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The Future of Stuyvesant Town & Peter Cooper Village

Oct 23, 2015

CM Garodnick, the author, announcing the ST/PCV deal (photo: @DanGarodnick) Major real estate transactions in New York too often create uncertainty for tenants living in previously stable communities. We all know


A More Cost-Effective Adult Homeless Services System

Oct 22, 2015

Mayor de Blasio (Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office) Last week, the New York City Independent Budget Office published a fiscal brief -Albany Shifts the Burden: As the Cost for Sheltering the Homeless


There is Nothing Innovative About Displacement

Oct 21, 2015

Industry City courtyard development (photo: Industry City on Instagram) Sunset Park is at a crossroads. With one of the city’s few remaining industrial waterfronts in a heavily, working-class Latino-Asian neighborhood, its


Why I'm Fasting for Immigration Relief

Oct 21, 2015

Mauricio Jiménez, the author (photo via Make The Road NY) I came to the United States more than twelve years ago from my home in Ecuador. I had to leave my


The Right Plan for Addressing the Landmarks Backlog

Oct 19, 2015

The Brooklyn Bridge, in distance, & The Manhattan Bridge (photo: Daniel Avila/NYC Parks) Meet Backlog95. Clunky operating system? Nope – it's a list of 95 historic places before New York City's Landmarks Preservation


The 'Three-Quarter House' System We Need to Embrace

Oct 12, 2015

A ground-breaking (photo via @NYCMayorsOffice) New York City is in a housing crisis, you've surely heard, or seen, or felt. Rents are headed skyward, the homeless shelters are bursting at the


A Better Way to Fund the MTA

Oct 07, 2015

Assembly Member Quart, the author (photo via Facebook) No New Yorker has been able to miss the recent back-and-forth over MTA funding. Once again, we are trapped in an unwinnable argument.