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Trash Fight is Sequel to Bloomberg Battle

A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.

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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A Permanent Problem Requires A Permanent Solution

This report from the Association of Neighborhood and Housing Development finds that nearly 170,000 units of subsidized rental units are in danger of losing their rent caps by 2037.
Association of Neighborhood & Housing Development

For Families of Mentally Ill, Mixed Feelings Over Push Away From Adult Homes

Homes for mentally ill adults have been court-ordered to change, but how to reform is unclear.
The New York Times

Take Care New York

The Bloomberg administration's new set of health goals for New Yorkers includes "be heart healthy" and "raise healthy children." Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Adolescent Mental Health in the United States

According to this new assessment, one-fifth of adolescents have a diagnosable mental health disorder, yet too few services are available.
National Center for Children in Poverty

The Impact of Poor Housing Conditions on the Health of Asthmatic New Yorkers

Vermin and other aspects of poor housing contribute to higher rates of asthma among the poor.
The Coalition for Asthma-Free Homes

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