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Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building

Tenants are still suffering at a Bronx building that both the then-Public Advocate's Worst Landlords List and the city's Alternative Enforcement Program have had on their radar screens.

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.

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.

What Does the State Budget Mean for De Blasio?

The agreement between the legislature and the governor has big wins and painful losses for the mayor. Did he get what he needed?

NYPD Inspector General Named

A police oversight official from the nation's capital will be the NYPD's first IG.

Plan for Community Use of Barclays Center Emerges

As the Atlantic Yards project slowly moves toward implementing the community benefits agreement that secured its approval, a lottery will be held for 10 events, sponsored by nonprofit groups, in arena spaces.

Advocates Want De Blasio Admin. to Lean on Lender

A 44-building portfolio is in foreclosure, and tenant advocates are hoping the city will pressure firms tied to the parcels' financing to sell to a responsible buyer.

Borough's Community Boards Push for Greater Impact

Training members and securing funds to hire city planning advisers is critical, officials say.


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Agencies Almost Always Have The Last Word

Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
The Gotham Gazette

Court Upholds Columbia Campus Expansion

Columbia University's use of eminent domain to build an additional campus in West Harlem is upheld by The New York State Court of Appeals
The New York Times

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

City Hits Major Affordable Housing Milestone

100,000th unit is completed; city on track for New Housing Marketplace Plan to create or preserve 165,000 units by 2014.
Crain's New York Business

Espada’s Bill on Rent Limits Draws Criticism

Critics of a bill sponsored by New York legislator Pedro Espada charge that it would protect landlords who took their units out of rent stabilization illegally.
The New York Times

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