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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.

Kharey Wise, the oldest of the Central Park Five, is arraigned in court.

Two movies about a long-gone New York raise questions about the city it has become today.

A sense of common destiny with Africa ebbs and flows in New York's gentrifying black enclave.

Blogs

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

Citizens organize to block water shutoffs as the UN Special Rapporteur says ”when there is genuine inability to pay, human rights simply forbids disconnections.”

July 11, 2014