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Harlem Program Scrutinized, Obama Initiative Cut

Congress is contemplating a major reduction to President Obama's flagship anti-poverty program, as its model—the Harlem Children's Zone—faces new questions about results.

Some See Racial Impact From Mass Transit Funding Crisis

With most U.S. transit systems considering service cuts or fare hikes, some advocates are painting the push for better federal funding not in terms of what's "green" but what’s black and white.

Promises To Keep:
The Obama Poverty Plan

The 'Promise Neighborhoods' plan has the policy world abuzz about the first major federal antipoverty effort in decades. But the effort has not yet been launched, and details are hard to come by.

The Great Escape

"If You Hit 65 Percent of the Population, That's the Tipping Point."

MORE MARKETS, BETTER HEALTH?

The city is looking at helping to bring supermarkets to areas with none.

IN THE ZONE

Broad coalition pushes for affordable housing requirement.

The Big Idea: Meet the New Boss

Why worker-ownership is the ultimate strategy for keeping jobs in New York.

Butler’s Last Stand

Once respected as a firebrand union leader for public hospital workers, James Butler is facing a dramatic grassroots member rebellion as he nears 30 years on the job.

Moving Day

Realizing that rent regulations aren't enough to prevent evictions in the city's newest hot spots, activists look for fresh strategies.

Growing In

To its Harlem neighbors, P.S. 90 is just another abandoned monstrosity. But a group of community developers believes it holds answers to a pair of the era's most vexing problems: urban underinvestment and suburban sprawl.


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