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New Tenant Protections: Got Teeth?

City Limits - 3 hours 47 min ago
The city is doubling the fines for landlords who harass tenants and will publicize the names of property owners who get penalized. The only troubles is penalties are rarely imposed by judges.

Got an Idea for How to Make Cities Better?

City Limits - 14 hours 15 min ago
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.

Australia's Gun-Control Lesson for NYers

City Limits - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 10:29am
Mass shootings are happening more often in the U.S., but tighter national gun control seems impossible to achieve. An Australian in New York recounts his country's response to a massacre.

Parents Battle City Schools for Special Ed Services

City Limits - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:55am
Sometimes the fight's over classroom setting, sometimes over a child eating their meals through a straw. Often it involves lawyers, frantic parents and a strained school system.

Brooklyn Hate Crime Spike: Cause and Effect

City Limits - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:00am
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.

Jails, Vacant Lots and Politics: It's What's for Breakfast

City Limits - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00am
Listen to'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.

NYC Subway Scare Has Echoes of 2005 Alert

City Limits - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:00am
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.

In Wheelchairs, They Marched to Stop Climate Change

City Limits - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:00am
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.

Eyewitnesses Exposed: Odds Are You'd ID the Wrong Man

City Limits - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:37am
A video lays bare the problems with eyewitness testimony: At a recent conference, a robbery was staged, and 83 percent of people in the audience couldn't identify the right guy in a lineup.

Housing Plan Targets Vacant Lots; Some Neighbors Leery

City Limits - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:45am
The administration sees city-owned vacant lots as potential sites for affordable housing. Communities that use—or hope to use—those parcels for gardens see them as something else.

Both Sides in Atlantic Yards Dispute Believe in Modular

City Limits - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:00am
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.

Rikers Scandal: Key Leaders Are Between Policymakers, Prisoners

City Limits - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:26am
The revelations about systemic brutality in the city's jails point to the critical role that captains—the first layer of leadership over correction officers—play.

Beer and Politics Mix on TV

City Limits - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 12:00am
The second episode of "Straight Up" features a discussion on race and policing.

NYC's Superfund Neighborhoods Are Booming

City Limits - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:55pm
In the past five years, three toxic city sites have been enrolled in a federal clean-up program. Early on there were fears the label would inhibit development. Those have proven unfounded.

Improvement in Child Poverty Figures Demands More Action

City Limits - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 8:30am
Child poverty decreased in New York City in 2013, but that was only a start toward rolling back the devastating effects of the Great Recession.

Atlantic Yards Modular Dispute Could Have Citywide Echo

City Limits - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:00am
It might just be a nasty business dispute. But the brouhaha between Forest City and Skanksa over delays and alleged design flaws at a planned modular tower could also affect whether pre-fabricated structures are seen as a viable way to build affordable housing in New York.

Are New Yorkers Desensitized to Violence?

City Limits - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:29am
Many murders make the front pages. But others don't. When a foreign visitor to the city learns of a killing near his home, he encounters resignation and dark humor.

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City Limits - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00am
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A New Yorker, Terrified of ISIS

City Limits - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:00am
City Limits often hears from New Yorkers we've met over the years. This week we got a note from a person worried that their family might be killed 6,000 miles away.

Poverty Stats Set Mark for De Blasio's Effort vs. Inequality

City Limits - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:00am
Poverty's reach in New York City didn't substantially change in 2013. But the political urgency of doing something about it did.