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Poverty Stats Set Mark for De Blasio's Effort vs. Inequality
The 2013 figures—which could serve as the yardstick against which de Blasio's efforts to reduce income polarization are measured—showed little change when broken down by race, educational attainment, or wok experience, though there was a 1.6 point drop in the child poverty rate, which stood at 29.8 percent last year.
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Analyzing the 2014 Primaries
Advocates: NYS Must Simplify Laws Barring Felons from Voting
But that turnout calculation omits one category of New Yorker altogether: people who could vote if they weren't in prison or on parole. Civil rights advocates believe that section of the state's population merits new attention once the elections are over and legislators return to Albany.
Gowanus Developer Agrees to Superfund Cleanup Role
For a time it looked like the then-mayor was right: One major site on the west bank of the beautiful but extremely toxic waterway was abandoned by builders.
Report Sees Crisis in NYCHA Conditions, Hope in Density
The report on citywide housing conditions by Comptroller Scott Stringer released on Monday suggests this is the case with at least some building conditions in NYCHA.
Primary Day Reading List: What's Your Favorite Campaign '14 Storyline?
A governor considered possible presidential material trying to nail down an impressive re-election victory against a challenge from his party's activist wing.
A fluid battle for control of the state senate involving three caucuses and a host of races.
The aftermath of corruption scandals that have led to convictions and vacancies in some districts, and indictments against candidates seeking re-election from others.
Some of our stories have touched on these themes and others have staked out other territory. Check them out before you head to the polls:
NYCHA Points to Progress on Maintenance Issues
Stringer's report was on housing conditions citywide—in NYCHA, rent-stabilized, private rental and owner-occupied units.
To identify trends across that broad marketplace, it relied on the Census Bureau's Housing and Vacancy Survey, which comes out only every three years. The latest HVS covered 2011.