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Patrick Arden

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Patrick Arden covered City Hall for the daily newspaper Metro New York. For nearly a decade he was the managing editor of the Chicago Reader, a pioneer of the alternative newsweekly movement. He also served as editor-in-chief of the statewide newsweekly Illinois Times, a winner of a "general excellence" award from the Illinois Press Association. He is currently at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University.


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In the second of part of our series on a development process that spanned much of the Bloomberg administration, we look at how parks fare under this deal—and others.

In the final installment of our series, a look at the challenges facing workers at the businesses the Bloomberg administration has decided don't belong there anymore.

Perhaps no project embodied the Bloomberg administration's development style better than Willets Point. Will Joe Lhota or Bill de Blasio change that approach?

The current development plan doesn't include a gaming facility. But the casino proposal sheds new light on the bid by Related Companies and Sterling Equities.

A new version of the Willets Point redevelopment plan envisions a shopping mall in what is now a parking lot—on what is technically parkland. The city and some advocates disagree on whether a Robert Moses-era law paves the way for the project.

If New York is to meet PlanNYC's goals, apartment buildings must get greener. While property owners and tenants both benefit from more efficient systems, getting them up and running takes a different kind of green.

Three-quarter homes give people who are homeless, leaving prison or seeking substance-abuse treatment a place to stay. But critics say the houses are unregulated and sometimes unsafe.

At some dormitories for homeless people, lawyers allege, landlords forced tenants to attend particular drug programs and failed to provide safe housing. But operators say they were trying to do good—or at least following the law.

The unregulated rooming houses often feature crowded, unsafe conditions. But even some critics point out that they play an important role in keeping people off the street.

Advocates say a Bloomberg administration reduction of brokers' fees paid under an HIV/AIDS housing program has made life harder for HIV-positive clients.

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