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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.

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.

Mayor's Trip Raises the Question: Who Does No. 2 Work For?

Vacancies at City Hall are exceedingly rare. That hasn't stopped recent mayors from thinking about what would happen if one occurred.

NYC Pols React, Unevenly, to Mideast Violence

There was widespread outrage over the horrific murders of three Israeli teens. Fewer public statements were made over the alleged revenge slaying of a Palestinian boy.

In Quest for Art Supplies, Teachers Get Creative

Today, reused chains and recycled plastic lids sit in a warehouse in Queens. Next fall they'll be used for school art projects in an improving—but still tight—funding environment.

The Bigger Picture on School Crowding

A report by the city comptroller highlights deficiencies in how the city responds to space squeezes. What's the long-term outlook for the scarcity of school seats?

Race, Fear and the Risk of Drowning

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.

Firefighter's Death Will Trigger Search for Answers

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.

City Limits is an Independent Nonprofit ... Again

After more than four years as a program of the Community Service Society, we are out on our own. But we're not completely alone: We've got readers like you!


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Agencies Almost Always Have The Last Word

Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
The Gotham Gazette

City Selects 50 Senior Centers to Close

This article details the locations of the 50 planned senior center closings throughout New York City being proposed in Mayor Bloomberg's executive budget.
The New York Times

Bloomberg Admits $722M CityTime System to Replace Paper Timesheets Has Been 'A Disaster'

Mayor Bloomberg acknowledged during a briefing on Monday that the city's plan to overhaul the data infrastructure for timesheets for city workers has been grossly over-budget and largely ineffective.
The Daily News

Budget Options for New York City

This report from the city's Independent Budget Office highlights different ways the city can cut costs in spending. This latest edition includes 63 measures for reducing costs or raising revenues. IBO does not endorse or recommend any of the budget options examined in the volume; they are presented for discussion purposes only and include our estimates of potential savings or revenues as well as arguments for and against each of the measures.
The Independent Budget Office

Mayor Bloomberg Releases Preliminary 2010 Budget

Provides a snapshot of how the city performed economically for the first four months of the 2010 fiscal year with an eye towards the mayor's proposals for cutbacks and spending outlays through June of this year.
The Office of the Mayor of New York City

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