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Why NYCHA Chose LaGuardia Houses for 35-Story ‘NextGen’ Infill

NYCHA infill is no longer called as much. Henceforth, the city refers to it as “NextGeneration Neighborhoods.”Here at home, it’s the LaGuardia Houses that will soon receive the tower-in-the-park treatment, so to speak. As previously reported, the cash-strapped agency is proposing a 35-story mixed-income rental building with approximately 500 apartments (at 50-50 affordable to market-rate mix) and a ground-floor community facility. The new construction will occupy the “underutilized” plot that...

Why high-tech trash cans didn't work

Let’s trash talk.Yes, I know there are “bigger” issues — $500 million for rebuilding municipal assets, a lack of affordable housing, the trial of the D.A., the mistrial of America’s Dad, the conviction of political heiress Renee Tartaglione – but street-corner trash cans are something we can get our heads around, even though we wouldn’t touch one with a 7-foot Latvian, such as the one just acquired by the Sixers.I’m talking about the flawed, high-tech, solar-powered trash compactors known as...

Irish American’s home ransacked by 375lb fat bear for over 6 hours

Amazing CCTV footage shows massive beast opening the fridge to seek out a snack.iStockAn Irish American living in Colorado has described his shock and horror after a 375-pound wild bear raided his home. Amazing CCTV footage shows the massive bear opening the fridge to look for a snack.Chris O’Dubhraic, whose grandparents hailed from County Clare, had collapsed exhausted into bed after a business trip to Asia left him completely jet-lagged.Only when he woke up from his deep sleep did he...

England rugby players Denny Solomona, Manu Tuilagi sent home for disciplinary reasons

Manu Tuilagi and Denny Solomona have been sent home from England's training camp following "team culture issues", the Rugby Football Union (RFU) have confirmed.Both were named on Friday in a 37-man squad with an eye on November internationals against Argentina, Australia, and Samoa. "We will not be commenting further", an RFU statement read.Press Association Sport has reported that the pair have been disciplined for drinking alcohol during the three-day camp.The news will cast further doubt...