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The Senate's Demographic Shift

Nov 24, 2008

Image courtesy of Andrew Beveridge Map 1: The shift in the State Senate also means a shift of power to New York City and some of its suburbs.Click here, or on


A Shift in Albany Could Avert Higher Rents

Oct 27, 2008

Whatever happens to the housing market now, New York's booming real estate market of 2000 to 2007 means that many more households in New York City cannot afford their homes.


Rights and Recognition for Same-Sex Marriage

Sep 26, 2008

When Patricia Martinez, an employee of Monroe Community College, applied for health care benefits for her spouse, Lisa Ann Golden, whom she had married in Canada, the college denied the


A Vanishing Culture?

Sep 12, 2008

Image by Snohetta, (c) LMDC Cultural institutions figured heavily in early plans for development of the World Trade Center site. The blueprint called for four independent cultural institutions that would complement


Harlem's Shifting Population

Sep 02, 2008

This is the text version of the chart included in An Affluent, White Harlem? Townhouses in Harlem sell for millions of dollars and Columbia University continues to expand there, as the


An Affluent, White Harlem?

Aug 27, 2008

Photo (c) Roger Smith, LOC Harlem street scene, 1943. Lenox Terrace, where U.S. Rep Charles Rangel had four apartments, now qualifies as a luxury building. Townhouses in Harlem sell for one, two


The School Divide Starts at Kindergarten

Jun 26, 2008

The recent baby boom in New York City led to an increasing squeeze in the search for the best school for the budding kindergartner or first grader. Unlike other recent


Housing Squeeze Shows No Sign of Easing

May 15, 2008

To anyone look for an apartment in New York's City "free market," affordable housing can seem to be an oxymoron. While a well-known real-estate developer recently claimed that any housing


A Religious City

Feb 12, 2008

When commentators discuss parts of the country where people hold strongly to religious beliefs and practices, they rarely include New York. In fact, for much of its history, people from