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Brief takes on policy issues confronting New York City and its neighborhoods.

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What to Look For in de Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan - Jarrett Murphy

From preservation to permanence, housing court to homelessness, here are some of the elements we'll be eyeing.

Report: Richest 1 Percent Pay Less Than Their Share - Jarrett Murphy

New York City's wealthiest pay a disproportionately large share of the city's income taxes. But when property and sales taxes are figured in, the picture changes.

Water Rate Hike Lower, But Not Enough for Critics - Jarrett Murphy

Some background on the “rental payment" that has the mayor and a councilman facing off.

Celebrate Earth Day: Find Pollution Near You! - Jarrett Murphy

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.

Widespread Fixes Needed to Protect Disaster Workers - Jarrett Murphy

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.

Is NYC's '1 Percent' Overtaxed? - Jarrett Murphy

They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?

NYC's Housing Crunch is Part of National Crisis - Jarrett Murphy

A new report finds renters are being priced out of housing across the country—not because of a lack of supply, but because of the inadequacy of our incomes.

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