New Yorkers step up to help struggling artist

Soon after the pandemic started Ralph Serrano accepted defeat. A professional mural artist, now earning hardly any income because his projects were put on hold. He could no longer pay his rent on the Upper West Side  So, he moved out last month, leaving many of his paintings behind.

Ruling could force Upper West Side skyscraper to cut down 20 floors

The nearly-completed 668-foot tall building at 200 Amsterdam Avenue may have to take a little off the top after a New York State Supreme Court judge ruled that the Department of Buildings revoke its permits and remove all floors that exceed the zoning limit, which according to published reports could be at least 20 floors.