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Details Murky in Cuomo's Goal for Minority Contracts

Details Murky in Cuomo's Goal for Minority Contracts

The governor has set an ambitious goal for directing state contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities. But why did it take so long? And who is really benefiting?
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Can Bill de Blasio Lead a Progressive Urban Surge?

The mayor has chalked up victories at home and rallied fellow mayors around an activist platform. Sure, this could be another false dawn for the hope of a new, national urban agenda. But maybe ...

Even Model NYS Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole

The state's approval rate for parole applications has been sliced in half since 2005. Inmates convicted of high-profile crimes face almost insurmountable barriers—because of politics, not the penal code.

Labor Trafficking Persists Amid Outrage Over Sex Trade

Sex trafficking is the target of increased awareness and enforcement. But other forms of the human trade—which might be more common—are proving hard to publicize or prosecute.

Struggle Amid Progress: To Be LGBTQ in Foster Care

New York City is working to build a foster-care system that welcomes gay and trans youth. New training has made gains against still-common cultural and religious hangups among caseworkers and foster parents.

Key Nutrition Program Hits Snags at Farmers' Markets

When the WIC program took steps to get more fresh produce into recipients' diets, the results were promising. But the initiative is being held back by administrative flaws and, yes, a political battle over white potatoes.

Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms

After the 2010 controversy, 25 firms signed a code of conduct for dealing with the state's pension funds. Most appear not to have made the disclosures necessary to show they are playing by the rules.

Bushwick Rallies for Better Parks

Advocates are pressing City Councilmembers and the mayor for repairs to two green spaces. Parks funding is set to increase, but not enough to meet community needs, they say.

Complex Changes in Low-Level Arrests Under De Blasio

Elected on a platform of police reform, the de Blasio administration has cut arrests for some low-level drug crimes, but busted more people for the controversial charge of trespassing.

As Klein Solidifies Support, Koppell Backers Say They Can Win

Oliver Koppell faces long—but, supporters insist, not impossible—odds in his quest to unseat Sen. Jeff Klein and steer the State Senate back to Democratic control.

De Blasio Housing Plan Promises Inclusion, Density

The mayor's housing vision describes an array of programs the administration will pursue to build or preserve 200,000 units. But the key is the rezoning of several city neighborhoods.

Unlikely Key to NY's Mass Transit Hopes: The Automobile?

A new toll proposal reflects transit truths: Many drivers have few transit options, many subway lines couldn't handle large numbers of drivers who gave up their cars, and toll revenue is critical.

Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services

The city's library branches offer a dizzying array of services, from job-search help to literacy lessons to fiction writers' circles. But limits on space and money could hamper the systems' ability to reach potential.

De Blasio's First 100 Days: Our Coverage

Relive the first three months of the mayor's term, as reported by our Nation-City Limits blog.

Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment

Documents obtained by City Limits outline a litany of obstacles that the city's pilot project has so far been unable to surmount.

Exclusive Interview: New Child-Welfare Chief Eyes Change

New ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión talks about juvenile justice, foster care and how to improve her agency's reputation among the families it serves.

How de Blasio Can Fix FOIL

As public advocate, he saw shortcomings in the city's compliance with the public information law. A City Limits test of transparency in his young administration finds room for improvement remains.

Housing Court Goes on Trial

Advocates who fault the court's facilities and lack of right to counsel found it guilty on all counts in a hearing at Brooklyn Borough Hall.

Juvenile Justice Reform Falls Short of Goals

The Close to Home initiative was supposed to move detained kids to less restrictive settings and improve their ability to complete their education. That hasn't happened.

Confusion Over Special Elections in the Bronx

No one knows yet how Governor Cuomo (even the governor himself!) will fill 11 empty seats in the state legislature, including two in the borough.

Bronx Council Newcomer Gibson Gets Key Post

Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson joined almost every borough colleague opposing Mark-Viverito for Council, but nonetheless was awarded control of the public safety committee.



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What Rob Astorino Offers New York City

By Rob Astorino

What Rob Astorino Offers New York City

An op-ed from the Republican nominee for governor promises tax reduction, replacing Common Core and ... Read More»

How Howie Hawkins Would Help New York

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How Howie Hawkins Would Help New York

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Recommendations for Next Mayor's Veterans Policy

A briefing paper by NYMetroVets calling for the next mayor to create a more robust employment and ho... Read More»

Who Got Murdered in New York City in 2012?

In 2012, 419 people were classified as murder victims in New York City. This document, produced by t... Read More»

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Latinos and the NYC Mayoralty

As the country's Latino population becomes poised to play a bigger in the nation's political landsca... Read More»

Art When the Picture Changes: Race, Gentrification

City Limits video reporter Rae Gomes talks with Brooklyn artists about the role they play in capturi... Read More»



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Targeted SNAP Outreach RFP - Queens Outreach

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