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Tree Pruning Problems: Some Species Are Special Risks

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.

Resisting Arrest: Is There a Trend?

The head of the NYPD says more people are resisting arrest. What do the statistics indicate? Updated

Report Finds 'Epidemic' of Aging in Prison

One increasingly common facet of the problem: Elderly prisoners with dementia so pronounced they cannot remember the crime for which they are incarcerated.

What Was the Bloomberg Admin. Saying About Jail Violence?

A look back at annual reports on jail conditions shows an emphasis on progress being made, but also an acknowledgement of an increasing violence problem.

Clinic Protests Continue as Abortion in NYC Plummets

There were 20,000 fewer such procedures in 2012 than a decade earlier.

Cloudy Views On Broken-Windows Policing

There's a lot of debate over whether New York should still be doing "broken-windows" policing. But there are also questions about exactly what that theory is, whether it's worked, and to what extent the NYPD implements it.

Report: Housing Construction Could Tamp Down City Rents

A real-estate industry report indicates that rents are rising right now but believes new supply coming on line over the next two years could slow or reverse the cost of a place to live.

Several Members of Queens Library Board Forced Out

The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones.

Battle on Many Fronts to Get NYC Wired

Utilities jousting with pols, questions about who owns fiber infrastructure and a mix of efforts to bridge the digital divide: The push to get more New Yorkers on the web is a web of its own.

Some Police Agencies Revive Restraints Involving Neck

Chatter on law-enforcement message boards suggests that what was applied to Eric Garner was not a chokehold but a “carotid restraint," a police tactic gaining new acceptance nationwide despite past controversy.


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