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

He claimed that he's narrowed the achievement gap, but his record indicates otherwise.

The Flatiron Building in 1903, at the end of the last Gilded Age

In the Age of Bloomberg, America’s most iconic big city is also its most unequal.

In a neighborhood immune to gentrification, a different model of revitalization is required.

Nearly forty years after Ford told New York to drop dead, the city is still here—but forever changed.

After two decades of Republican rule, will New York finally elect a progressive to City Hall?

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.

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Taxi and livery drivers suffer homicide rates twenty to thirty times higher than other occupations.

October 24, 2014

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