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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

As New York City Mayor would de Blasio embrace his progressive past, or try to please too many people?

October 23, 2013

Will the media start nodding along to Lhota's new, falsifiable script? 

October 18, 2013

With de Blasio coming out on top in last night’s debate, Republicans regroup for future attacks. 

October 16, 2013

But with any luck we will see whether their policies have character. 

October 15, 2013

The city of Washington lacks budget autonomy, so local officials are forced to cobble together a shutdown response. Why?

September 30, 2013

A big primary lead for Bill de Blasio, who ran on a promise to tax the rich.

September 11, 2013

Chicago’s parking meter deal doesn’t just sell off city assets—it uconstitutionally sells off the city’s very power to police itself.

September 5, 2013

A federal court rules that Veterans Affairs can’t lease land for rent-a-car lot, hotel laundry and film studio storage.

August 30, 2013

Paper backs Christine Quinn as heir to Bloomberg. But do Democrats really want more of the same?

August 26, 2013

Bill de Blasio has pitched his mayoral campaign with the most progressive and ambitious agenda in memory.

August 13, 2013