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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The second episode of "Straight Up" features a discussion on race and policing.
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.
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's reach in New York City didn't substantially change in 2013. But the political urgency of doing something about it did.
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.
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.
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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American Museum of Natural History Presents: Exploring the Museum Archives: New York Archives Week
In honor of New York Archives
Week, discover the Museum
Library’s rich history of
scientific exploration from
around the world. Rarely seen
collections of field notes,
films, photography, artwork,
and memorabilia will be on
display to tell the hidden
stories behind the Museum’s
world-famous dioramas and
exhibitions. Watch early
moving-image footage from
historic Central Asiatic
Expeditions to Mongolia, in
which a team led by Roy
Chapman Andrews discovers the
first dinosaur eggs, or browse
the original landscape studies
painted in the field during
Carl Akeley’s perilous
expeditions to Africa. The
Library staff will explain how
these one-of-a kind objects
are cared for and give hands-
on demonstrations of the new
Digital Special Collections,
an online endeavor to make the
Library’s extensive image
collection available for
research and reference.
This event is part of the New
York Archives Week, which runs
October 6–12, 2014, an annual
celebration aimed at informing
the general public about the
diverse array of archival
materials available in the
metropolitan New York region.
Free for Members or with