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City Limits special coverage of Washington D.C., federal initiatives, and national urban policy.


New York is a city stratified by the diversity of its many different neighborhoods, and our community coverage of different issues particular to neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs is a key par... READ MORE»

New York City Literature

Reading has been and always will be an immeasurable source of knowledge. Here are reviews and discussions of books that encompass the past, present, and future of New York City and beyond.

New York Communities for Change

New York Communities for Change is an organization that advocates for issues affecting New York City's low-income neighborhoods. In the past, they have organized political campaigns around education, ... READ MORE»

New York State

City Limits' coverage of New York State

New York Stock Exchange

The New York Stock Exchange is the largest stock exchange in the world. It is located in Wall Street and trades an average value of about $153 billion. The building has been the centerpiece for severa... READ MORE»


New York City is considered "the city that never sleeps" due to its world-famous nightlife. Times Square, Union Square, Central Park, and Broadway are all widely known for their energy and entertainme... READ MORE»


Through its commitment to covering social issues and policies affecting the city’s most vulnerable, City Limits has become a valuable resource for many advocates in New York’s nonprofit community. Our... READ MORE»

nuclear energy


New York City's food policy makes local restaurants offer readily available nutritional information. In recent years, Mayor Bloomberg has been a strong supporter of more nutritional options at restaur... READ MORE»

NYC in Congress

Of the 13 people who represent parts of the city in Congress, 10 are seeking—and very likely to win—reelection. But what do they do in Washington, on legislation, for their party and for their distric... READ MORE»


In a city of over eight million people, housing has continued to be a struggle for decades. In the 1930s, the NYCHA opened its first affordable housing unit. Since then, the organization has grown to ... READ MORE»


The New York Police Department is the largest police force in the United States. In recent years, City limits reporting has focused on issues related to the NYPD's use of security cameras and its stop... READ MORE»



A key factor in the city's history, but largely left out of today's discussions of crime, arson has seen a dramatic decline in New York. But changes in investigative techniques and cuts to the city's ... READ MORE

Reading Room

Far from obsolete in the digital age, New York City's libraries are filling critical gaps: offering technology to low-income neighborhoods, a lifeline to immigrants, a safe space for after school. Usa... READ MORE

The MWBE Program

In 2005 New York City set out to reverse historic patterns of discrimination in contracting by adopting goals for the share of city procurement spending received by minority- and women-led businesses.... READ MORE



Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney was the Republican nominee for United States President in 2012.

Raymond W. Kelly

Raymond W. Kelly is the current police commissioner for the New York Police Department. Kelly was appointed in 2002 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve once again after representing the organization u... READ MORE


New York City is home to a number of veterans who served in several wars throughout history. The New York Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs strives to find housing and jobs for veterans once they retu... READ MORE