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Civil Rights

  • October'03 - Bias Violence On Staten Island
  • September '03 - Employing Non-Citizens
  • August '03 - The Harvey Milk School
  • July '03 - Gay Rights Advances
  • June '03 - Reactions to Police Killings of Unarmed Black New Yorkers. Also: Push to Repeal Patriot Act; Bishop Paul Moore
  • May '03- Anti-Bullying Bills. Also: Push To Post Human Rights; Same-Sex Partner As Legal Spouse
  • April '03 - New York Coalition Formed to Defend the Bill of Rights
  • March '03 - Restricting Demonstrations
  • February '03 - Controversy at the Human Right Commission
  • January '03 - State Gay Rights Bill
  • December '02 - Co-Op Boards
  • November '02 - New Commissioners
  • October '02 - Discrimination at Brooklyn Eatery
  • 9/11/02 Special - Civil Liberties since 9/11. Also: Vacant seats on the human rights commission; the new local about same-sex marriages.
  • August '02 - Feminist Summit
  • July '02 - The State and Human Rights
  • June '02 - The Disabled
  • May '02 - Gay Scapegoating; Also, Transgender Rights Bill Passes
  • April '02 - The New Human Rights Commissioner
  • March '02 - Trying To Reverse the Decline Of The Human Rights Commission; Louima Convictions Overturned; The Death Of Sylvia Rivera
  • February '02 - St. Patrick's Day Parade
  • January '02 - The Civil Rights Agendas in 2002
  • October '01 - Under Assault And On The Ballot
  • September '01 - Asian New Yorkers
  • August '01 - Anti-Catholicism
  • July '01 - Transgender Rights

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Community Development

  • October'03 - The Foundation Fundraising Blues
  • August '03 - The Death of the Community Reinvestment Act
  • July '03 - The Black Organizer Blues
  • June'03 - Trade Union/Public Housing Alliance; Reaction to Rezoning Of Brooklyn Waterfront; New Neighborhood Planning
  • May '03 -  Legislating NIMBY
  • April '03 -  BAM And Its Cultural District

Crime/Justice

  • October '03 - The Racial Profiling Settlement
  • July '03 - Murder in City Hall
  • June '03 - Things Go Seriously Wrong: Police Issue Report On Harlem Raid, Lemrick Nelson Gets Off Lightly, Murder Is Up Again. Also: Police Spying
  • May '03 - Murder and Rape On The Rise; A Look At Nightclub Mayhem
  • April '03 - The 9/11 Killer; The Public Hearings On 9/11; Moynihan On Government Secrecy
  • March '03 - The Anti-War Protest And The Police
  • February '03 - The District Attorney vs. the Police
  • January '03 - Police Spying. Also: Christmas Clemencies
  • December '02 - Death Sentence For Wendy’s Massacre; Central Park Jogger Case Continues
  • November '02 - Old Issues Are New Again: Parole, Central Park Jogger Case, Rape
  • October '02 - Two Heinous Crimes Unresolved
  • 9/11/02 Special - Are New Yorkers Any Safer?
  • September '02 - Police Pay: What's Fair?
  • August '02 - Capital Punishment, Parole, And More
  • July '02 - Drug Law Reform Failed Again
  • June '02 - Operation Spotlight, etc.
  • May '02 - Back To The Bad Old Days?
  • April '02 - Aiming High-Tech, Ivy Recruitment
  • March '02 - Cutbacks And Checkpoints
  • February '02 - Crown Heights
  • January '02 - Crime Still Declines, But Why, And Will It Continue?
  • December '01 - New And Old Police Commissioner Ray Kelly
  • November '01 - Police Vs. Fire
  • October '01 - Making New York Safer, Not Slower and Poorer
  • September '01 - Security
  • August '01 - Jailing Demonstrators. Also: Police- Community Relations
  • July '01 - Police Potpourri: Murder, Drag Racing Down; Mayor's Dander Up; Desk Appearance Tickets Disappear; Council Speaker Swept In A Sweep; Condor Defended
  • June '01 - Marijuana
  • May '01 - Sanctioning Police Malpractice
  • April '01 - Presidential Pardons
  • March '01 - Comissioner Bernard Kerik and the three priorities
  • February '01 - Lessons and Legacy of Amadou Diallo
  • Nov-Dec '00 - School safety
  • October '00 - Election Special: Who's Tougher on Crime?
  • September '00 - In the News: Kerik's Recipe for Success
  • August '00 - National Night Out and Community Policing
  • July '00 - Red Hook Community Justice Center
  • June '00 - NYPD vs. Civil Rights Commission
  • May '00 - Stop-and-Frisk Searches
  • April '00 - Operation Condor
  • March '00 - DNA Redux
  • January '00 - Repeat Offenders
  • December '99 - City Journal
  • November '99 - What Goes In Must Come Out

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Demographics

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Education

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Environment

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Finance

  • October'03 - Shrinking Accountability: Proposed Changes To The Mayor's Management Report
    September'03 - Three Actions By Governor Pataki That Dim City Budget Prospects
  • August '03 - The Fiscal Monitors Assess The Budget
  • July '03 - Summing Up the 2004 Budget; Looking Ahead in Education
  • June '03 - The City Budget: Avoiding Fiscal Meltdown
  • May '03 - The MTA's Funny Numbers And Smug Attitude
  • April '03 - Renters and The New Property Tax Hikes
  • March '03 - Uncertain Billions In Mayor's Budget Plan
  • February '03 - Preliminary Budget Seeks to Avoid Spending Cuts
  • January '03 - Billion Dollar Questions About Next Year's Budget
  • December '02 - The $1.7 Billion Tax Hike And Other "Budget Modifications"
  • November '02 - The Property Tax Proposal
  • October '02 - The Unknown Contracts
  • 9/11/02 Special - Tricks of the Budget Bosses -- In Education, The Deficit Problem, And Downtown Redevelopment
  • August '02 - Tax Breaks
  • July '02 - The Easy Budget Road
  • June '02 - Same Old Budget Process
  • May '02 - David Dinkins' Budget Was Better
  • April '02 - Mortgaging The City's Future
  • March '02 - The Larger Property Tax Problem
  • February '02 - New Budget Actors, But No Budget Play
  • December '01 - The Ugly Budget Crisis Ahead
  • November '01 - Welcome To The Budget Crisis
  • October '01 - The Impact of Terrorism on New York City Finances
  • July '01 - Debt Service Burden
  • June '01 - The New Budget: Not A Pretty Sight
  • May '01 - The Art Of Revenue Projections
  • April '01 - Taxation with an Explanation
  • January '01 - The Mayor's Legacy: The Economy, "Productivity Gains," The Airports
  • Oct-Nov '00 - Election Special--The bond act, debt, and capital spending.
  • September '00 - A New Dictum in Politics: All Tax Cuts Are Local
  • August '00 - The Capital Budget
  • July '00 - The City Budget
  • May '00 - Albany Mega-Deal
  • April '00 - Budget Agreement?
  • March '00 - Budgets, Baby!
  • December '99 - Passed Budget Gets Failing Grade
  • November '99 - Charter on Budget

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Health

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Housing

  • October '03 - More Dilapidated Housing, Less Code Enforcement
  • September '03 - Abandonment In 2003
  • August '03 -The State Of Bloomberg’s Affordable Housing Plan
  • July '03 - New Housing Laws
  • June '03 - The Fate Of Rent Regulation
  • May '03 - Are Higher Rent Increases Justified By Rising Costs
  • April '03 - Rent Regulation Awaits Its Fate
  • March '03 - The State Of NYC Housing, According To The Census Bureau
  • February '03 - City Takes New Approaches to Solving Homeless Problem
  • January '03 - Homeowner Troubles
  • December '02 - The Mayor’s New Housing Plan
  • November '02 - Possible Rise In Property Taxes (i.e. Rents); Rise In Homelessness
  • October '02 - The Poor CAN Be Homeowners; Also: Housing And Rebuilding Downtown
  • September '02 - The Community Garden Settlement; Widening Gap Between Rents and Wages
  • 9/11/02 Special - Lower Rents, But More Homelessness, Fewer Vacancies, Canceled Plans For New Affordable Housing
  • August '02 - Predatory Lending Bill
  • July '02 - The Urstadt Law: How Albany Controls NYC Rents
  • June '02 - Terror and Tenants
  • May '02 - New Battles for Rent Regulation
  • April '02 - Homeownership, And Mortgage Defaults, On The Rise
  • March '02 - Housing Works and Harlem; Also: Bribery Scandal. New Buildings Commissioner
  • February '02 - The Working Families Preference In Public Housing
  • January '02 - The Right To Sleep On The Streets. Bloomberg's "New" Appointments. Budget Allocations
  • December '01 - Landlords And Lead Poisoning
  • November '01 - The Aftershocks
  • September '01 - Homeless After 9/11
  • August '01 - The Housing Code
  • July '01 - Deregulation On The Rise
  • June '01 - Roommates
  • May '01 - Rent Guidelines Board
  • April '01 - Predatory Lending
  • March '01 - New Ownership Program For Neglected Apartment Buildings
  • February '01 - Seeking Shelter: The Homeless Once Again
  • January '01 - The State Of Housing: The Mayor's Proposals. Also: The New Housing Code. The New Required Fire Safety Poster. Battery Park Betrayal
  • Nov-Dec '00 - 2001 Federal Contribution to New York's Housing Needs Highest in 20 Years
  • October '00 - Election Special-Housing AND Politics Are Local
  • September '00 - Mold. Plus Housing news bits
  • August '00 - The 30-Year War For New Housing
  • July '00 - The Effect of the Rent Increases. Two Views
  • June '00 - News Round-Up
  • April '00 - News Round-Up
  • March '00 - News Round-Up
  • February '00 - News Round-Up
  • January '00 - Housing Shorts
  • December '99 - Housing Shorts
  • November '99 - Housing Shorts

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Immigrants

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Land Use

  • September '03 - Noise Pollution: A City Planning Problem
  • August '03 - The Lesson Of The Blackout Is NOT More Power Plants
  • July '03 - Greenpoint/Williamsburg Zoning Changes
  • June '03 - "As-of-Right" Development: An Invitation to Ethical Breaches?
  • May'03 - Zoning To Kill Manufacturing, and the Assault on Greenpoint
  • April '03 - Zoning To Protect Manufacturing
  • March '03 - New York City's Big Planning Projects: Avoiding the Public?
  • February '03 - Midtown West Side Story: A Conversation With Robert Moses
  • January '03 - Lots Of New Plans; Any New Visions?
  • December '02 - Both A Bridge, And A Government, In Need Of Fixing
  • November '02 - Overbuilding By Community Facilities (Hospitals, Churches, Universities, Etc.)
  • October '02 - Inclusionary Zoning: A Tool for Low- Income Housing
  • 9/11/02 Special - The Swap, The Lease, The Governor, The Olympics, The Rest Of The City
  • September '02 - Community Planning Boards
  • August '02 - Why the Port Authority Does Not Own The Airports Already
  • July '02 - Brownfields And Albany
  • June '02 - Olympic Planning
  • May '02 - Mixed Use vs. Office Monoculture
  • March '02 - Rebuilding Can Become A Lesson In Diversity And Democracy
  • December '01 - The Make-Up Of The Lower Manhattan Redevelopment Corporation
  • November '01 - Three Alternatives To An Independent Authority for Lower Manhattan
  • October '01 - Planning Traffic
  • August '01 - Lessons From Seattle on Community Planning
  • July '01 - Zoning Is Not Enough
  • June '01 - Community Planning
  • March '01 - The Landmark Loophole: How Protected Structures Can Still Face Demolition
  • February '01 - The Plaza Bonus: Is it good policy?
  • January '01 - Why Zoning Reform IS Important
  • Nov-Dec '00 - In the News: The Death of Zoning Reform?
  • October '00 - Election Special-Zoning, Planning, Housing, the Olympics, the Waterfront
  • September '00 - How Race and Poverty Affect Land Use Decisions
  • July '00 - Up And Down
  • June '00 - Zoning Saga
  • May '00 - Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • April '00 - A Return to Thinking Big?
  • March '00 - Governor's Island
  • February '00 - Real Estate Battle on the East Side
  • January '00 - Commissioner Rose's Proposals
  • December '99 - The Waterfront
  • November '99 - New Homes in New York

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Law

  • October '03 - A New Executive Order: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
  • September'03 - Challenging A Test The Teachers Must Take
  • July '03 - When To End A Child's Life Support
  • June '03 - Prosecuting The Batterer Without The Victim's Approval
  • May '03- Litigation Over World Trade Center Clean-Up Payments
  • April '03 - Mental Health Care For Released Inmates
  • March '03 - Police Misconduct Cases - Prosecuted By Civilians, But Still Judged By Police
  • February '03 - Do Welfare Workers Deserve Workplace Protection?
  • March '02 - Low Fees For Court-Appointed Attorneys
  • February '02 - The New Corporation Counsel
  • October '01 - Lobbyists And Their Clients
  • July '01 - Lincoln Center For The Arts, Not For Free Speech
  • June '01 - Queens Quibbles: Queen Catherine, The Slave Trade and a Litigious Sculptor
  • April '01 - Metro Card Con
  • March '01 - AIDS and the City's Legal Obligation
  • February '01 - Love and let love
  • January '01 - In The News: Defrauding the Transit Authority
  • Nov-Dec '00 - When Lawyers Have Unions: The Case of Legal Aid and Its Fight with the Mayor
  • Sept-Oct '00 - Ethics Rebuke of Safir's Oscar Trip
  • August '00 - Civil banishment and a gang-run prostitution ring
  • July '00 - The Nude Photo Shoot and the Federal Courts
  • June '00 - Plaintiffs in racial profiling case get highly sensitive police personnel files
  • May '00 - City Parade-Permitting Program to Go on Trial
  • April '00 - Ferrets - pet or public health menace?
  • January '00 - Giuliani lets feisty AIDS group get under his skin
  • December '99 - Whistleblowing--is it safe?
  • November '99 - Sex in the City

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Parks

  • September'03 - Adopt-A-Park
  • August '03 - New Threat From Asian Long-Horned Beetle. Also: Van Cortlandt Park And The Water Filtration Plant
  • July '03 - How Park Improvements Affect Community Real Estate Values
  • June '03 - Van Cortlandt Park And The Filtration Plant
  • May '03 - Private Report Card on Smaller Parks
  • April '03 - Reviving the Filtration Plant Underneath Van Cortlandt Park
  • March '03 - Report Card On The Parks
  • February '03 - Turning Parkways Into Parks? Turning Trees Into Sports Fields?
  • January '03 - Crime, Christo and Car-free
  • December '02 - High Line Reversal
  • November '02 - Budget cuts and the parks
  • October '02 - State Protections For City Parkland
  • 9/11/02 Special - The Rediscovery Of The City's Parks
  • August '02 - Park Escapes
  • July '02 - State Funding For City Parks
  • June '02 - Not A Swimmer's Paradise
  • May '02 - Community Gardens; Prospect Park's Audubon Center; Green Light for the Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • April '02 - Remembering 9/11. Governors Island. The Beetles.
  • March '02 - A Central Park Of Art, Beetles and Cars
  • February '02 - The New Parks Chief; Also, Greenways Are Good
  • January '02 - A New Policy Towards Parks?
  • December '01 - Outlook in 2002; Unfinished Business From the Giuliani Era
  • November '01 - Open Spaces; A Million Daffodil Memorial
  • October '01 - Campaign Promises For Parks In Light Of 9/11
  • September '01 - Drawn To The Parks
  • August '01 - Governors Island, Community Gardens, Mayors Who Actually Care About Parks
  • July '01 - Golf Course at Ferry Point Park
  • June '01 - Parks in the budget
  • May '01 - Community Gardens Endangered Still. Also: Preserve Bloomingdale Woods
  • April '01 - New York As Oasis: OASIS mapping, Bloomingdale Woods, Governors Island Tours
  • March '01 - Organizing for More Green
  • February '01 - In the News: Playing hardball in Bloomingdale Woods
  • January '01 - In the News: Golf Clubbing Bronx Residents? Also: When Stadiums Win, Do Parks Lose?
  • Nov-Dec '00 - Fees for Parks. Also: Making Parks Political
  • October '00 - Election Special--The Parks And The Pols
  • September '00 - Garbage Out, Parks In; Also, rating New York City's parks against 24 other cities
  • August '00 - Final Design For A Brooklyn Waterfront Park. Also: A Good Chance for New Federal Funding for Urban Parks
  • July '00 - The War on Beetles
  • June '00 - Final Stages of Brooklyn Bridge Park
  • May '00 - Protecting community gardens
  • April '00 - Finally! The Brooklyn Bridge Park plan
  • March '00 - Field of Dreams in Staten Island?
  • February '00 - Staten Island's south shore
  • January '00 - Baseball field in Brooklyn's Parade Grounds, Part II
  • December '99 - Baseball field in Brooklyn's Parade Grounds
  • November '99 - New park along the East River

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Social Services

  • September '03 - The Gap Between Food Stamp Eligibility and Food Stamp Use
  • August '03 - Summertime Unemployment. Also: Kinship Foster Care
  • July '03 - Flaws In The Screening Process For Foster Parents
  • June '03 - The Mayor's Plan To "Streamline" Social Services
  • May '03 - Threatened Change To HIV/AIDS Services
  • April '03 - Big Stakes for the Elderly in Budget Battles
  • March '03 - Governor's Proposed Budget Bad News For Low-Income New Yorkers
  • February '03 - How Welfare Reform Affects People With Disabilities
  • January '03 - When Prisoners Come Home
  • December '02 - Housing The Mentally Ill
  • November '02 - New York City's Permanent Food Emergency
  • October '02 - Dead Broke Dads
  • 9/11/02 Special - Charity Began At Ground Zero, But Where Will It Wind Up?
  • August '02 - Children In No-Parent Families
  • July '02 - Albany Matters In Social Services
  • June '02 - Welfare Reform, Round Two
  • April '02 - Child Welfare and Domestic Violence
  • March '02 - Job Training
  • February '02 - When The Neighborhood Doesn't Want It
  • January '02 - The Limits of Time Limits On Welfare
  • December '01 - THE NEEDIEST. Also: City- Wide Task Force On Housing Court Still Alive
  • November '01 - A Rocky Season
  • October '01 - Administration for Children's Services
  • July '01 - Suicide Prevention
  • June '01 - AIDS At 20: Frontline STD Clinics
  • April '01 - Hanging Out
  • March '01 - Welfare Running Out. Also, news of the poor, the old, the disabled, and local boy scouts.
  • February '01 - AIDS And The African- American Community; Homeless and Health Care; Immigrants and Emergency Rooms; The Aging and The Rising Bottom Line
  • January '01 - In Out Of The Cold: Offering The Homeless A Warm And Safe Place To Sleep
  • December '00 - Anti-Violence Project Urges Gays and Lesbians To Take Offense
  • Oct-Nov '00 - Election Special-The Missing Social Service Issues
  • September '00 - Hunger In New York
  • August '00 - A Place for Pregnant Teenagers
  • July '00 - Violence and Youth
  • June '00 - Home Delivered Meals - and Some Human Contact
  • May '00 - AIDS Peril for People of Color
  • April '00- Substance Abuse Treatment for the Developmentally Disabled
  • February '00 - Community Mental Health
  • January '00 - Workplace Dangers for Immigrants
  • December '99 - Domestic Violence
  • November '99 - Poorer kids have more asthma

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Tech

  • September '03 - Turning Teens Into Techies And Online Activists
  • August '03 - The Blackout Via TV; By Phone; On Blogs. Also: Only Days Left To Save .NYC
  • July '03 - Blogging And The City
  • June '03 - A Plan for NYC Telecommunications
  • May '03 - Government-Aided Media Consolidation
  • April '03 - Fraud Stalls Wireless Library Project
  • March '03 - The Tech Lag In Community Boards
  • February '03 - Cell Phone Ban
  • January '03 - Putting City Documents Online
  • December '02 - Fiber Optics and Obstacles (Verizon)
  • November '02 - Fighting Domestic Violence With Technology
  • October '02 - NYC Schools as Hi-Tech Hubs
  • 9/11/02 Special - A Failure On 9/11, Life-Saving Innovations Afterwards
  • August '02 - New York City Goes Wireless
  • July '02 - Why Albany Matters in NYC Tech Policy
  • June '02 - The Latest on 311, Pay Phone Rate Rollback, Camera Surveillance, Hi-tech Maps, Etc.
  • May '02 - Technology and 9/11
  • April '02 - The City Council Gets Serious About Tech
  • March '02 - From Home To Community (Board). Dot NYC, Increased Cost of Pay Phones, Increased Use Of Cable TV, Decreased Cable Internet Access.
  • February '02 - E-Government In NYC
  • January '02 - Is Time Warner Cable A Villain?
  • November '01 - 10-Digit Dialing
  • October '01 - Choosing Your Power
  • September '01 - Damage And Restoration To Electricity, Phones, TV
  • August '01 - Software -- "Piracy" (Stealing) versus "Open Source" (Freebies)
  • July '01 - AOL-Time Warner and High-Speed Access. Also, Cell-Phone Ban
  • June '01 - Women and Technology
  • May '01 - Privacy on the Internet
  • March '01 - Public Participation in Science and Technology Policy
  • February '01 - Witness, A Different Kind of Reality TV: Using video and the Internet to document human rights abuses. Also: a new cool map of New York
  • January '01 - Phone Frustrations
  • December '00 - E-Voting
  • Oct-Nov '00 - Election Special-The Real Tech Issues, from Privacy to Copyright to Sales Tax

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Transportation

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Voting

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Waterfront

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