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Source: Common Domain

Homeless Advocates Get Sitdown With Housing Officials

Today 11:48 GMT

New York City officials met with homeless advocates on Monday, two weeks after one of their members confronted Mayor Bill de Blasio at the gym about his administration’s record on housing.

Mr. de Blasio didn’t attend, but the group met with senior city officials from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development, the Department of Social Services and the mayor’s office. Multiple media outlets reported on the exchange, and Paulette Soltani, a housing campaign coordinator with Vocal-NY, said she believed the gym visit was what got them Monday’s meeting.

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Source: Common Domain

New Penthouse in a Converted Greenwich Village Loft Building

Today 11:48 GMT

This duplex penthouse with a private rooftop is in the heart of the central core of Greenwich Village in a 19th-century Beaux-Arts building known for its elaborate cast-iron facade.

The apartment is on the seventh and eighth floors of an eight-story converted commercial loft building that has a total of only six units. The rooftop terrace, reachable by elevator or interior stair, features a fully equipped outdoor kitchen, a pergola and lush landscaping and dramatic lighting by the landscape architecture firm of Harrison Green.

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Source: Fox News

Ohio haunted house slammed for performing alleged 'mock rape'

Today 03:21 GMT

"In the adult haunted houses we give everybody a SafeWord[,] the actors are all trained on how to properly operate this attraction[,] the only legitimate complaint we got was from somebody who did not believe the sign and everything we do inside of the haunted house; however, he could’ve used his safe word at any point to stop the haunted house and chose not to." The park claimed all activities that take place inside their haunted houses are "professional," "safe" and "in a controlled environment."

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Source: Common Domain

San Francisco Penthouse Comes with Self-Playing Steinway Piano

Today 03:21 GMT

A newly built penthouse in San Francisco is selling with custom high-end furnishings—including a self-playing Steinway piano.

The fully furnished "Steinway Suite" sits on the top-floor at The Harrison, a 49-story new development in the city’s Rincon Hill neighborhood. A newly built penthouse in San Francisco is selling with custom high-end furnishings—including a self-playing Steinway piano.

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Source: Global News

Price, Red Sox bounce back, beat Astros 7-5, tie ALCS 1-1

Today 14:31 GMT

David Price was good enough, the Red Sox bullpen was even better, and Jackie Bradley Jr. delivered a go-ahead, three-run double off the Green Monster on Sunday night to lead Boston to a 7-5 victory over the Houston Astros and tie the AL Championship Series at one game apiece.

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros cool off Boston Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS. Matt Barnes struck out Gonzalez to end the inning and then pitched a perfect sixth to earn the victory.

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Source: The Guradian

Amy Winehouse family signs deal to make biopic

Today 11:47 GMT

It includes previously unseen footage of Amy and new interviews with her collaborators Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi.

Winehouse’s father Mitch said the family had been repeatedly approached regarding a biopic but previously felt “the time was not right”.

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Source: Global News

Justin Verlander, Houston Astros cool off Boston Red Sox 7-2 in Game 1 of ALCS

Sunday 23:41 GMT

After walking in one run and giving up the tying score on a wild pitch, Verlander struck out Andrew Benintendi on a contested called third strike, and the Houston Astros pulled away to beat the Boston Red Sox 7-2 on Saturday night in the AL Championship Series opener.

With temperatures dipping into the 40s, numbing their fingertips as they tried to grip the baseball, Justin Verlander and Chris Sale both struggled to get the ball over the plate.

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Source: Common Domain

Australian Architects Continue to Be Inspired by Glass House Design Icons

Sunday 23:41 GMT

Australian architects are embracing the "less is more" approach to residential design, turning swathes of glass, steel and concrete into head-turning luxury homes.

Attracting global attention for her 2015-built glass house, U.K.-trained architect Sarah Waller said Queensland’s climate and a stunning 5,736-square-meter block of north-facing land overlooking the Noosa Valley Golf Course provided the perfect opportunity for her own glass house.

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Source: Washington Post

Red Sox survive Game 2 of the ALCS to pull even with the Astros

Today 01:32 GMT

The Boston Red Sox were winning a playoff game started by David Price, against the undefeated-in-October Houston Astros.

As a result of the 7-5 Red Sox victory Sunday night, the ALCS is heading to Texas knotted at a game apiece, with Game 3 on Tuesday at Houston’s Minute Maid Park. Survival was not an instinct the Red Sox were forced to develop during a triumphant, 108-win regular season, but they absolutely showed it in Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, when a single misstep across the middle part of the game would have been costly and another loss near-fatal.

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Source: CTV

Arson suspected in fire at Toronto hotel housing asylum seekers

Sunday 19:59 GMT

Toronto police are investigating an alleged arson at a hotel temporarily housing asylum seekers amid concerns raised by an immigrant services organization about anti-refugee sentiment circulating online.

Police said they are looking for a suspect after a fire was started on the third floor of the Radisson Hotel Toronto East on the night of Oct. 2. Toronto police are investigating an alleged arson at a hotel temporarily housing asylum seekers amid concerns raised by an immigrant services organization about anti-refugee sentiment circulating online.

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Source: Common Domain

Fannie Mae’s Comeback Captain Reflects on His Tenure

Sunday 05:10 GMT

Fannie Mae was receiving massive capital infusions from the Treasury Department, managing tens of thousands of foreclosed homes and facing bipartisan calls for its abolition when Timothy Mayopoulos joined the mortgage-finance company nine years ago as general counsel.

The real shift in mindset that happened here was people stopped thinking about what’s going to happen to Fannie Mae and instead starting asking themselves, what should the housing system of the future look like and how can you be a part of laying the foundation for that?

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Source: Common Domain

Housing Market Positioned for a Gentler Slowdown Than in 2007

Sunday 14:30 GMT

The U.S. housing market is running out of steam, but its slowdown looks nothing like the historic collapse that took down the whole economy in 2007.

As frenzied as the market has felt in recent years, with bidding wars and double-digit price increases, it never came close to the level of the last boom by most measures. The good news is compared to a decade ago the housing market doesn’t have far to fall.

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Source: Common Domain

Red Sox-Astros: An Elite Battle of Heavyweights

Saturday 20:55 GMT

The Red Sox and Astros rendered moot all the clichés about small sample sizes and flukiness in October and simply kept on playing like the two best teams in baseball.

Both franchises have evolved since then, from merely very good teams to part of an elite class of heavyweights that stand apart from the rest of the league. The Astros added to their core championship group another All-Star starting pitcher in Gerrit Cole and a better bullpen, in part through the controversial midseason acquisition of Roberto Osuna.


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