The development of a vibrant and thriving arts community is only natural in a city as diverse as New York. While City Limits is most identified with thorough and hard-hitting social and political reportage, our breadth of arts and culture-based coverage will surprise and enlighten you.




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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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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

Adventure Playground: John V. Lindsay and the Transformation of Modern New York

Describes the role that the administration of 1960s New York City mayor John Lindsay had in re-shaping New York's vital film industry.
Places Magazine

2009 Union Square Awards Granted

Ten small city groups received a total of $425,000 to continue their unique projects in immigration, labor, the arts and more.
Union Square Awards

Stealth By Design

With architect David Burney heading DDC, public architecture has become more eye-catching.
New York Magazine

Informing Communities: Sustaining Democracy in the Digital Age

A commission offers 15 policy recommendations to guide both citizens and media workers in a healthy democracy.
John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

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