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June 1, 2022
Fear & Loathing in San Francisco: How Chesa Boudin Got Blamed
In this reputedly progressive city, tech and real estate money has bankrolled a centrist backlash.
Christopher D. Cook
February 28, 2022
Let’s Talk About the Taking of Black Land
From Seneca Village to “urban renewal,” the government has claimed Black property—rarely with the “just compensation” promised by the Fifth Amendment.
December 27, 2021
The Mayor Nobody Knows
Eric Adams takes office without having had much to say about how—or in whose interests—he’ll govern New York City.
July 26, 2021
The Rescue of the New York Public Library
—thwarted NYPL trustees’ harebrained plans and restored democracy to this vital public institution.
June 21, 2021
Why NYC Progressives Should Fear an Eric Adams Mayoralty
Is the Brooklyn Borough president worse for New York—and the left—than Andrew Yang?
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May 26, 2021
The New York Story Is Not the Real Estate Story
Massive overdevelopment and warehousing apartments for the wealthy were killing New York even before the pandemic. So why are none of the mayoral candidates talking about that?
October 9, 2019
Bond-Rating Agencies Have the Power to Destroy Radical Dreams
Moody’s threatens Berlin over a progressive housing proposal.
May 30, 2019
In the Heart of Real-Estate Power, a Housing Movement Nears Victory
As tenants organize, New York could become one of the first states to pass “universal rent control.”
December 13, 2018
New York Has a Plan to Tackle Some of Its Worst Carbon Polluters
Hint: We’re looking at you, Trump Tower.
October 9, 2018
The Wealth-Defense Industry
Lessons from the Trumps’ tax-avoidance racket.