Bronx Councilman Urges Council to Kill Armory Plan
Fernando Cabrera says he still hopes to support the plan to build an ice sports center in the historic Kingsbridge Armory, but has concerns about traffic and funding.
Young Men's Initiative Shows Promise—and Limits
Mayor Bloomberg gets credit for making young black men a government priority. But there are questions about YMI's scope, scale and future funding.
Bronx Voters Skip Ballot Questions in Big Numbers
One in three voters who cast a ballot in the mayoral race didn't weigh in on the ballot questions. In some cases, poll workers may have failed to remind voters to flip their ballots.
Latino Nonprofits Blame Mayor's Policies for Struggles
Organizations say contracting reforms by the Bloomberg administration have made it harder for them to compete for funds. But management problems have also hampered their efforts.
The Questions Brownsville Would Ask at Tonight's Debate
If they got the mic, people in and around the Van Dyke Houses would ask about guns, jobs and senior centers.
Wine Country ... in Bed-Stuy?
The Toast of Brooklyn celebrated the history and potential of the neighborhood, where some hope a $20 million revitalization project will spur an economic revival.
Class in the Classroom: The Income Gap and NYC's Schools
It's well known that wealthy kids outperform poor kids in school, but now the rich are also pulling away from middle-class students. Why? And is class or race the key factor in how NYC school kids perform?
De Blasio Message Gets Mixed Reception in Mott Haven
In the Democrat's "two cities" narrative, the South Bronx neighborhood ranks among the have-nots. But many voters say they're still deciding whom to support in November.
Candidates Get Mott Haven's Votes, But Not Its Confidence
Around Camaguey restaurant on Primary Day, even people who went to the polls had little faith that the officials they voted for would make good on their campaign promises.
Last-Minute Choices on Primary Day in Brownsville
The latest installment in our Five Borough Ballot series visits a polling center in the Van Dyke Houses as residents—at least, some of them—cast their votes.
The 2013 Mayoral Candidates on Jobs and the Economy
From neighborhood-specific plans to general principles, everyone running has laid out their vision for creating jobs.
What the Campaign's Focus on Inequality Means for New York
How did income inequality become a driving issue in the 2013 race? What do the candidates actually propose to do about it? Would any of their ideas really work?
Voters Eyeing De Blasio, With Some Doubts
Interviews in Brownsville confirm what the polls say: Bill de Blasio is the candidate of the moment. But with delicate issues like race at play, voters wanted to know more before committing to him.
Cycle of Political Disengagement on One Bronx Corner
Interviews suggest it's unclear what came first: Voters in Mott Haven tuning out the politicians, or candidates writing the area off. But some voters are starting to pay attention to campaign 2013.
Many Store Owners Hit By Fire Refuse City Help
Small business assistance has been offered to the 11 Wakefield businesses destroyed by a May fire. But since the aid comes in the form of loans rather than grants, many firms have declined the help.
Mayor's Race: Brownsville Voters Waiting, Watching, Wary
Many residents say they'll vote, but won’t pick a candidate until September. They're skeptical of promises, concerned about character and doubtful that identity politics will carry Primary Day.
Twenty-Something ... and Ready to be Adopted
Children who "age out" of foster care often face steep challenges, prompting new interest in finding families for people much older than typical candidates for adoption.
As Land of Opportunity, New York Is No Denmark
Income mobility in New York compares well to other American cities—but not to our European counterparts.
Why Do Some Parks Suffer? It’s Complicated
Inequities in city green space result from more than just outer-borough bias. A tight budget that affects everybody and private donations that benefit some areas over others are part of the picture.
Congress's War on Food Stamps Could Worsen NYC Inequality
The House votes to strip Food Stamps from a Farm Bill. The Senate looks to tighten eligibility. What will it mean for a city with 1.9 million people receiving that benefit?
Brooklyn Wage Theft Case Grinds On
Authorities found that a Williamsburg construction company owed its workers $500,000, but no one's been paid yet. Advocates blame enforcement delays on overburdened state inspectors.
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