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Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services

City Limits - 16 hours 35 min ago
The city's library branches offer a dizzying array of services, from job-search help to literacy lessons to fiction writers' circles. But limits on space and money could hamper the systems' ability to reach potential.

Advocates Have Wary Praise For End of NYPD Surveillance Unit

City Limits - 23 hours 49 min ago
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

City Limits - 23 hours 49 min ago
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?

City Limits - 23 hours 49 min ago
They pay 46 percent of personal income taxes. That means they're important to funding city services. Does it also mean they're overburdened?

Woes Continue at One De Blasio Watch-List Building

City Limits - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:28am
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.

Does Poverty Cause Child Abuse?

City Limits - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 6:06am
Poor parents are no more likely to hurt or neglect their kids, the author argues. They're just more likely to be punished for failings both real and imagined.

NYC's Housing Crunch is Part of National Crisis

City Limits - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:00am
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

City Limits - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:00am
The mayor described a progressive ideal that, he promised, would encompass everything his administration does from Day 101 on.

De Blasio's First 100 Days: Our Coverage

City Limits - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 2:03pm
Relive the first three months of the mayor's term, as reported by our Nation-City Limits blog.

Group Amplifies Complaints by Foster-Care Parents, Kids

City Limits - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:36pm
An advocacy group in Harlem says it is hearing more and more from parents and children who believe the child-welfare system has been insufficiently responsive to their complaints.

Report Details Woes for NYC's Electric-Cab Experiment

City Limits - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 9:43am
Documents obtained by City Limits outline a litany of obstacles that the city's pilot project has so far been unable to surmount.

Needed: A New Deal for City Housing Policy

City Limits - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:00am
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.

Testing and Other Reforms Squeeze Schools Arts

City Limits - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:00am
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.

Exclusive Interview: New Child-Welfare Chief Eyes Change

City Limits - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:53am
New ACS Commissioner Gladys Carrión talks about juvenile justice, foster care and how to improve her agency's reputation among the families it serves.

Will New York Follow Texas In Criminal Justice Reform?

City Limits - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:48am
Defendants in New York don't get to see all the evidence against them. After several wrongful convictions, pressure is building to follow the Lone Star's lead and fix the system.

Residents Demand City Build Bridge to Reconnect Van Cortlandt Park

City Limits - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 6:03am
Activists and pols say it’s the least DEP can do in light of the over-budget billions they're spending on the filtration plant.

What Does the State Budget Mean for De Blasio?

City Limits - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:00am
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

City Limits - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:00am
A police oversight official from the nation's capital will be the NYPD's first IG.

Shelter Resident Weighs In On Cuomo-De Blasio Debate

City Limits - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:53am
For Arvernetta Henry, the stakes in the budget talks are pretty simple. With a rent subsidy, she gets out of the shelter. Without it, she doesn't.

Brownsville: What Will NYPD 'Impact' Changes Mean?

City Limits - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 6:35am
Residents are divided over whether tweaks to the high-intensity policing program are cause for concern or celebration.