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A homeless family

An already-bleak housing and homelessness situation is about to get a lot worse.

ICE detention

As the country charts a new course on immigration, New York remains a beacon of hope.

Council members are working on an agenda that includes labor organizing, public transportation and giving legal immigrants the right to vote in municipal elections.

Fast Food Forward

From the Bronx to Brooklyn, workers at car washes and fast food joints are finding ways to fight for their rights.

New York’s housing crisis has pushed hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers underground.

From Wall Street to Brownsville, inside Bloomberg's New York.

Bloomberg

The state of the city isn't quite as wonderful as the mayor claims.

As change nips at the edges of the Bronx, the borough’s iconic auto-glass workers continue their daily street-dance.

A writer navigates the empty streets and boarded-up businesses of his childhood.

Blogs

Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

Human Resources Administration announces changes to a system long critiqued by advocates.

October 8, 2014

The courts want to offer sex workers “compassion”—but maybe agency would be more useful.

October 6, 2014

The de Blasio administration unveils an ambitious plan: reduce emissions and inequality at the same time.

September 24, 2014

There’s no evidence that credit reports reveal an applicant’s competence but plenty of evidence that shows they invade privacy and institutionalize discrimination.

September 12, 2014

Lessons from Missouri should steer us toward new national policies and an embrace of policing that respects civil liberties.

August 15, 2014

Why has the response to Michael Brown’s murder been to crack down on dissent and arrest journalists?

August 14, 2014

Officials have temporarily suspended water shutoffs, and activists are working to create permanent protections for low-income families.

July 22, 2014

Unions, community and religious groups organize to prioritize the interests of working families over the interests of Wall Street bankers.

July 17, 2014

The Detroit Water and Sewage Department plans to shut off water for delinquent customers at a rate of 1,500 to 3,000 this summer. 

July 11, 2014