City Council Backs off Call to Cancel 421a

City Council Backs off Call to Cancel 421a

Gary LaBarbera, James Whelan, Eric Adams, Tiffany Cabán and Kathy Hochul (Getty, iStock / illustration by Ilya Hourie for The Real Deal) As the mayor makes a last-minute push to save an affordable housing tax break, City Council members planned to rally for its demise. With seven working days left in the state’s legislative session, … Read more

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

New York City elevates to ‘high’ coronavirus alert level, indoor masks urged

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — New York City entered the “high” COVID-19 alert level Tuesday, and health officials are strongly recommending wearing masks in public indoor settings. Health officials say there is a high community spread, and pressure on the health care system is increasing. “New York City has transitioned to a high COVID alert … Read more

1st African surf shop in US opens in California

1st African surf shop in US opens in California

LOS ANGELES — Surf shops and Southern California go together like sand and beaches. But there’s a new surf shop like no other, and it’s in Venice Beach. Mami Wata is the first African surf shop in the country. Selema Masekela is a surfer and has stepped into a wetsuit many times. What You Need … Read more