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Poverty Stats Set Mark for De Blasio's Effort vs. Inequality

Poverty's reach in New York City didn't substantially change in 2013. But the political urgency of doing something about it did.

Paid Investigative Internships Available

City Limits is looking among Bronx high-school and college students for the next generation of investigative, public-interest reporters.

Analyzing the 2014 Primaries

A quick look at the Cuomo-Hochul vs. Teachout-Wu aftermath, the future of the IDC, the legislative agenda and Mayor de Blasio a year after the 2013 primary.

Advocates: NYS Must Simplify Laws Barring Felons from Voting

Right now, New York prevents prisoners and parolees from voting. Civil rights watchdogs say the system is so confusing it deprives legally eligible people from actually casting ballots.

Gowanus Developer Agrees to Superfund Cleanup Role

The project in question is one that was initially abandoned after the Superfund project was declared, but is now underway under different leadership.

Report Sees Crisis in NYCHA Conditions, Hope in Density

A city comptroller's study of housing conditions also detected a distinct racial skew—independent of income or rent-level—to which New Yorkers are most likely to live amid housing deficiencies.

Primary Day Reading List: What's Your Favorite Campaign '14 Storyline?

As voters across the state head to the polls to weigh in on races for statewide and legislative offices, here's a guide to the stories we've been following through the campaign season.

NYCHA Points to Progress on Maintenance Issues

In light of a report about the deterioration of conditions during the Bloomberg years, the authority says the picture has changed under Mayor de Blasio.

Cuomo's Right (Sort Of): Debates Can Be Bad for Democracy

But not because we have too many. Only because we have too few of the good ones.

Take a Video Visit to the Superfund Site Near You!

Beauty and toxins, industry and wildlife mix in Newtown Creek, along the Gowanus Canal and near the old Wolff-Alport Chemical Company on the Brooklyn-Queens border.


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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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