Ichiro Ohta held his 3-month-old daughter up to the window so she could see the astronauts. Ticker tape rained down over Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong as the Apollo 11 parade rolled over the cobblestone below his bare-bones Soho loft. It was August 1969, and Soho was not yet Soho. Ohta was one of the pioneers. Today, Yukie Ohta still lives in the same apartment with the huge glass panes where her father showed her
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After a public lashing by Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer over New York’s failure to disperse rent relief, Gov. Andrew Cuomo laid out a list of fresh goals Monday to distribute $2.7 billion before the eviction ban expires Aug. 31. Schumer took to the podium Sunday to chastise the state for releasing a pittance in the two months that the emergency rental assistance program has been live. “Thousands and thousands of New York tenants could
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