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Widespread Fixes Needed to Protect Disaster Workers

More than a dozen years after rescue workers and others toiled in toxic fumes amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, a report recommends changes to practices—and culture—before the next disaster.

Breaking Down De Blasio's First Act

In the distance race that is a New York City mayoral administration, Bill de Blasio has moved beyond the starting-line cheers and into the long, grueling middle.

Advocates Have Wary Praise For End of NYPD Surveillance Unit

Those who opposed the Bloomberg administration's snooping on Muslims welcomed the shut-down of the "demographic unit." Now they want proof that the spying itself will stop.

Optimism on Massive Portfolio of Working-Class Housing

Advocates hoped a new owner would take on the troubled "three-borough pool." But they welcome a deal with the state AG protecting tenants' rights.

Is NYC's '1 Percent' Overtaxed?

They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?

NYC's Housing Crunch is Part of National Crisis

A new report finds renters are being priced out of housing across the country—not because of a lack of supply, but because of the inadequacy of our incomes.

De Blasio Defines Governing Philosophy in 100th Day Speech

The mayor described a progressive ideal that, he promised, would encompass everything his administration does from Day 101 on.

Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment

Documents obtained by City Limits outline a litany of obstacles that the city's pilot project has so far been unable to surmount.

Testing and Other Reforms Squeeze Schools Arts

A report by the city comptroller finds steep disparities in arts education throughout the DOE. A City Limits investigation last year reported that many aspects of education reform worked to squeeze out the arts.

Needed: A New Deal for City Housing Policy

The UPK battle is (for now) over, the 100th day is coming, and the question arises: What now for the first progressive mayor in a generation? The answer, in a word, is housing.


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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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