How the M-train is Gentrifying Bushwick
A shift in transit routes has triggered a wave of social change south of Myrtle Avenue, spurring a familiar mix of optimism and fear among residents.
Advocates Fear Homeless Program Threatens Affordable Housing
Responding to the shelter surge, the city has placed homeless families in clusters of apartments in private buildings. The pricey program might undermine rent stabilization.
FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims?
The grocery deliverer says it will create thousands of jobs in the South Bronx, but that expansion disappears when the firm analyzes its environmental impact.
Call for More Regulation of New York City Co-ops
Some 1 million New Yorkers live in co-ops, an affordable ownership option for many families. But some say the companies that sponsor coops are retaining too much control—at residents' expense.
Report: New Mayor Should Stop Re-Housing the Homeless
Some mayoral candidates want to restore programs that place homeless families in regular housing. But one think-tank believes those programs drive shelter demand.
Mayoral Hopefuls Asked: How to Pay for Public Housing?
At a weekend forum the Democrats running for mayor all disparaged a plan to build market-rate housing on NYCHA land.
Decisions New York's Next Mayor Will Face on Public Housing
Though federally funded, NYCHA is in part steered by choices at the municipal level. What public-housing policy choices will New York's next mayor have to make?
Class of 2013: Tech Students Eye Careers As Reforms Stall
In our year-long series on the Bloomberg administration's final high-school class, we meet students at a Career and Technical high school in Staten Island.
Upstate Cities See New Growth Amid Fiscal Crisis
Dented by population loss and industrial decline, cities like Rochester and Buffalo see a future in higher-ed and high-tech. But fiscal woes could hamstring those hopes.
Politically Active Bronx Artists Protest Their Own Eviction
The dispute between a South Bronx landlord and a radical arts collective has become a rallying cry for supporters of the group, which combines youth development with political activism.
Bloomberg's Homelessness Saga: Success. Failure. Now What?
The mayor aimed to significantly reduce the homeless shelter population. The opposite has happened. Now, there's a lot more blame to go around than ideas on what to do next.
A Brief History of Homelessness in New York
The homeless have always been with us. But somewhere along the way they changed from an isolated population of alcoholic men to a visible problem affecting families with children.
Bloomberg's Homeless Plan Was Incredibly Ambitious
Produced in close concert with advocates, the mayor's 2004 initiative aimed for a paradigm shift in how the city approached homelessness. And it aimed to achieve it in record time.
As Homeless Numbers Rose, Clashes Over Policies
The city and advocates argued over a series of issues. But they mostly joined forces to defend a crucial state program torpedoed by the state.
Debate Over Root of Shelter Surge, Mayor's Legacy
Some blame the collapse of a key housing program for high homeless numbers. Others say economic woes are still a factor.
Forgotten History Behind New Brooklyn Waterfront Plan
Behind the new and shiny plan for the Domino factory site is a saga of labor strife, lawsuits, and waterfront politics—one City Limits started telling back in 1983.
Details Emerge About Plan for Private Buildings on NYCHA Land
While some agree that the plan has financial merit, others fear the social costs of mixing incomes in NYCHA neighborhoods. The authority's chairman sees it as a win-win.
Canarsie Braces for Foreclosure Wave After Sandy
The neighborhood was a hotbed for defaults even before the superstorm's devastating flood. Now, advocates fear a flood of housing emergencies.
Love, Hate and Closing Doors: A Day in Subway Life
Straphangers still have plenty of gripes, but many passengers begrudgingly acknowledge how much they depend on the subway system. Call it a love-hate relationship.
Commuters Suggest New Routes for MTA
Straphangers have a lot of complaints, and some praise, for the city's subway system. Some also have some interesting ideas about how to improve life underground.
200 Hours a Year on the Subway: What To Do?
Every year, the average commuter spends what adds up to several days underground. Most riders have set habits for how they use that time.
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