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Artist Displacement

Nov 21, 2006

From Soho to the Lower East Side to Williamsburg, the story has been more or less the same – artists move in, eventually helping to cause the neighborhood to go


No-Fault Divorce: Feminists Clash

Oct 06, 2006

Breaking up is hard to do, especially in New York. New York is the only state in the nation that does not allow for no-fault divorce, i.e., divorce without “grounds”


The Homeless Pledge

Aug 21, 2006

When a single mother was given 10 days to come up with $3,000 or face eviction, she began to cry, pleading with the judge in Housing Court for more time


Ex-Prisoners and Jobs

May 24, 2006

Marc La Cloche spent his time in prison training to be a barber, ready to apply his newfound skills upon his release in 2000. But the Bronx native found himself


Prisoners And The Right To Vote

May 18, 2006

New Yorkers in prison do not have the right to vote. That is the ruling by the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in a class action


Homeless Prevention Programs A Year Later

Apr 19, 2006

Last year, Mayor Michael Bloomberg made reducing the number of homeless people in the city a top priority, launching an action plan long in the making. Looking at


Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

Apr 12, 2006

When my grandmother was trying to raise my sister and me, she faced many hardships. At times it seemed as if she and I were coming from two completely different


Gay Bars

Mar 27, 2006

The modern gay rights movement began in a gay bar, and, for better and for worse, bars continue to hold a central place in the life of many gay New