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Child Welfare Effort Avoids Taking Kids from Home by Giving them One

City Limits - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 8:27am
There's growing interest in using supportive housing to help families whose children might otherwise end up in the foster-care system.

Water Rate Hike Lower, But Not Enough for Critics

City Limits - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 12:00am
Some background on the “rental payment" that has the mayor and a councilman facing off.

Can NY Fight Global Warming Without Nuclear Power?

City Limits - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 2:18pm
The experience of California, Germany and Japan is clear, the author argues: Close nuclear plants and CO2 emissions soar as other power sources fill the gap.

Advocates Waiting for de Blasio to Fix Homeless Housing Program

City Limits - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:34am
The cluster program is widely criticized as expensive and disruptive. So far the new administration has yet to propose an alternative, but advocates have high hopes a plan is coming.

Celebrate Earth Day: Find Pollution Near You!

City Limits - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:00am
Online tools let you see which companies release which toxic substances in your neighborhood and borough. There's good news and bad news in the numbers.

Mixed Views of Gentrification's Threat in East New York

City Limits - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 11:10am
The area's improvement—thanks to community action and city policy—is undeniable. What's debated is whether the same displacement seen in Bed-Stuy and Bushwick is headed that way.

Breaking Down De Blasio's First Act

City Limits - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00am
In the distance race that is a New York City mayoral administration, Bill de Blasio has moved beyond the starting-line cheers and into the long, grueling middle.

Widespread Fixes Needed to Protect Disaster Workers

City Limits - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 12:00am
More than a dozen years after rescue workers and others toiled in toxic fumes amid the ruins of the World Trade Center, a report recommends changes to practices—and culture—before the next disaster.

Success, Struggle as Library Branches Fill Gap in Services

City Limits - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:13am
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 - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
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 - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
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 - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:00am
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.