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

For Yolanda Andrews, losing her house would mean losing everything. That's why she's standing up to predatory banking.

Anthony Narh

Anthony Nahr, a Ghanaian immigrant, died in a garage adjoining a celebrity-filled luxury apartment building in Tribeca.

Destruction from Super Storm Sandy

If there was ever a response to Mitt Romney’s smug RNC laugh line about climate change—or to Obama’s failure to address it—Hurricane Sandy delivered.

Without immediate action, cities like New York and Washington face a future of massive levees, floodgates and ecological catastrophe.

Occupy Wall Street: New Ways of Thinking About Space

As last year’s occupations showed, cities need more places the public can call its own.

Goldman Sachs

City officials say social impact bonds are a smart way to raise revenue. But government watchdogs worry about creeping corporate influence.

The Long Roots of the NYPD Spying Program

Before the War on Terror and Ray Kelly's spies, the War on Crime helped transform the NYPD into a small army.

New York Public Library

The Central Library Plan will compromise the NYPL's scholarly mission.

New Orleans Jazz Fest

In a city divided by extremes, the festival brings together all kinds of people to cook up something marvelous.

Blogs

Kshama Sawant sees her election as “a sign that we are heading into a period of political change.”

January 6, 2014

The press defends a helpless city against the terror that is Melissa Mark-Viverito.

January 6, 2014

Everybody loves the former president. But he was no De Blasio Democrat.

January 2, 2014

An agenda of constitutional amendments, structural changes and referendum votes for raises and rights.

January 1, 2014

He takes the oath, and observers weigh in on what it all means.

January 1, 2014

The mayor-elect is getting pressure to include more blacks and Latinos among his appointments.

 

December 30, 2013

Forget what the talking heads tell you: our current mayor was often a lot more, and often a lot less, than just a manager.

December 28, 2013

It’s one thing to control a sensitive story about a child’s private struggles. It’s another to package it so slickly that a genuine and inspiring message gets drowned out.

December 27, 2013

The mayor-elect also named an aide as his chief of staff.

December 23, 2013

And maybe that's perfectly OK.

December 23, 2013