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An elite nonprofit no one’s ever heard of has turned New York into a city of tall towers and tony boulevards.

As images of wealth abound, the struggles of ordinary workers have become invisible.

How a city that once celebrated seamstresses and stevedores came to admire "big swinging dicks."

Pennsylvania Station, photographed by Cervin Robinson in 1962, architecture

How an architecture critic made New York City her touchstone for discussions of public space.

The New Museum tries to explain why the city's art scene changed in 1993.

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It seems unbelievable, but land dedicated to the VA for housing veterans has been denied to them—and LA has more homeless vets than any city in America.

Phoenix

The city is at the crossroads of climate change—and, for a host of reasons, an unsustainable future. 

Glenn Harris discusses the goals and tactics of Seattle's unique "Race and Social Justice Initiative."

San Francisco

Life on San Francisco’s streets for women over 50 is filled with hardships, small and large.

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Local and state governments are gaining the ability to restore basic services and infrastructure.

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Although the Department of Justice and the police bureau in Portland, Oregon, reached a “groundbreaking” settlement last year, residents say racial discrimination is a problem.

March 16, 2015

Governor Cuomo's public school agenda puts both students and teachers in jeopardy. 

March 13, 2015

For Rudy Giuliani, the greater the threat or instability, the more money he makes. 

February 25, 2015

Too bad he doesn’t actually have the power to stop them.

February 25, 2015

Voters force school-closing Mayor Rahm Emanuel into a runoff and demand an elected school board.

February 25, 2015

The mayor’s spending millions, but unions and progressives are fighting for grassroots democracy.

February 19, 2015

Activists in Fort Lauderdale have just filed a lawsuit alleging that the city’s ban on providing food to the homeless violates the First Amendment.

February 2, 2015

“For two days the snow has had New York in its power.”

January 27, 2015

Federal prosecutors want to put one in prison for taking kickbacks for doing political favors. The other has been richly rewarded for defrauding investors and saving fellow bankers from criminal prosecution.

January 27, 2015

We banned police from the “house of labor.” Look at them now.

January 9, 2015