Program to Take Buildings from Bad Landlords Fades
7A, once a key enforcement tool, is used less often amid a changed real-estate market and new programs. But it's still needed as a threat. The question is: Can the threat remain real?
Graduation Day: Bloomberg's Babies Grow Up
In the final installment of our Class of 2013 series, we watch the seniors we've met this year as they leave New York City public schools for the big, "real" world.
FreshDirect Foes Say They'll Appeal
Opponents of the plan to locate a headquarters for the grocery delivery firm in Mott Haven want to overturn a ruling last month that rejected their bid to block the deal.
New Charter High School Will Be Closed to Transfer Students
The DOE is planting seeds for charters to expand in city schools even after Mayor Bloomberg leaves office. But some of the new resources will only be open to those who won charter lotteries in the early grades.
East New York Elderly Fight Displacement
A new senior housing development in the neighborhood aims not just to address a citywide senior housing shortage, but also to create a foothold for the aged amid new real-estate investment.
Housing Violations Not the Issue in Beef with Landlord
Tenant complaints usually involve violations of the city's housing code. Chestnut Holdings buildings posts few of those, but some tenants say there are still serious problems.
FreshDirect's Bronx Foes Weigh Appeal
A state judge last week threw out their lawsuit, which claimed the city's approval of the project cut corners on its environmental review.
City Downplays Ratner's Role In Carousel Recovery
The developer defrayed the city's costs, helping to save the treasured ride but amplifying questions about whether private donations to favored causes influence policymakers.
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.
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