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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.

Report: Housing Construction Could Tamp Down City Rents

A real-estate industry report indicates that rents are rising right now but believes new supply coming on line over the next two years could slow or reverse the cost of a place to live.


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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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