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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?
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.
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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.
January 5, 2017
Can New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Be the Anti-Trump?
To succeed he’ll have to overcome controversy and the limits of his office.
January 6, 2016
Bill de Blasio Is New York’s Most Progressive Mayor in Decades—Is That Enough?
As opposition mounts, the solution to de Blasio’s problems might lie in even bigger, bolder interventions.
October 14, 2015
3 Years After Hurricane Sandy, Is New York Prepared for the Next Great Storm?
New York is spending $20 billion to protect its shores from sea-level rise—but that may not be enough.
Campaigns and Elections
June 2, 2014
Inside the Working Families Party’s Deal With Governor Cuomo
Both the governor and the WFP went into the weekend needing something from the other. The governor walked away with what he wanted. The party got an IOU.