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Concerns Persist Over Child Welfare Cases Involving Mental Health

As many as one in five child welfare cases involves a parent with a mental health diagnosis, creating challenges for parents, children and caseworkers. Advocates say efforts to address those challenges haven't gone far enough.

In Debate Over New Jail, City Says An Aim Is To Prevent Violence

Hoping to reduce fights, prevent suicide and help inmates avoid returning to jail, New York is changing the way it evaluates new prisoners—and building a new jail. Advocates are split on whether that will solve the problem.

Male Guards, Female Inmates And Sexual Abuse In NYS Prisons

Several New York State prisons ranked high in a recent federal survey of inmates reporting staff sexual abuse. A City Limits investigation finds that sexual misconduct in New York's prisons eludes stereotypes—and, sometimes, detection.

Obama's Urban Policy: Slow Start. Sustainable Finish?

The president's campaign pledge to pay attention to cities got some tough early reviews. But now communities around the country are getting federal help to plan for the future.

Tough Love In The Big City

Kids in New York have often had a lot to fear. So how’d we end up afraid of them?

A Troubled Age: Tough Times For NYC Youth

The new issue of City Limits magazine looks at five challenges confronting youth in the five boroughs.

At City Limits, we pride ourselves on covering the other New York. As such, our coverage not only features in-depth interviews, profiles and editorials by government officials, tireless advocates and thought-provoking academics. We also strive to establish City Limits as a platform for ordinary citizens engaged with their communities in amazing and interesting ways.

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City Should Be Cautious About Synthetic Turf

By Melissa Mark-Viverito

City Should Be Cautious About Synthetic Turf

Our athletic fields must be safe and must not adversely impact the health of those using them, says the City Councilmember who chairs the Council's Parks and Recreation Committee.

Killing the Message?

By Mustafa Sullivan

Killing the Message?

Hip-hop music has a powerful effect on New York's youth--and an almost entirely negative one, say three young writers, who think that impact could, and should, change.

Obama Must Make Youth A Priority

By Linda Harris

In this op-ed, an advocate says a multibillion-dollar federal initiative is needed to bring disconnected youth back into the mainstream—not just for their sake, but for ours, too.