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The Quest for a Credential

The Quest for a Credential

A class prepares for the TASC test

Photo by Oliver Morrison (March 3, 2014)

The Rockaway Pipeline

The Rockaway Pipeline

Photo by Karla Ann Cote (December 6, 2013)

Mobile App Image

Mobile App Image

Photo by City Limits (November 18, 2013)

Primary Night

Primary Night

Photo by Adi Talwar (September 11, 2013)

Primary 2013: The Bronx Votes

Primary 2013: The Bronx Votes

Photo by Oliver Morrison (September 10, 2013)

The Armory Saga

The Armory Saga

Photo by Jordan Moss (August 2, 2013)

The Trayvon Case: Indicting a Verdict

The Trayvon Case: Indicting a Verdict

Photo by Lizzie Ford-Madrid (July 15, 2013)

Class of 2013: Graduation

Class of 2013: Graduation

Photo by Helen Zelon (July 10, 2013)

We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA

We the People: The Citizens of NYCHA

Photo by Shina Yanagawa/interviews by Rico Washington (April 25, 2013)

Disabilities under Bloomberg

Disabilities under Bloomberg

Photo by Marc Fader (February 18, 2013)

Dueling Prescriptions for Brooklyn's Hospitals

Dueling Prescriptions for Brooklyn's Hospitals

Front-line health providers say patients shouldn't pay the price for problems caused by government funding schemes.

Photo by Jim Hendersen (February 13, 2013)

HIV in Brooklyn

HIV in Brooklyn

Brooklyn led the city, with 495 or 28 percent of new HIV diagnoses.

Photo by Pearl Gabel (February 4, 2013)

Sandy Relief, Three Months Later

Sandy Relief, Three Months Later

Photo by Neil deMause (January 31, 2013)

One Borough, Six Lenses

One Borough, Six Lenses

Photo by Adi Talwar (January 24, 2013)

Once-Latino Bodegas Become a Foothold for Yemenis

Once-Latino Bodegas Become a Foothold for Yemenis

Photo by Kiran Sury (January 7, 2013)

Income Inequality in Brooklyn

Income Inequality in Brooklyn

The interplay between gentrification, business failure and income inequality can be seen in places like Cortelyou Road in Flatbush.

Photo by Pearl Gabel (December 11, 2012)

Cleaning Up, Getting Work

Cleaning Up, Getting Work

Jobless Find Hope in Post-Hurricane Sandy Clean-Up

Photo by Katia Savchuk (December 6, 2012)

Teachers at the Head of Their Class

Teachers at the Head of Their Class

Photo by Eric Suazo (December 5, 2012)

More People, More Power: Latinos and New York Politics

More People, More Power: Latinos and New York Politics

Photo by Marc Fader (November 29, 2012)

The Class of 2013, part II

The Class of 2013, part II

Photo by Marc Fader (November 20, 2012)

Staten Island: What Next?

Staten Island: What Next?

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (November 17, 2012)

FEMA Who? Volunteers After Sandy

FEMA Who? Volunteers After Sandy

From Gerritsen to Coney, trusted local organizations and ad-hoc operations have stepped into a void left by overstretched city departments and low-profile federal agencies.

Photo by Neil deMause (November 13, 2012)

Brighton Beach After Sandy

Brighton Beach After Sandy

A look at a community hard hit after Hurricane Sandy.

Photo by Helen Zelon (November 8, 2012)

Voting in the Bronx: It was 'serious'

Voting in the Bronx: It was 'serious'

Photo by Lauren Rothman (November 6, 2012)

Homeless, Before the Storm

Homeless, Before the Storm

With stores closed and the subway shuttered, the shelters Dennis Williams usually counts on when the weather gets bad weren't an option.

Photo by Yermi Brenner (November 5, 2012)

Sheepshead Bay Dries Off

Sheepshead Bay Dries Off

Amid debris – with no power and in some cases no gas – homeowners , coop residents and business people along Emmons Avenue face a difficult recovery, but there was little talk of quitting.

Photo by Helen Zelon (November 4, 2012)

Coney Island Damage

Coney Island Damage

Photo by Neil deMause (November 4, 2012)

Conditions Deteriorate in Rockaways

Conditions Deteriorate in Rockaways

Photo by Pearl Gabel (November 4, 2012)

Coney Island Waits

Coney Island Waits

Drying out, stocking up and getting by in a hard-hit neighborhood.

Photo by Pearl Gabel (November 3, 2012)

After Sandy

After Sandy

As New York City struggles to grasp the scope of Sandy's impact and its long-term effect on the metropolis, photographer Pearl Gabel visited the Queens neighborhoods hardest hit.

Photo by Pearl Gabel (November 1, 2012)

Patience in Rockaways

Patience in Rockaways

Amid news stories about New Yorkers losing their tempers in lines for gasoline, people waiting for diapers and granola bars in a debris-strewn parking lot in the Rockaways on Thursday remained calm.

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (November 1, 2012)

Hurricane Sandy in the Bronx

Hurricane Sandy in the Bronx

Spared the massive destruction seen in outer Queens and the widespread disruption reported in Manhattan, the Bronx still suffered damage from the hurricane.

Photo by Maribel Mercado (October 30, 2012)

Stats and Civic Participation

Stats and Civic Participation

How do you get today's high school students engaged in American democracy? One Brooklyn high school math teacher is campaigning to improve civic participation by turning pupils into pollsters.

Photo by Pearl Gabel (October 28, 2012)

Tackling Poverty: Brooklyn

Tackling Poverty: Brooklyn

In October 2012, City Limits and ICPH launched the Tackling Poverty Conversation and Networking Series. Four panelists discussed the connection between poverty and education.

Photo by Adi Talwar (October 25, 2012)

Eating Bushwick

Eating Bushwick

Food defines differences, unites neighbors

Photo by Tobias Salinger (October 19, 2012)

Without Limits: City Limits Photography, 1976-2012

Without Limits: City Limits Photography, 1976-2012

City Limits has used the power of in-depth journalism and documentary photography to produce compelling storytelling on issues often overlooked by the mainstream news outlets.

Photo by (October 18, 2012)

Dissent in the City

Dissent in the City

City Limits has published more than 6,000 pages of investigative journalism, photography, illustrations, and perspectives on urban policy and critical issues since 1976.

Photo by Ben Weiner (October 18, 2012)

Waste to Energy

Waste to Energy

New York is thinking about diverting garbage from out-of-state landfills and using it to generate electricity locally.

Photo by Marc Fader (October 10, 2012)

Class of 2013: Episode 1

Class of 2013: Episode 1

In the first installment of a year-long series following members of the final graduating class under Michael Bloomberg

Photo by Taleen Dersdepanian (October 2, 2012)

Seeing Green at the City’s Farmers’ Markets

Seeing Green at the City’s Farmers’ Markets

New York City boasts 138 farmers markets, and 58 news ones in the last six years. A group of reporters from the CUNY Graduate School harvested scenes from the city’s outdoor supermarket.

Photo by Matthew Perlman (September 27, 2012)

Sewing the Urban Fabric

Sewing the Urban Fabric

The Garment District, Then and Now

Photo by Skyscraper Museum (September 25, 2012)

Growing an Island

Growing an Island

In an exhibit opening, "From Farm to City: Staten Island 1661-2012," the Museum of the City of New York looks at 350 years of Staten Island history and the people.

Photo by Museum of the City of New York (September 11, 2012)

Heatwave: The Rise and Fall of a Party in the Park

Heatwave: The Rise and Fall of a Party in the Park

From 2000 to 2010, the MIH Heatwave barbecue in Prospect Park was a major social event for young black professionals in New York City. It catered to a crowd that felt out of place at other gatherings,

Photo by MIH (September 6, 2012)

Larry Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America

Larry Pratt, head of Gun Owners of America

Photo by Gage Skidmore (August 24, 2012)

Are New York City's Guns Laws The Next Target?

Are New York City's Guns Laws The Next Target?

Mayor Bloomberg's role as the force behind Mayors Against Illegal Guns makes him an enemy of the gun lobby, which also scorns New York City's gun laws.

Photo by New York City Hall (August 24, 2012)

A special investigative look at the effect of gun politics on the gun industry and policing

A special investigative look at the effect of gun politics on the gun industry and policing

Photo by Courtesy of <a href=http://www.shutterstock.com>Shutterstock</a> (August 24, 2012)

Brownfields in Brooklyn

Brownfields in Brooklyn

Even as a city program for cleaning up contaminated sites shows promise, two tainted areas in Brooklyn reflect different challenges that remediation can face, like pricetags and politics.

Photo by Marc Fader (August 2, 2012)

Willets Point: 1961 law stirs debate

Willets Point: 1961 law stirs debate

Photo by Courtesy Office of the Mayor (July 30, 2012)

John Dewey High

John Dewey High

Photo by Pearl Gabel (June 26, 2012)

New York City Poverty in the 1880s

New York City Poverty in the 1880s

Photo by Collection of the New-York Historical Society (June 13, 2012)

President Bush

President Bush

Photo by White House (May 11, 2012)

Celebrating Activist New York

Celebrating Activist New York

Photo by Museum of the City of New York (May 2, 2012)

Representing Brooklyn

Representing Brooklyn

Photo by Susan Allbert (April 25, 2012)

CityView

CityView

Photo news from the five boroughs

Photo by Pearl Gabel (March 21, 2012)

The Phantom Landlord

The Phantom Landlord

Photo by Marc Fader (March 13, 2012)

On Nazareth High's Bench, an Empty Seat

On Nazareth High's Bench, an Empty Seat

Photo by Pearl Gabel (March 2, 2012)

Towers

Towers

Photo by Pearl Gabel (February 22, 2012)

Atlantic Yards: Beyond Barclays

Atlantic Yards: Beyond Barclays

Photo by Pearl Gabel (February 15, 2012)

Food carts v. Regular restaurants

Food carts v. Regular restaurants

Photo by Taleen Dersdepanian (January 30, 2012)

Hate Crimes Rise in Brooklyn

Hate Crimes Rise in Brooklyn

Photo by Spencer T. Tucker/City Hall (January 16, 2012)

Destination in Doubt: Transit Projects and Campaign 2012

Destination in Doubt: Transit Projects and Campaign 2012

Photo by Marc Fader (January 9, 2012)

Our 10 for 2011: the Year's Top City Affairs Stories

Our 10 for 2011: the Year's Top City Affairs Stories

Photo by Marc Fader (December 29, 2011)

Homelessness in Greenpoint

Homelessness in Greenpoint

Photo by Jim Henderson (December 28, 2011)

Beyond CityTime

Beyond CityTime

An Investigation of Private Consultants in the Bloomberg Administration

Photo by Marc Fader (November 15, 2011)

Poverty, Frozen in Time

Poverty, Frozen in Time

An exhibition of photographs by Jacob Riis and contemporaries, including some images not seen in public for nearly 100 years.

Photo by Community Service Society Records, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, Columbia University. (November 8, 2011)

Remembering Lost Firefighters, 1991-2011

Remembering Lost Firefighters, 1991-2011

Remembering Lost Firefighters, 1991-2011

Photo by Marc Fader (September 6, 2011)

Firefighter Fatalities

Firefighter Fatalities

Photo by FDNY (September 6, 2011)

New York's Food Basket

New York's Food Basket

Courtesy MetroFocus

Photo by Sam Lewis (July 22, 2011)

Census Tract 192

Census Tract 192

From City Limits' July/August 2011 issue "Remember Poverty?"

Photo by Marc Fader (July 12, 2011)

Youth Boxing in Brooklyn

Youth Boxing in Brooklyn

Photo by Marc Fader (July 5, 2011)

New Jail At Rikers

New Jail At Rikers

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (June 22, 2011)

Park Slope Bike Lane

Park Slope Bike Lane

Photo by Marc Fader (May 16, 2011)

President Obama Visits NYC's Ground Zero After Bin Laden Death

President Obama Visits NYC's Ground Zero After Bin Laden Death

Following the death of Osama Bin Laden, President Barack Obama visits the World Trade Center site to pay tribute to victims of 9/11.

Photo by Marc Fader (May 5, 2011)

Behind Bars: A City Limits Investigation

Behind Bars: A City Limits Investigation

Male Guards, Female Inmates and Sexual Abuse In NYS Prisons

Photo by David Senior (illustrator) (May 4, 2011)

Bin Laden's Impact

Bin Laden's Impact

Photo by FBI (May 2, 2011)

First Houses

First Houses

Photo by Marc Fader (April 4, 2011)

The Process Of Protection

The Process Of Protection

NYC's Child Welfare System, Step By Step

Photo by J. Murphy/Caption by Helen Zelon (March 28, 2011)

The Triangle Fire: 100 Years Later

The Triangle Fire: 100 Years Later

Photo by Library of Congress (March 18, 2011)

Temporary Shelter

Temporary Shelter

Photo by Jenci/Stoltz (March 16, 2011)

Sandy Ground Revisited

Sandy Ground Revisited

Photo by StoryCorps, Laurie Peek (March 15, 2011)

Covering Brooklyn 1976-2011

Covering Brooklyn 1976-2011

The city's most populous borough in City Limits news and investigations

Photo by City Limits (March 2, 2011)

Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand

Brooklyn: The Borough Behind The Brand

City Limits magazine, March/April 2011

Photo by Marc Fader (March 1, 2011)

Sex Crimes Against Black Girls

Sex Crimes Against Black Girls

Photo by Numa Perrier (February 17, 2011)

New York City Green Cart Woes

New York City Green Cart Woes

Photo by Marc Shavitz (January 9, 2011)

2010 Top Stories

2010 Top Stories

Photo by Rebecca Davis (December 29, 2010)

The Election's Over. So Now What

The Election's Over. So Now What

A slideshow of the major issues Governor-Elect Andrew Cuomo will have to deal with in his administration.

Photo by Marc Fader (December 21, 2010)

Gridlock Sam's Dreams

Gridlock Sam's Dreams

Photo by Department of Bridges, Annual Report, 1912 (December 16, 2010)

City Without A Plan

City Without A Plan

New York Faces Its Future

Photo by Adi Talwar (December 13, 2010)

Can A Year-Round Coney Island Succeed?

Can A Year-Round Coney Island Succeed?

Photo by courtesy of alex756/wikimediacommons (November 30, 2010)

From Chad To Crown Heights, Speaking Truth To Power

From Chad To Crown Heights, Speaking Truth To Power

Photo by Marc Fader with text by Helen Zelon (November 19, 2010)

Value-Added Scores: The Debate

Value-Added Scores: The Debate

Photo by Marc Fader (November 9, 2010)

Mom and Popeyes: The Life and Death of the Neighborhood Store

Mom and Popeyes: The Life and Death of the Neighborhood Store

Photo by Marc Fader (October 21, 2010)

Equality Charter School

Equality Charter School

Photo by Marc Fader (October 15, 2010)

School Safety Act Protest

School Safety Act Protest

Photo by Lauren Raheja (September 7, 2010)

Retrospective: 1095 Days Since Hurricane Katrina

Retrospective: 1095 Days Since Hurricane Katrina

City Limits reports on the redevelopment efforts shaping New Orleans in our special August 2008 edition.

Photo by Pangaeus (August 27, 2010)

A Risky Play?

A Risky Play?

Was New York City's Shift To Artificial Turf A $300M Mistake?

Photo by Adi Talwar (August 24, 2010)

Farm to City, City to Farm

Farm to City, City to Farm

Photo by Marc Fader (August 19, 2010)

City Limits Retrospective: Youth in New York City

City Limits Retrospective: Youth in New York City

A Photo Essay of Life for Young People in New York City

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (July 27, 2010)

Does Big Apple Have Best Swimming Pools?

Does Big Apple Have Best Swimming Pools?

Photo by courtesy of the City of Houston (July 21, 2010)

A Day In The Life Of A City Marshal

A Day In The Life Of A City Marshal

Photo by Marc Fader (July 19, 2010)

Bed-Stuy Sounds Off At Town Hall Meeting

Bed-Stuy Sounds Off At Town Hall Meeting

Photo by Marc Fader (July 15, 2010)

13 Tenant Activists Arrested During Protest

13 Tenant Activists Arrested During Protest

Photo by Marc Fader (July 13, 2010)

Before The Fireworks: Revolution In New York!

Before The Fireworks: Revolution In New York!

Photo by Dmadeo (July 2, 2010)

Stephen Goldsmith's Privatization Past

Stephen Goldsmith's Privatization Past

Photo by Edward Reed/City Hall (June 30, 2010)

The Other Fight In Albany

The Other Fight In Albany

Vacancy Decontrol

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (June 22, 2010)

World Cup Glory Pits Flushing V. Astoria

World Cup Glory Pits Flushing V. Astoria

New York City neighborhoods and the global game

Photo by Marc Fader (June 10, 2010)

Staten Island's Polluted Past

Staten Island's Polluted Past

Photo by Marc Fader (June 10, 2010)

River Park Towers

River Park Towers

Photo by Hannah Rappleye (May 25, 2010)

Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Brotherhood/Sister Sol

Photo by Marc Fader (May 24, 2010)

Women In Prison

Women In Prison

Photo by Patrick Egan (May 6, 2010)

Napolitano Pharmacy

Napolitano Pharmacy

Photo by Marc Fader (May 4, 2010)

Housing Activists Launch Campaign Targeting 4 State Senators

Housing Activists Launch Campaign Targeting 4 State Senators

About 75 New York housing activists gathered today on the steps of city hall to announce the launch of their efforts to persuade four state senators to support pro-tenant reform.

Photo by Kelly Virella (May 3, 2010)

1,500 Protest Plans to Eliminate 16 NYC Public Day Care Centers

1,500 Protest Plans to Eliminate 16 NYC Public Day Care Centers

About 1500 parents, children and other community activists marched across Brooklyn Bridge to City Hall Wednesday, to protest the Administration for Children's Services' plans to shutter 16 public day

Photo by Alice Proujansky (April 23, 2010)

A Brother's Homage

A Brother's Homage

Photo by Alice Proujansky (April 16, 2010)

Structured

Structured

Photo by Nathan Kensinger (April 16, 2010)

Yankee Stadium

Yankee Stadium

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (April 14, 2010)

Images of a Crisis: Jobless in New York

Images of a Crisis: Jobless in New York

Nearly one in five black men around the country is unemployed.

Photo by Colin Lenton (April 13, 2010)

A Rare Glimpse of Potter's Field

A Rare Glimpse of Potter's Field

On a small island at the edge of the Long Island Sound, the city's unclaimed dead are buried.

Photo by Eileen Markey (March 25, 2010)

What Lies Beneath

What Lies Beneath

Two projects, one for a bridge and one for a bus depot, worry those who want to protect an old burial ground.

Photo by Richard Caplan (March 25, 2010)

Talking Jobs On Capitol Hill

Talking Jobs On Capitol Hill

The Congressional Black Caucus gathered experts March 17 to discuss the alarming black unemployment rate.

Photo by George Dalton Tolbert IV (March 19, 2010)

The Art of Gentrification

The Art of Gentrification

A variety of artists and artworks interpret the vast changes in latter-day Brooklyn.

Photo by David Alm (March 15, 2010)

After the Earthquake

After the Earthquake

At a group home for orphaned children, which is largely supported by one Brooklyn woman, two dozen children are missing, but the rest carry on.

Photo by Michael Hicks (March 8, 2010)

Uniforms of All Kinds

Uniforms of All Kinds

An exhibit at Parsons has us look again at workers' garb.

Photo by Joscelyn Jurich (February 25, 2010)

'Children of Promise'

'Children of Promise'

With his father in prison, one Brooklyn boy struggles to be less fearful, sad and angry.

Photo by Richard Caplan (February 19, 2010)

Grabbing A Second Chance

Grabbing A Second Chance

Canayah Robinson and Tiffany Tobia, both 18, are taking advantage of a GED program at The Door, one of many programs affected by a new DYCD request for proposals.

Photo by Alissa Ambrose (February 11, 2010)

The Man Behind A New Movement

The Man Behind A New Movement

Geoffrey Canada is working off instinct. Is that enough for communities across the country to follow?

Photo by Rebecca Davis (February 4, 2010)

11237: One New York City Neighborhood in the Bloomberg Era

11237: One New York City Neighborhood in the Bloomberg Era

Bushwick, Brooklyn. A neighborhood of change, contrasts and economic stress.

Photo by Jacob Silberberg (October 1, 2009)

When Debt Spikes, Living Conditions Slide

When Debt Spikes, Living Conditions Slide

Activists say shoddy maintenance at properties like this one in the Bronx should serve as a warning.

Photo by Alice Proujansky (June 1, 2009)

The Chamber

The Chamber

A Week in the Life of the New York City Council

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (April 1, 2009)

A Late-Winter's Day on the Christopher Street Pier

A Late-Winter's Day on the Christopher Street Pier

Some LGBTQ youth activists take issue with the pier's renovation, but it's still a major draw for gay youth around the metro area.

Photo by By Alice Proujansky (March 23, 2009)

Last Stand

Last Stand

The Fight to Save NYC's Public Housing

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (February 1, 2009)

Exit Strategy

Exit Strategy

Sizing up NYC's Dropout Challenge

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (July 4, 2008)

The Facts of Life

The Facts of Life

It was all about peer education - with plenty of help from adults - at two sex and health events in May.

Photo by Alice Proujansky (June 9, 2008)

Boom and Bust By the Sea

Boom and Bust By the Sea

Development and disarray comprise much of the landscape of today's Rockaways.

Photo by Matt Schwarzfeld (June 9, 2008)

Life At the BEST Center

Life At the BEST Center

The Baruch Elders Services Team (BEST) serves older residents at Baruch Houses, a public housing complex and naturally occurring retirement community on the Lower East Side.

Photo by Alice Proujansky (May 5, 2008)

Target of Opportunities

Target of Opportunities

Has Michael Bloomberg's anti-poverty rhetoric matched his record?

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (April 1, 2008)

Homes For Afterward

Homes For Afterward

Ten visions of provisional living in NYC after an imaginary hurricane.

Photo by (February 18, 2008)

Deep Trouble

Deep Trouble

New York City's Silent Sewage Crisis

Photo by Jarrett Murphy (August 1, 2007)

Hard Costs

Hard Costs

The Rising Price of an Affordable New York

Photo by City Limits (April 1, 2007)

1984 City Limits Magazine Covers

1984 City Limits Magazine Covers

A look back at the cover stories from City Limits in 1984

Photo by City Limits (December 31, 1984)

1983 City Limits Magazine Covers

1983 City Limits Magazine Covers

The Koch Years

Photo by City Limits (December 31, 1983)

1982 City Limits Magazine Covers

1982 City Limits Magazine Covers

Photo by City Limits (December 31, 1982)

1981 City Limits Magazine Covers

1981 City Limits Magazine Covers

Photo by City Limits (December 31, 1981)

1980 City Limits Magazine Covers

1980 City Limits Magazine Covers

New York City in 1980, captured in City Limits

Photo by City Limits (December 31, 1980)

1978 City Limits Magazine Covers

1978 City Limits Magazine Covers

Photo by City Limits (December 31, 1978)

1976 - 1977 City Limits Magazine Covers

1976 - 1977 City Limits Magazine Covers

Founded in 1976 as a newsletter for the housing community.

Photo by City Limits (December 31, 1977)