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Searching for El Primero: Latinos & the Mayoralty

In the 43 years since the first serious mayoral candidacy by a Latino, the community's numbers in New York have only grown. But to break the ethnic barrier in 2013 or beyond, a Latino candidate must c

Sexual Abuse of Female Inmates

Behind Bars: Female Inmates, Male Guards, and Sex Crimes in New York's Prisons is a special investigation funded by the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

Stop and Frisk Policy

No precinct saw more police stops in 2011 than the 75th Precinct in East New York, Brooklyn. Within that sprawling district, one seven-by-nine block area was the site of more police encounters than an

Straphangers Speak

Providing 5.3 million rides a day, the New York City subway system is a city underground. We sent a team of student reporters to ask commuters how they felt about schedules, crowds, crime and their fe


Shaun Donovan

Shaun Donovan is New York City's former head of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development and is currently the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development in President Barack Obama's cabin... READ MORE

Andrew Cuomo

In November 2010, Andrew Cuomo became the 56th Governor of New York. After graduating from Fordham Law School, Cuomo briefly experimented with a law career. However, Cuomo left his job in 1988, foundi... READ MORE

Cathleen Black

In November 2010, Mayor Bloomberg chose Cathie Black to replace Joel Klein as Chancellor of New York City schools. As a longtime magazine executive, Black had no experience in education. Black resigne... READ MORE