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Details Murky in Cuomo's Goal for Minority Contracts

The governor has set an ambitious goal for directing state contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities. But why did it take so long? And who is really benefiting?

City Revamping its Affordable Housing Toolkit

Mayor de Blasio's housing plan was full of ambition and ideas. Achieving them will require streamlining and rearranging the city's housing development system, says HPD's commissioner.

Long Before Today's Ebola Scare, City Fended Off Smallpox

A small 1947 outbreak was halted when the city vaccinated 600,000 in a week and at least 2.5 million overall.

Immigration Detainers in NYC: The Numbers

The city honored more than 3,000 such detainers over a recent 12-month period, declined to enforce 1,200 and received $42 million less than it wanted for doing Washington's immigration-enforcement grunt work.

Got an Idea for How to Make Cities Better?

If you've figured out how to help America's urban places attract talent, create opportunity or get citizens engaged, one foundation has a $5 million pool for you to tap into.

Brooklyn Hate Crime Spike: Cause and Effect

The borough's melting-pot makeup and authorities' willingness to label crimes as hateful are reasons why Kings County often reports more hate crimes than most states.

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.


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Potential Oil Boom In SE Wyo. Raises Water Questions

This report, from the Wyoming-based investigative think tank, Wyo File, talks about the implications of hydraulic fracturing in Southeast Wyoming, a process currently being considered in Upstate New York with huge implications for the drinking water of New York City
Wyo File

Taser Timeout

* Taser abuse is rampant at the Jerome Combs Detention Center, an hour south of Chicago. More than 100 inmates were shocked by Tasers over a 28-month period, even though a quarter of the inmates were restrained at the time.
The Investigative Fund

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