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Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services
Juvenile Justice Reform Falls Short of Goals
Students, Teachers Say Roll-Out of New GED Has Been Flawed
In Branch Libraries, Fewer Books But High Demand
Confusion Over Special Elections in the Bronx
Budgets Cut, But NYC's Libraries Thrive—For Now
Initiative to 'End AIDS' Looks for Traction in Albany
New, Tougher GED Has Students Scrambling
How Vito Lopez Changed Bushwick
Young Men's Initiative Shows Promise—and Limits
EPA Approves Gowanus Cleanup Plan
City Schools Ask State to Waive Librarian Requirements
Twenty-Something ... and Ready to be Adopted
Brooklyn Youth Mobilize To Expand Jobs Program
Library Vital to Immigrants Squeezed by City Budget
Details Emerge About Plan for Private Buildings on NYCHA Land
Warm-Water Fish Invade New York City's Waters
Queens Residents Pumped Up Over Flooding
Bail Fund Aims to Free Poor Defendants
Payday Loans, Illegal on the Street, Thrive in New York's Cyberspace
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The man in charge of the Brooklyn Library's correctional services talks about the challenges of providing books to an incarcerated customer base.
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In the wake of reports about questionable spending in the Queens system, the comptroller said he wants to check the books of all three library networks.
Amid reports about big spending on salary and offices for the system's top exec, Melinda Katz endorsed calls for a Council probe and promised to do some digging of her own.
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The NYPD is no NSA, but the Bloomberg administration's intelligence gathering rankled many. How different will Mayor de Blasio's approach be?
Chief Administrative Judge Jonathan Lippman called for reforms of the bail system, including limiting the use of financial bail to detain defendants in non-violent cases.
In the department's first line-of-duty death in more than two years, the FDNY lost a 17-year veteran to what appeared to be a heart attack at the scene of a warehouse fire in Brooklyn.
After months of pressure from residents of an area plagued by poor drainage and rising groundwater, the city recently announced a set of measures to keep Southeast Queens dry—or at least drier—this spring and summer.
Amid a sea of praise for Gov. Cuomo's second budget, advocates for low-income New Yorkers raised complaints. That, plus the latest on NYCHA, city job creation and the sick leave bill —all in our policy roundup.
In a wide-ranging annual speech, the governor said fingerprinting applicants is an unnecessary barrier to access. He also called for $1 billion in investment to renew Buffalo.
New York police officials last week distanced themselves from an arrest tactic that nabbed small-time pot users who obeyed when cops asked them to empty their pockets. City Limits broke that story in 2009.
Even far outside of the Zone A areas, there were signs of the impending danger, though they were subtle. Closer to the water's edge, the menace felt very real.
Tina Parker tried to convince her neighbors to leave. “I’ve been in two hurricanes in Alabama, and I’m not taking a chance,” she said.
The former congressman who guided New York State through the 1970s fiscal emergency as governor, was 92. A 2010 biography reassessed Carey's role during the days of crisis.
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At the request of the federal government, the city's street homeless survey targeted young people this year. But advocates feel the results suggest a stronger tallying effort is needed next time.
Libraries perform a critical role in workforce development for low-income New Yorkers. But budget cuts have so curtailed service that Detroit's libraries are now open more than New York's.
Yes, says this writer, but it will require vision and renewed drive by the Bloomberg administration: Doing a few things better will not be enough.
The city's teenaged dads can make a huge difference in the lives of their kids. Yet they are forced to navigate Family Court with little guidance, and must deal with agencies and jurists who know next to nothing about them.
After months reporting a story on the FDNY, all it took was three steps into a smoky room for this reporter to realize how much he didn't know.
This infograph, produced by the Institute for Children, Poverty, and Homelessness, highlights family homelessness rates in the Bronx, a borough in New York City.
Potential neighbors often express worries that Housing Choice Voucher holders heighten crime. Yet no research systematically examines the link between the presence of voucher holders in a neighborhood and crime.