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.

City Limits Coverage

NYC Subway Scare Has Echoes of 2005 Alert

Then as now, the credibility of the threat was doubtful. Then as now, security was stepped up anyway. What's different now? There's not a mayoral race on.

Jails, Vacant Lots and Politics: It's What's for Breakfast

Listen to CityLimits.org's latest early morning appearance on WBAI, where we discussed the Rikers Island scandal, the potential tension between community gardeners and affordable housing developers, and more.

In Wheelchairs, They Marched to Stop Climate Change

The dangers associated with floodwaters and power outages that come with storms like Sandy are magnified when you use a wheelchair or breathe through a ventilator.

Both Sides in Atlantic Yards Dispute Believe in Modular

The developer Forest City Ratner and the construction firm Skanska have had a bitter parting of ways over a stalled construction project. But both say they still believe in the pioneering pre-fab approach it took.

Beer and Politics Mix on TV

The second episode of "Straight Up" features a discussion on race and policing.

Atlantic Yards Modular Dispute Could Have Citywide Echo

It might just be a nasty business dispute. But the brouhaha between Forest City and Skanksa over delays and alleged design flaws at a planned modular tower could also affect whether pre-fabricated structures are seen as a viable way to build affordable housing in New York.

A New Yorker, Terrified of ISIS

City Limits often hears from New Yorkers we've met over the years. This week we got a note from a person worried that their family might be killed 6,000 miles away.

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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.


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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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