It's always nice when the finest newspaper in the world ratifies your decision to pursue a particular story, and in the past few days The New York Times has printed two pieces on topics that City Limits was proud to cover first.

Over the weekend, there was Alan Feuer's superb feature story about new efforts to fill the gap into which so many exonerated prisoners fall: Perversely, because of their innocence, they re-enter society not on parole (with the services and support that can entail) but on their own. Last January, we told the story of several ex-inmates trying to navigate freedom.

And today, the Times featured the story of the troubled tenants at 98 Linden Street in Bushwick, which our Brooklyn Bureau covered last month.