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Key Nutrition Program Hits Snags at Farmers' Markets
Questionable Claims by Anti-Drug Program
Bushwick Rallies for Better Parks
Impatience Grows Over Promised Brooklyn Waterfront Park
City's Fire Investigation Bureau Stretched Thin
Arson Investigation Techniques Catching Up with Science
How New York City Beat Arson
Unlikely Key to NY's Mass Transit Hopes: The Automobile?
Child Welfare Effort Avoids Taking Kids from Home by Giving them One
Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment
Residents Demand City Build Bridge to Reconnect Van Cortlandt Park
For Clients Sick or Not, Hospitals Serve as Safe Havens
Only Two Electric-Cab Drivers On the Road in NYC
Brownsville Board Says Home Runs Threaten Motorists
Report Sees Long-List of Post-Sandy Needs
City Limits' investigative reporting covers health and public health, parks and green spaces, and environmental justice.
A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.
A small 1947 outbreak was halted when the city vaccinated 600,000 in a week and at least 2.5 million overall.
The dangers associated with floodwaters and power outages that come with storms like Sandy are magnified when you use a wheelchair or breathe through a ventilator.
Beauty and toxins, industry and wildlife mix in Newtown Creek, along the Gowanus Canal and near the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company on the Brooklyn-Queens border.
The city comptroller has found flaws in how the city tracks tree pruning. Here's some helpful background from a 2012 City Limits special report.
There were 20,000 fewer such procedures in 2012 than a decade earlier.
A new focus on water safety in the wake of several fatal accidents raises questions about the large number of all races—but larger number of blacks and Latinos—who cannot swim.
It likely won't be until the period of public mourning is over that we'll learn what caused the demise of Lt. Gordon Ambelas.
"The article that was written against the Foundation for a Drug Free World is utterly biased, an attempt to undermine a positive non-profit and an attempt to gain publicity by creating false controversy."
A new study finds that the city's Green Carts are delivering fresh produce to low-income people in under-served neighborhoods and giving entrepreneurs a foothold in the marketplace. But many permitted Green Carts could not be located.
The de Blasio administration is launching a new offensive against "rat reservoirs," tackling a problem we wrote about last year.
In their annual Advocacy Day at City Hall, senior citizens pressed Councilmembers to shore up funding for naturally occurring retirement communities and to prevent elder abuse.
Some background on the “rental payment" that has the mayor and a councilman facing off.
Online tools let you see which companies release which toxic substances in your neighborhood and borough. There's good news and bad news in the numbers.
More than a dozen years after rescue workers and others toiled in toxic fumes amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, a report recommends changes to practices—and culture—before the next disaster.
Better communication and more resilient power systems are necessary, says a new report.
Advocates hope to end the stigma around – and resulting lack of participation in – school lunch by making everyone eligible,
A year ago, filmmaker Karla Ann Cote met John and Veronica Petersen amid the ruins of the their home on the south shore of Staten Island. A year later, she went back to see what life is like a year after Sandy.
Beyond the shutdown, and besides the debt-ceiling deadline, another date approaches for cuts to the Food Stamp program on which some 1.9 million New Yorkers depend.
The project plans to target neighborhoods next to the areas it's already serving. Some would rather it target a clientele that's more diverse, and less affluent, than the current ridership.
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Mass shootings are happening more often in the U.S., but tighter national gun control seems impossible to achieve. An Australian in New York recounts his country's response to a massacre.
Experience can be a gem or a fossil. New ideas can be a boost or a fetish. As the city ages and a new generation of leaders emerges, nonprofits have to figure out how to get the best out of everyone.
A third of the kids in foster care diagnosed with ADHD have been treated with off-label antipsychotic drugs. That's too many children getting medicine we know too little about.
The experience of California, Germany and Japan is clear, the author argues: Close nuclear plants and CO2 emissions soar as other power sources fill the gap.
A state senator says a simple law could bring New York City a step closer to the mayor's Vision Zero.
Report says NYPD tactics and attitudes unjustly target blacks, Latinos, gays, transgender people, vendors and sex workers.
A report by Franklin Romeo and Jennifer Ching of (Queens Legal Services and Legal Services NYC) explores foreclosure risks in neighborhoods hit hard by Sandy and finds that some of the steps taken by banks in the wake of the storm "[create] a situation where a homeowner is likely to fall into a mortgage delinquency."