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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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Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building
De Blasio's First 100 Days: Our Coverage
Group Amplifies Complaints by Foster-Care Parents, Kids
Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment
Exclusive Interview: New Child-Welfare Chief Eyes Change


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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. READ MORE»

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Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building

Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building

Tenants are still suffering at a Bronx building that both the then-Public Advocate's Worst Landlords List and the city's Alternative Enforcement Program have had on their radar screens. READ MORE»


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De Blasio's First 100 Days: Our Coverage

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. READ MORE»

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Will New York Follow Texas In Criminal Justice Reform?

Will New York Follow Texas In Criminal Justice Reform?

Defendants in New York don't get to see all the evidence against them. After several wrongful convictions, pressure is building to follow the Lone Star's lead and fix the system. READ MORE»


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Residents Demand City Build Bridge to Reconnect Van Cortlandt Park

Residents Demand City Build Bridge to Reconnect Van Cortlandt Park

Activists and pols say it’s the least DEP can do in light of the over-budget billions they're spending on the filtration plant. READ MORE»

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Outer Borough BIDs Struggle With Low Budgets, Little Impact

Outer Borough BIDs Struggle With Low Budgets, Little Impact

While well-funded business improvement districts are major players in thriving commercial districts, many outer borough BIDs have too few resources to make a difference. 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»





CONVERSATIONS/OPINIONS

Does Poverty Cause Child Abuse?

By Dawn Post

Does Poverty Cause Child Abuse?

Poor parents are no more likely to hurt or neglect their kids, the author argues. They're just more likely to be punished for failings both real and imagined.

Shelter Resident Weighs In On Cuomo-De Blasio Debate

By Arvernetta Henry

Shelter Resident Weighs In On Cuomo-De Blasio Debate

For Arvernetta Henry, the stakes in the budget talks are pretty simple. With a rent subsidy, she gets out of the shelter. Without it, she doesn't.

Custody Battle Delays Mean Kids Grow Up in Family Court

By Dawn Post

Custody Battle Delays Mean Kids Grow Up in Family Court

A shortage of judges means some children and their families spend years in the system, exacerbating whatever problems brought them there in the first place.

NYC's Silent Infrastructure Challenge: Aging Public Buildings

By Adam Forman

NYC's Silent Infrastructure Challenge: Aging Public Buildings

When New Yorkers think about aging infrastructure, bridges, roads and pipes come to mind. But schools, hospitals, jails and other public buildings aren't getting any younger, either.

Against Poverty and Homelessness, Government Can Work

By Robert V. Hess

Against Poverty and Homelessness, Government Can Work

Conventional wisdom aside, there's no reason to believe that government cannot have a transformational effect on millions of lives, writes the late Robert Hess, because it already has.

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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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