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More Evidence Punitive NYPD Youth Programs Fail

Jan 06, 2016

(photo via @NYPDnews) This week the New York Times revealed the content of an internal NYPD report showing that a much lauded juvenile crime program doesn’t work. It’s yet another example


Ending the Revolving Door of Homelessness

Dec 28, 2015

Patricia Swann, the author While Mayor Bill de Blasio works on the details of a 15-year, $2.6 billion supportive housing program to address homelessness, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a statewide


Observing Homeless Persons' Memorial Day

Dec 21, 2015

  Bobby Watts, the author, right (photo via Care for the Homeless) Many New Yorkers have become aware of the cost of homelessness on our social fabric and on municipal budgets. One


Fed Mistake Will Hurt New York Working Families

Dec 21, 2015

The Federal Reserve (Fed) just made a huge mistake. Because the Fed raised interest rates lat week, Americans will see higher mortgages, more expensive loans, fewer jobs, and lower wages


New York Leads on Climate Action

Dec 18, 2015

(photo via @WhiteHouse) World leaders voted this past weekend on a final agreement to limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, a benchmark scientists say is critical to


A Plan for More Senior Affordable Housing

Dec 15, 2015

Mayor de Blasio visits Bronx seniors (photo: @BilldeBlasio) If there was available land to build affordable senior housing across the city, would you use it? There is. And we must. The key