The complex and amorphous nature of poverty in New York City has lent itself to a wide array of uniquely designed programs and organizations focused on alleviating the conditions that classify a person as poor. City Limits has never failed to shy away from examining the holes in the city’s safety net, and our coverage often highlights the effect of government practices and other trends on many different subsets of the city’s poor.

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Cautionary Tales on Charter Schools from Outside NYC

Corruption allegations in Hartford and Albuquerque and a relentless push for for-profit charters in Dallas highlight problems that New York's charter-school surge has largely avoided.

The Death and Life of Stop-and-Frisk

A new report looks back on 11 years of a controversial policy.

Willets Point Mall Clears Legal Hurdle

Opponents of the development sued over the use of parkland to support a retail establishment. A state judge dismissed the case, but an appeal is likely.

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.


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New Bronx Resource Guide for Family Caregivers

The Office of Community Health at Montefiore Medical Center has just released "Caring for Yourself While Caregiving," a new resource guide for Bronx-based family caregivers. Available in English and Spanish, the guide provides 32 pages of helpful, low-cost resources in six unique categories for people caring for an aging parent, spouse, partner, elderly relative, child with an illness or disability, or another person close to them. To order a copy, call (718) 920-6576 or email PCareSupport@montefiore.org.
Bronx Times Review, Riverdale Review

New York's Homeless Agency's 'Honor System' Faulted

More than $152 million has been doled out to nonprofits serving the homeless in "handshake deal" arrangements for which there is little oversight, according to an audit released by New York City Comptroller John Liu.
The New York Times

State of the Homeless 2010

A report from the Coalition for the Homeless shows that Governor Paterson's proposed budget cuts could swell the size of New York City's homeless population.
Coalition for the Homeless

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