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Mark Winston Griffith

We Won 'Race To The Top' Money. Now What?

One thing that is clear, and of concern to many advocates and educators, is that the money isn’t going to particular school-based programs.

Bloomberg Cash Rewards Program Gets Mixed Reviews

The centerpiece of the mayor's anti-poverty plan is being phased out after showing mixed results. City Hall says it was a valuable try. But what lessons has the city learned?

Bronx Activist Aims To Unseat Weakened Espada

An activist's bid to unseat State Sen. Pedro Espada may have just gotten a boost, but still faces plenty of challenges.

More Than Words?
Bloomberg and Race

The mayor has earned admiration from many quarters for improving the tenor of race relations. But the impact of his policies on blacks and Latinos give fodder to fans and foes alike.

Term Limits Backlash:
Incumbents In Trouble

From the central Bronx to the North Shore of Staten Island, an unusually high number of incumbent City Councilmembers are in tough races this year. A look at some of the issues -- and seats -- in play.

The City's Latest
Hirings and Retirings

Is the Obama administration causing a New York brain drain?...a fresh face at the New York Urban League...MAS is now headed by a "starchitect"...and more.

In Foreclosure Mess, City
Can't Fix National Problem

Local organizers, officials and homeowners are struggling against the tide of mortgage debt.

Sold Out

Officials said street vendors had to leave New York's shopping districts because they were bad for business. Now the sidewalks are clear--not just of vendors, but customers, too.

Don't Bank On It

As banks reinvent themselves with mega-mergers, community developers worry what the new financial order will bring. Could the fall of neighborhood banks bring neighborhoods down, too?

City Lit: Corny Flake

A book review of The Way of the Bootstrapper, by Reverend Floyd Flake and Donna Marie Williams, HarperSanFrancisco, 253 pages, $23.

Cityview: Eyewitness to a Merger

The perils of bank consolidation.

Bed-Stuy’s Credit Union Blues

Locals worry that the feds may close a local institution.

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Falling Off The Fiscal Cliff

Race, Opportunity and Sequestration: This report examines ten marquee programs for Americans struggling to make it into the middle-class.