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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.

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.


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Study: Too Few Contracts to Minority, Women Biz

Council members behind study say much more can be done; mayor's office says study doesn't include subcontracts to minority- and women-owned enterprises.
Crain's New York Business

New York's Recovery Is Stronger Than Nation's, But Still Uneven

New York City has weathered the recession far better than was feared during the financial crisis, but outside of Manhattan the view is often bleaker.
The New York Times

New York Communities Take on Foreclosures

A commentary from Nation Magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel highlights the foreclosure problem in New York City.
The Nation

Will The Gowanus Ever Be Cleaned Up

For nearly a year, residents, politicians, businesspeople and others battled over the EPA’s consideration of the 1.8-mile waterway for a Superfund listing.
219 Magazine

Energizing New York's Small Businesses

This report reveals that only a fraction of the city's small businesses have taken steps to become energy efficient.
The Center For An Urban Future

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