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Widespread Fixes Needed to Protect Disaster Workers

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.

Breaking Down De Blasio's First Act

In the distance race that is a New York City mayoral administration, Bill de Blasio has moved beyond the starting-line cheers and into the long, grueling middle.

Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services

The city's library branches offer a dizzying array of services, from job-search help to literacy lessons to fiction writers' circles. But limits on space and money could hamper the systems' ability to reach potential.

Advocates Have Wary Praise For End of NYPD Surveillance Unit

Those who opposed the Bloomberg administration's snooping on Muslims welcomed the shut-down of the "demographic unit." Now they want proof that the spying itself will stop.

Optimism on Massive Portfolio of Working-Class Housing

Advocates hoped a new owner would take on the troubled "three-borough pool." But they welcome a deal with the state AG protecting tenants' rights.

Is NYC's '1 Percent' Overtaxed?

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

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.

De Blasio Defines Governing Philosophy in 100th Day Speech

The mayor described a progressive ideal that, he promised, would encompass everything his administration does from Day 101 on.

De Blasio's First 100 Days: Our Coverage

Relive the first three months of the mayor's term, as reported by our Nation-City Limits blog.

Testing and Other Reforms Squeeze Schools Arts

A report by the city comptroller finds steep disparities in arts education throughout the DOE. A City Limits investigation last year reported that many aspects of education reform worked to squeeze out the arts.


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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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