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Bushwick's Struggles With Asthma: What's Poverty's Role?
FreshDirect Job Vows: At Odds with Environmental Claims?
Report Sees Widespread Mold After Sandy
City Aims for Better Dental Health, Without a Dentist
Deadline Nears For Superstorm Victims
Push to Address Possible Danger in Smoke Detectors
40 Percent of Sheepshead Firms Still Shut Post-Sandy
Debate over Size of Brooklyn's Rat Problem, What to do About it
Canarsie Braces for Foreclosure Wave After Sandy
Dueling Prescriptions for Brooklyn's Hospitals
Undocumented Immigrants Still In Post-Storm Limbo
D-Day for LICH Hospital
Federal Cuts Hit HIV Work in Brooklyn
As Sandy Relief Efforts Fade, Crisis Far From Over
Subtle Differences Among Mayoral Hopefuls on Health
Five Brooklyn Pols Sue Over Sandy Food Stamps
Sandy Triggers a Call: Free Lunch For All
Graying City Means More Elder Abuse
The 2012 Stories That Will Matter Most in 2013
A Q&A on Post-Sandy Aid
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Some 60 percent were still closed four or five months after the storm, thanks to long-standing challenges of economics and geography that hampered an already difficult recovery.
Congratulations to our two Ippies honorees, Ruth Ford and Batya Ungar-Sargon.
A coalition of environmental and community groups has put together their wish-list for how New York City, the Empire and Garden states and the federal government should implement the lessons of Sandy.
And it affected more renters than homeowners, and a disproportionately high number of low-income people.
If you're in New York City as you read this, chances are you're being heated by oil that includes biodiesel. Soon, all city vehicles—and maybe private ones, too—might be mandated to use the same fuel.
One hundred seventy-nine Republicans and a lone Democrat did.
Just minutes before we arrived, an elderly woman living on the second floor tumbled down the stairs, back first, after tripping over her cane while bringing groceries into her apartment.
Not much rain is expected, but high winds will hit hurricane-weakened trees and push seawater toward areas eroded by Sandy.
In 2008 the city solicited designs for temporary housing for 38,000 households uprooted from a coastal neighborhood by hurricane flooding. Now New York may confront a very similar, and very real, scenario.
Dozens of polling sites across the boroughs have been relocated.
Send us your pictures of how the aftermath of Sandy looked in your neighborhood.
When you think cities and hurricanes, Miami gets the college football team and New Orleans the mixed drink, but New York City is considered unusually vulnerable.
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The EPA program is dogged by funding shortages and a lack of oversight that puts lower-income communities at a disadvantage in obtaining federal support, an investigation found.
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 coverage of what Mayor Bloomberg said in his annual address about schools, cops and wages, the mayor's reference to a once-controversial notion—"the possibility of cleanly converting trash into renewable energy"—passed all but unnoticed.
A report questions whether increasing the number of solitary cells in the city's jails is a wise move. Our weekly round-up of policy reports also looks at new findings on climate change, living wages and community colleges.
The Municipal Arts Society's second annual survey finds that most New Yorkers like their city, their neighborhood and their public services. But happiness was tightly tied to annual income and borough of residence.
The White House wants to cut a weatherization program by billions, saying lower fuel costs justify the move. But nonprofits that do the insulation work fear for their clients—and their employees.
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Like the smoking ban, the trans-fat ban and requirements to post calorie counts, Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to ban large sodas makes good sense but faces opposition. As with the others, this writer argues, good sense will eventually prevail.
To both reach PlaNYC’s ambitious goals–and to exceed them in those in areas where PlaNYC fell short –community-based organizations must be essential partners.
Thousands of New Yorkers face an impossible choice when they get sick: Go to work and get yourself and others sicker, or stay home and risk losing pay or your post.
Federal weatherization funding can be used to address not only the energy efficiency of buildings but also their financial sustainability, resident health and safety, all while upgrading green skills for workers.
While the establishment of programs like Green Jobs Green New York has certainly helped scale up programs that use weatherization to attack a set of urban ills, there remains work to be done.
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."