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.
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.
Subway Safety Worries Evolve
Veteran riders say the fear of crime is far lower than it was in past decades. But recent deaths on the tracks have some commuters more wary about the platform edge.
Willets Point Developers Pitched a Casino
The current development plan doesn't include a gaming facility. But the casino proposal sheds new light on the bid by Related Companies and Sterling Equities.
In His Own Words: Ed Koch on Housing and Homelessness
In June 1989, Ed Koch weighed-in on the city's housing crisis as an incumbent facing off against a crowded field of mayoral challengers.
Buildings Get High Marks—From Feds, Not Tenants
Federal officials are supposed to screen the apartments that receive Section 8 rent assistance. But their inspection results are often at odd with what residents find.
City Picks Plan to Replace Shuttered Housing Project
A stalled redevelopment left Prospect Plaza vacant for a decade. The new scheme replaces some—if not all—of the public housing, and adds hundreds of affordable units.
Many Are Responsible for Housing Project's Stall
After the city rezoned Williamsburg, affordable housing was supposed to be built on the grounds of a NYCHA project there. Seven years later, ground has not been broken.
Are Nets' Promised Cheap Seats for Sale?
Atlantic Yards said thousands of cheap seats would be available for each home game. But fans are having a lot of trouble tracking down those promised discounts.
Jobless Find Hope in NYCHA's Post-Sandy Cleanup
Hundreds of low-income New Yorkers who've struggled to find jobs have found work doing post-storm cleanup, including public housing tenants. The question is: how long will it last?
After Flood, Brighton's Latinos Struggle in Shadows
A growing if largely invisible community hard-hit by Sandy faces a unique challenge: Undocumented immigrants must get help to fix illegal apartments.
Reeling Before the Storm, Rockaways Complex Eyes Rescue
Ocean Village lost power after Sandy. But danger and deprivation were nothing new to its 1,000-plus residents, who hope a new owner and $110 million in public financing change the tide.
Grassroots Groups Have Taken Over Sandy Relief
From Gerritsen to Coney, trusted local organizations and ad-hoc operations have stepped into a void left by overstretched city departments and low-profile federal agencies.
From Capitol Hill to Murray Hill: NY's Reps at Home
Members of New York City's congressional delegation help decide national policy. But they also play a role in very local, and even personal, matters. How do they do?
Obama + Romney = Lesson for Brooklyn Students
How do you get today's high school students engaged in American democracy? One Brooklyn high school math teacher is campaigning to improve civic participation by turning pupils into pollsters.
The Men Who Ride the Homeless Bus
Neighbors of the M35's 125th Street stop are frustrated by garbage and bad behavior they blame on men who use the bus to get to and from Ward's Island. The guys on the bus have their own frustrations.
Fiscal Woes, Long-Held Fears Spur Waste-to-Energy Debate
New York is thinking about diverting garbage from out-of-state landfills and using it to generate electricity locally. The plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
Hospitals Face Pressure, Six in Brooklyn Could Close
With 15 hospital closings in the past decade, and six more in Brooklyn on shaky ground, New York's healthcare system is caught between balancing the budget and providing the medicine people need.
Class of 2013: Bloomberg's Babies Start Senior Year
In the first installment of a year-long series following members of the final graduating class under Michael Bloomberg, we meet two seniors whose high-school careers reflect the impact of the mayor's reforms.
As Biking Booms, Questions of Race, Class & Access
Some say there are too few bike lanes in low-income areas. But bike paths that do exist in those neighborhoods can stir resentment. How divided are Brooklynites when they get on two wheels?
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