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Wall Street

Wall Street is located in the financial district of New York City. The region's name is often used to describe American economics in general. Along with being a global economic hub, the Wall Street ar... READ MORE»

Waste to Energy

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 ... READ MORE»


Coverage of New York City's rivers, beaches, and waterfront environment news.

Weather Hazards

Over the course of its history, New York City has had a plethora of devastating disasters including hurricanes, fires, extreme heat waves, blizzards, and earthquakes.


Since 1996, each state has had control of the welfare system. The states offer basic assistance with health care, food stamps, childcare, and unemployment. Eligibility for welfare is dependent on inco... READ MORE»

William Thompson

A former president of the New York City board of education, Bill Thompson served as New York City’s comptroller from 2002 through 2009. He was the Democratic nominee for mayor in 2009 and a candidate ... READ MORE»


Williamsburg is a cultural hub for many ethnic and artistic groups located in north Brooklyn. It was formerly a haven for Italian and Latin American immigrants but has since come to prominence as a ne... READ MORE»



Woodlawn is the northernmost neighborhood in the Bronx, making it the northernmost region in all of New York City. Woodlawn has a large Irish-American population and is home to the famous Woodlawn Cem... READ MORE»

Workforce and Labor

New York City is home to a proud labor past and an innovative future in workforce development programs. City Limits diligently covers the impact of the many different programs that may or may not work... READ MORE»

Workforce Development



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