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Karen Loew


Editor-In-Chief of Electronic Media, has served as editor of the City Limits website since June 2006. Karen's background is primarily in newspapers, as a beat reporter at The Tennessean in Nashville, The Northern Virginia Daily in the Shenandoah Valley, and The Cavalier Daily at the University of Virginia, where she majored in English and studied poetry writing with former Poet Laureate Rita Dove. She also lived and studied on a kibbutz in Israel. Before coming to City Limits, she freelanced for outlets including The New Yorker, The New York Times and Newsday. Loew is active in the Society of Professional Journalists as a board member of the New York City chapter. Past volunteer work also includes being a tutor for Literacy Volunteers of America, and a founding Friend of the High Line, helping to create the new park in Chelsea, where she lives with her husband.

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Articles, Investigations and Blogs

An article assessing philosophical and practical shifts at the DOE in recent years earns national recognition.



It’s a new year, and a compromised moment for the controversial Senator Pedro Espada. Affordable housing advocates are agitating to replace him with a champion.



Top stories from City Limits describe 2009 as experienced in 'the other New York.'



How one nonprofit organization helps the homeless become housed again and get back into the workforce.



A stimulus funding influx, the possibility of new jobs, and heartier support from officials comes as public housing residents call attention to widespread poor living conditions.



A study is underway that looks at how to lower the barriers to securing permanent homes for children in the foster care system.



Savvy and serendipity played a big part in the realization of this long-awaited park. But the project's success contains lessons for other public efforts of every kind.



As excessive property prices and debt lead to failing conditions and foreclosures at buildings around the city, Fannie Mae indicates it will intervene at some properties.



A culture club brings lower-income families into New York's treasure troves of art and science.



Affordable housing advocates are working hard to convince state senators it's high time to preserve rent-stabilized apartments.



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