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Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio news and analysis from The Nation
October 13, 2016
How the Clinton Camp Brushed Off Bill de Blasio and His Progressive Advocacy
E-mails reveal the response to the mayor’s prodding to focus on inequality and economic fairness was a dismissive: “Should we care about this?”
September 2, 2016
Andrew Cuomo’s Fragile Masculinity
His macho paternalism won't solve New York's problems.
August 3, 2016
It Doesn’t Matter Who Replaces Bill Bratton as NYPD Commissioner
He has defined modern policing, and his influence isn’t going anywhere.
Mychal Denzel Smith
May 6, 2016
The Case for Public Housing
The market can’t solve the nation’s affordable housing crisis. The gap between costs and incomes is just too large.
Matthew Gordon Lasner
April 26, 2016
The Key to Making Economic Development More Equitable Is Making It More Democratic
How Oakland and other cities are experimenting with efforts to make local residents active participants in the development process.
K. Sabeel Rahman
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April 20, 2016
New York to Ted Cruz: Drop Dead
The Texan tried to make the state’s Republican primary a referendum on Mayor Bill de Blasio. It didn’t work.
March 30, 2016
There Goes the Neighborhood: How the Gentrification Machine Really Works
Mayor de Blasio’s plan to rezone East New York is his way of controlling the gentrification machine—so what does the zoning plan actually look like?
There Goes the Neighborhood
March 18, 2016
The Landmark Housing Deal That Could Help Quell New York’s Affordability Crisis
Mayor Bill de Blasio
s plans for Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning could bring relief to numerous rent-pinched New Yorkers—unless Governor Andrew Cuomo
s own plans get in the way.
March 9, 2016
Why Has Charter School Violence Spiked at Double the Rate of Public Schools?
Meanwhile, charter advocates continue to criticize the safety of traditional public schools.
February 26, 2016
Construction Is Dangerous Work
The construction industry accounts for only 4 percent of New York’s jobs but a full fifth of the state’s occupational deaths.