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The High Line, on the edge of gentrifying Chelsea, September 17, 2014.

A cruel economics of forced mobility is the new planning mantra of New York City.

Rent regulation protest

The chaotic, abusive process through which New York City landlords turn affordable housing into luxury apartments.

Drew Hamilton Housing Development

Is the Rental Assistance Development Program the best, flawed option for saving public housing—or a new attempt to dismantle it?

Flint Water

The state’s form of austerity politics is a massive experiment in unraveling US democracy.

C.J. Peete housing development

After Hurricane Katrina, big developers, government bureaucrats and anti-housing ideologues pushed to destroy “Bricks.”

Ota Benga

What the ugly history of a 1906 Bronx Zoo exhibit tells us about ourselves today.

John Boehner claims public financing had nothing to do with the Amtrak disaster, but like so many others, it can be directly traced to funding shortfalls.

Six weeks after Rahm Emanuel defeated populist, pro-teacher candidate Chuy Garcia in Chicago, public-school advocates are mobilizing for victory in Philly.

The hipster bar Pete’s Candy Store, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

D.W. Gibson gets beyond the banter about gentrification.

Blogs

The New York State Labor Department’s fast food Wage Board this week showed why a pay raise can’t come soon enough for fast food workers.

June 17, 2015

How everyone benefits from the merger of worker protection and sustainability in one of the city’s least-regulated industries.

June 12, 2015

Los Angeles wage increase has huge implications for the city’s workers and the nationwide Fight for 15 movement.

May 22, 2015

Nominated for mayor of Philadelphia, a progressive teaches a lesson about coalition politics.

May 20, 2015

Too many derailments, too many bridge collapses. The neglect has got to stop.

May 13, 2015

Labor advocates are harnessing the power of both workers and consumers to reform nail salons.

May 11, 2015

Helpfulness not guaranteed.

May 5, 2015

Fox and friends are gearing up for a replay of the 1968 riots that helped bring us Richard Nixon.

April 29, 2015

Protesters on both sides of the border are revolting against the same transnational policing and trade policies. 

April 28, 2015

Why that’s a big win for the poor, people of color, and economic justice in general.

April 20, 2015