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From Paid Sick Leave to Municipal ID Cards: New York’s City Council Leaves an Impression
During the last four years, the council has passed significant legislation to stem inequality. Can it do better during the next four?
November 8, 2017
Bill de Blasio Has 4 Years to Cement His Progressive Legacy
A conversation with Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Viteritti about what the mayor did right during his first term—and what he needs to do better.
Urban Planning and Development
October 4, 2017
New York’s Mayor Says He’s Got a Plan to Help Solve the City’s Housing Crisis
So why are housing advocates up in arms?
August 30, 2017
New York’s Subway System Could Be a Force for Equity and Sustainability
So why have elected officials let it molder and fall apart?
Jails and Prisons
July 5, 2017
It Will Take Tenacity and Guts to Shutter One of the Country’s Most Notorious Jails
Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio up to the challenge of closing Rikers Island?
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Housing and Homelessness
May 9, 2017
New York’s Mayor Vowed to Help the Homeless. Why Is the Crisis Growing?
Bill de Blasio understands homelessness better than the mayors before him, but that hasn’t been enough to stem the crisis.
April 24, 2017
New York City’s Mayor Proposes Free Universal Preschool for 3-Year-Olds
With “3-K for All in NYC,” Bill de Blasio is ramping up the fight against educational inequality.
March 17, 2017
Bill de Blasio Dodges Campaign Finance Charges—but Not Ethics Questions
New York City’s mayor may have behaved like plenty of other politicians, but progressives have an obligation to do better.
March 14, 2017
Can New York’s Mayor Do More to Protect Immigrants From ICE?
Mayor Bill de Blasio has vowed to protect immigrants from Trump’s deportation machine, but some of his own policies might get in the way.
February 14, 2017
Can a Push for ‘Good Jobs’ Solve New York City’s Affordability Crisis?
To fight inequality, New York City’s mayor vows to create 100,000 jobs paying more than $50,000 a year.