Experience can be a gem or a fossil. New ideas can be a boost or a fetish. As the city ages and a new generation of leaders emerges, nonprofits have to figure out how to get the best out of everyone.
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.
First there were four. Then there 10. This year 22 Councilmembers will let constituents decide how to spend money. The dollar impact is impressive. The democracy impact could be even more so.
"Our approach to improving child welfare and juvenile justice services for the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning children, young people, and adults featured in the piece deserves a closer look."
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.
The library system, which has been under scrutiny over perks given to its director, wouldn't say which ones.
Utilities jousting with pols, questions about who owns fiber infrastructure and a mix of efforts to bridge the digital divide: The push to get more New Yorkers on the web is a web of its own.
Chatter on law-enforcement message boards suggests that what was applied to Eric Garner was not a chokehold but a “carotid restraint," a police tactic gaining new acceptance nationwide despite past controversy.
Vacancies at City Hall are exceedingly rare. That hasn't stopped recent mayors from thinking about what would happen if one occurred.
New York City is working to build a foster-care system that welcomes gay and trans youth. New training has made gains against still-common cultural and religious hangups among caseworkers and foster parents.
Six months after a landmark settlement was signed committing the housing authority to a comprehensive attack on potentially deadly fungus, advocates are optimistic but say they've seen little action.
"It’s not enough to help people meet their basic needs. There must be a full-scale effort to develop policies and programs that materially improve wages and earnings, educational experiences and living conditions."
There was widespread outrage over the horrific murders of three Israeli teens. Fewer public statements were made over the alleged revenge slaying of a Palestinian boy.
A report by the city comptroller highlights deficiencies in how the city responds to space squeezes. What's the long-term outlook for the scarcity of school seats?
Today, reused chains and recycled plastic lids sit in a warehouse in Queens. Next fall they'll be used for school art projects in an improving—but still tight—funding environment.
When the WIC program took steps to get more fresh produce into recipients' diets, the results were promising. But the initiative is being held back by administrative flaws and, yes, a political battle over white potatoes.
A new focus on water safety in the wake of several fatal accidents raises questions about the large number of all races—but larger number of blacks and Latinos—who cannot swim.
It likely won't be until the period of public mourning is over that we'll learn what caused the demise of Lt. Gordon Ambelas.