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Costumed as the World Trade Center at the Buskers Fare in New York City, June 19

How the World Trade Center turned Manhattan into a planned community.

On MSNBC, Melissa Harris-Perry praises a Detroit program that provides free and reduced-priced homes to police officers.

 "Even somebody like me can learn how to fight."

Atlantic Yards construction site

Numerous cities are littered with “downtown catalysts” that failed to catalyze.

A foreclosed home

An unlikely grassroots coalition is keeping residents in their homes, one property at a time.

The Obama-Boehner budget's ban on abortion funding for DC is a stark reminder that district residents still aren't treated as equals in American democracy.

The Next Big Housing Crisis?

Second-lien debt could be a greater threat to bank solvency than the subprime disaster of 2008.

The mayor's company created a “coalition” to promote its interests in the Comcast-NBC merger, proving itself an agile peddler of influence in Washington.

Wall Street is rolling in cash again, but the rest of the city is still stuck in the Great Recession.

In California's Central Valley, the collapse of the housing bubble is causing acute misery.

Blogs

De Blasio closes shoddy shelters, and eyes a bigger fix. 

February 21, 2014

Most of the prominent figures involved in the Bridgegate scandal—including Port Authority general counsel Philip Kwon—were directly appointed by Governor Christie.

February 18, 2014

Investigators are opening a window on Christie’s cronies at the PA.

February 14, 2014

We know what a progressive thinks about living wages and police stops. But what’s the progressive position on school cancellations?

February 13, 2014

The mayor criticized his predecessor repeatedly as he announced his first spending plan.

February 12, 2014

Squaring community needs with developers’ desires requires not kinder-and-gentler rezoning but a new process for shaping the city.

February 10, 2014

In February 1914, an editorial warned against allowing a small, privileged driving minority to jeopardize the lives of everyone else.

February 1, 2014

After an intense battle over how to use the state’s JPMorgan payout, all of the funds will go to ease troubled homeowners.

January 22, 2014

Restauranteur and activist Andy Shallal is making a long shot bid for DC mayor. 

January 22, 2014

Kang Wong’s case highlights the need for language access services in police departments.

January 21, 2014