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Tim Griffin to Depart The Kitchen After Nine Years as Director

Tim Griffin is leaving The Kitchen after nearly a decade as the director and chief curator of the experimental New York art space. During his tenure, Griffin continued and expanded the storied institution’s focus on interdisciplinarity and oversaw a program featuring Chantal Akerman, ANOHNI, Charles Atlas, Gretchen Bender, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Ralph Lemon, Aki Sasamoto, and Tyshawn Sorey, among others. His term also led to new initiatives including the hybrid talks series “The Kitchen L.A.B.” and electronic music series “Synth Nights.” Griffin—who began helming the nonprofit in 2011 after a seven-year run as the editor-in-chief of Artforum, where he is currently a contributing editor—will shift into an advisory role at The Kitchen by year’s end; he has accepted a visiting professorship in the art history and English departments at Ohio State University in Columbus, where his wife, Johanna Burton, directs The Wexner Center for the Arts.  

“I can’t imagine a

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NYCHA seniors fear for their safety; councilman says he allocated money for improvements years ago

JAMAICA, Queens — A Queens councilman said he allocated hundreds of thousands of dollars to NYCHA to enhance security at a public housing building for seniors, following to years of complaints to his office about unauthorized visitors and seniors living in fear.

But those security improvements are pending.

City Councilmember Daneek Miller was told by the city last week that the new security improvements won’t be done until 2021.

Just outside NYCHA’s Conlon-Lihfe Towers in Jamaica, Queens, seniors said they are afraid to live there.

Connie Green, 79, who lives in the building, said since the pandemic, security concerns have gotten worse.

Miller said he’s been listening to the seniors complain about security for years. Back in 2017, he thought he did something about it. He allocated over $320,000 to replace front doors with new doors that would require a key card entry, and funds to pay for several new

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Homes in Black and Latino neighborhoods still undervalued 50 years after US banned using race in real estate appraisals | The Conversation

(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.)

Junia Howell, University of Pittsburgh and Elizabeth Korver-Glenn, University of New Mexico

(THE CONVERSATION) The Research Brief is a short take about interesting academic work.

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Racial inequality in home values is larger today than it was 40 years ago, with homes in white neighborhoods appreciating $200,000 more since 1980 than comparable homes in similar communities of color.

Our new research on home appraisals shows neighborhood racial composition still drives unequal home values, despite laws that forbid real estate professionals from explicitly using race when evaluating a property’s worth. Published in the journal Social Problems, our study finds this growing inequality results from both historical policies and contemporary practices.

In the 1930s, the federal government institutionalized a process for evaluating how much a property was worth. Often called redlining, this process used

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Nursing homes in Washington state struggled with adequate staffing for years. Then coronavirus struck.

In early March, state inspectors entered a sprawling nursing home in the rural southeast corner of King County where concerns over thin staffing were mounting just as COVID-19 began to spread across the state.

One resident inside the Enumclaw Health and Rehabilitation Center said she hadn’t been bathed for nearly three weeks after she first arrived, according to inspection records. Another described waiting roughly 15 minutes for help after her roommate fell on the floor, while others told of even longer waits for help, lasting 45 minutes or more.

“Sometimes there are so few people in the building,” the resident told inspectors, “if there were an emergency, it would be a calamity.”

Within weeks, coronavirus entered the nursing home, and workers scrambled to help ailing residents, as some got sick themselves. In all, the outbreak killed 26 people, according to the state.

As COVID-19 devastated nursing homes across the state,

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This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features designs with quarantine, work from home in mind

The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

This year’s Parade of Homes features designs ideal for quarantine

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At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these

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Real estate news: This year’s Triangle Parade of Homes tour features North Carolina house designs with COVID-19 in mind

RALEIGH, N.C. (WTVD) — The opportunity is back to meander through meticulously crafted homes. Parade of Homes is returning during COVID-19 and organizers are putting several safety precautions in place.

At a home in northern Wake County, visitors marvel at a glass-encased staircase, check out imported wood or float through an expansive kitchen perfect for entertaining.

Builders of the 6,000-square-foot home describe the architectural style as British West Indies, and the outdoor living features will surely make you feel like you’re on vacation.

“Especially in the evening and at dusk when it’s lit up, it just adds a whole new feature,” Raleigh Custom Homes Lead Designer Connie Allen said.

Multiple TVs are set up in the lounge area. There’s space for alfresco cooking and dining. A hot tub and fountain are by the pool, ideal for families these days.

“Swimming pools have just taken off because people are not going

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SA2020 celebrates 10 years, notes improvements in the city

San Antonio has fewer teen pregnancies, more high school graduates and is using less water and energy, according to data from SA2020, an initiative launched 10 years ago by then-San Antonio Mayor Julián Castro to outline the city’s priorities for the next decade.



Julian Castro wearing a suit and tie: Then-Mayor Julian Castro launched the SA2020 initiative in 2010 to create goals for the future.


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Then-Mayor Julian Castro launched the SA2020 initiative in 2010 to create goals for the future.


However, it is also seeing higher rates of obesity, domestic violence and recidivism in the criminal justice system.

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That’s why the work of SA2020 isn’t done, city officials said.

SA2020 is hosting a virtual celebration for its 10th anniversary Friday evening. The nonprofit will share a draft of a report reaffirming its community vision, based on input from more than 10,300 San Antonians.

Through the end of October, residents will have another chance to provide feedback said Kiran Kaur Bain, the SA2020 director

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Homes in Black and Latino Neighborhoods Still Undervalued 50 Years After U.S. Banned Using Race In Real Estate Appraisals | Cities

By Junia Howell and Elizabeth Korver-Glenn

Our new research on home appraisals shows neighborhood racial composition still drives unequal home values, despite laws that forbid real estate professionals from explicitly using race when evaluating a property’s worth. Published in the journal Social Problems, our study finds this growing inequality results from both historical policies and contemporary practices.

In the 1930s, the federal government institutionalized a process for evaluating how much a property was worth. Often called redlining, this process used neighborhood racial and socioeconomic composition to determine home values. Homes in white communities were deemed more valuable than identical dwellings in communities of color.

Legislative action in the late 1960s and 1970s prohibited this practice. But the law allowed appraisers to use past sale prices to determine home values. Our research shows how using old, race-based sale prices ensured appraisers continued to define homes in white neighborhoods as worth more

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Pace of New Home Sales Tops 1 Million for First Time in 14 Years


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The housing market continued to boom in August, as low mortgage rates and pandemic-driven demand pushed new home sales above 1 million for the first time in 14 years.

Sales of new single-family homes rose 4.8% in August from July to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.01 million, the Commerce Department said Thursday. Economists polled by the Wall Street Journal had expected a 0.3% decline to 898,000. August sales were 43% above the year-earlier level.

The new-homes data are volatile and August’s figures came with a margin of error of 10.5 percentage points. July sales were revised up to 965,000 from 901,000 initially.

Based on the current rate of sales, there is a 3.3-month supply of new homes, down from 4 months in July, 4.6 months in June and 5.4 months in May.

“Strong sales have depleted inventories of new homes for sales, which

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Asphalte Elite is an Asphalt Paving Contractor With 25 Years of Experience Serving Montreal, QC, and Surrounding Areas – Press Release

Montreal, QC – The choice of the right asphalt contractor can determine the quality of the product. Montreal residents who are interested in working with experienced asphalt paving contractors will find the team at Asphalte Elite to be the perfect choice for their needs. With over 25 years of experience in the industry, Asphalte Elite is proud to bring the very best services to the members of the community.

Announcing their asphalt contracting services for the area, the spokesperson for the company said: “Asphalte Élite is a company offering diversified asphalting services in the greater Montreal area, the North Shore as well as the South Shore. Whether it’s for residential asphalt work or commercial asphalt work, we’re here to help. Paving is a real passion for us, the satisfaction of each customer is our ultimate goal. That’s why we offer custom solutions just for you. In 25 years, we have

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