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Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services

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.
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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.

Brownsville Board Says Home Runs Threaten Motorists

The local community board wants a higher fence at the Brownsville Rec Center to prevent softballs from striking cars on Linden Boulevard. But the center has a long list of other needs.

Council Freshman Cohen Steers Clear of Progressive Caucus

While not ruling out joining the group, the new District 11 councilmember—and self-described progressive—says he plans to focus on bread-and-butter issues.

Council Newcomer Torres Wins Early Power

The youngest member of the city legislature was named chair of the public housing committee last week, just days after being arrested in an MLK-day act of civil disobedience.

Is the Bronx as Progressive as De Blasio Says?

The mayor lauds the borough's "progressive values," but the buzzword's application to Bronx politics is uneven at best—a fact that may complicate the mayor's ability to execute his agenda.

Budgets Cut, But NYC's Libraries Thrive—For Now

Free access to technology, help for immigrants, a safe space for kids. Branch libraries play an increasingly important role. But funding hasn't kept up. Will the lack of support undermine a critical civic resource?

Bronx Pols Get Council Leadership Posts

Six committees will be led by members from the Bronx, including public safety and public housing.

Brooklyn Members Get Key Council Posts

Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave members from the borough control of 15 of the Council's 37 committees, including the powerful Land Use panel.

Initiative to 'End AIDS' Looks for Traction in Albany

Advocates will be listening closely to the governor's budget address to see if the administration responds to their push for a comprehensive effort to effectively end new infections.

Advocates Want Housing Battle Fought on Many Fronts

A new report advocates a multi-pronged approach, and finds the market lost twice as much affordable housing as Bloomberg-era initiatives gained.

Looking After the Welfare of Child Welfare Workers

Burnout among child welfare workers hurts kids in foster care. In 2011, an effort was launched to give New York City caseworkers the support they need to stay on the job.

For Sunset Park, Proposed BRT Routes Could Help Foster Jobs

After a campaign pledge by Mayor de Blasio, a report suggests eight new bus routes around the city that would help fulfill it.

New Brooklyn Beep Adams Offers Continuity and Change

In an interview with the Brooklyn Bureau, he talks about building on predecessor Marty Markowitz's efforts while broadening focus to the vulnerable.



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