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New Tenant Protections: Got Teeth?

New Tenant Protections: Got Teeth?

The city is doubling the fines for landlords who harass tenants and will publicize the names of property owners who get penalized. The only troubles is penalties are rarely imposed by judges.
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Parents Battle City Schools for Special Ed Services
Housing Plan Targets Vacant Lots; Some Neighbors Leery
NYC's Superfund Neighborhoods Are Booming
Even Model NYS Inmates Face Steep Barriers to Parole
Labor Trafficking Persists Amid Outrage Over Sex Trade


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New Tenant Protections: Got Teeth?

New Tenant Protections: Got Teeth?

The city is doubling the fines for landlords who harass tenants and will publicize the names of property owners who get penalized. The only troubles is penalties are rarely imposed by judges. READ MORE»

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Parents Battle City Schools for Special Ed Services

Parents Battle City Schools for Special Ed Services

Sometimes the fight's over classroom setting, sometimes over a child eating their meals through a straw. Often it involves lawyers, frantic parents and a strained school system. READ MORE»


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NYC's Superfund Neighborhoods Are Booming

NYC's Superfund Neighborhoods Are Booming

In the past five years, three toxic city sites have been enrolled in a federal clean-up program. Early on there were fears the label would inhibit development. Those have proven unfounded. READ MORE»

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Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Utilities jousting with pols, questions about who owns fiber infrastructure and a mix of efforts to bridge the digital divide: The push to get more New Yorkers on the web is a web of its own. READ MORE»


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Lax Compliance With Post-Hevesi Scandal Reforms

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. READ MORE»

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Bronx Art Groups Share Challenges Seeking Sustenance and Growth

Bronx Art Groups Share Challenges Seeking Sustenance and Growth

There’s no shortage of creative artists and organizations in the borough, but working on growth, attracting Bronxites, and working together is a persistent push. READ MORE»


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For an Iraqi in New York, U.S. Withdrawal is Not War's End

For an Iraqi in New York, U.S. Withdrawal is Not War's End

Leyla is one of 60,000 Iraqis who came to the United States after the 2003 invasion. Married to an American, settled in Brooklyn, she still feels the disruption of the war—especially when she hears her mother's voice. READ MORE»





CONVERSATIONS/OPINIONS

Australia's Gun-Control Lesson for NYers

By Gerard May

Australia's Gun-Control Lesson for NYers

Mass shootings are happening more often in the U.S., but tighter national gun control seems impossible to achieve. An Australian in New York recounts his country's response to a massacre.

Eyewitnesses Exposed: Odds Are You'd ID the Wrong Man

By Roxanne Palmer

Eyewitnesses Exposed: Odds Are You'd ID the Wrong Man

A video lays bare the problems with eyewitness testimony: At a recent conference, a robbery was staged, and 83 percent of people in the audience couldn't identify the right guy in a lineup.

Rikers Scandal: Key Leaders Are Between Policymakers, Prisoners

By David A. Fullard

Rikers Scandal: Key Leaders Are Between Policymakers, Prisoners

The revelations about systemic brutality in the city's jails point to the critical role that captains—the first layer of leadership over correction officers—play.

Improvement in Child Poverty Figures Demands More Action

By Jennifer March

Improvement in Child Poverty Figures Demands More Action

Child poverty decreased in New York City in 2013, but that was only a start toward rolling back the devastating effects of the Great Recession.

Are New Yorkers Desensitized to Violence?

By Gerard May

Are New Yorkers Desensitized to Violence?

Many murders make the front pages. But others don't. When a foreign visitor to the city learns of a killing near his home, he encounters resignation and dark humor.

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MULTIMEDIA

Where the state's lottery players placed their bets in 2012

Where the state's lottery players placed their bets in 2012

Raising the Bar for Health and Mental Health Services for Children in Foster Care

Children and youth in New York’s foster care system have significant health and mental health needs that are rooted in childhood trauma. This project’s findings show that despite an increase in access to health services after entry into foster care and huge expenditures on high-cost services, the children continue to lack access to the preventive and behavioral health services that are recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics and New York State as a means of addressing their needs, improving outcomes, and managing costs.

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