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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.

Can Bill de Blasio Lead a Progressive Urban Surge?

The mayor has chalked up victories at home and rallied fellow mayors around an activist platform. Sure, this could be another false dawn for the hope of a new, national urban agenda. But maybe ...

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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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

City Selects 50 Senior Centers to Close

This article details the locations of the 50 planned senior center closings throughout New York City being proposed in Mayor Bloomberg's executive budget.
The New York Times

A Month After the Deadline, State Budget Nowhere In Sight

This article from the Gotham Gazette looks at the still-unresolved budget situation in the state legislature in Albany.
The Gotham Gazette

CityLimits.org Live Webcast: Adolfo Carrion Keynote Address

Adolfo Carrión, Director of the White House Office of Urban Affairs, will give the keynote presentation for the Regional Planning Association's 2010 Regional Assembly on Friday, April 16. City Limits Magazine, a media partner for the event, will webcast the presentation live on CityLimits.org.
City Limits

Immigration Offer Draws Few Haitians

A plan favored by immigration advocates and government officials to extend temporary protected status rights to Haitian earthquake victims has not been taken advantage of Haitian refugees.
The New York Times

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