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The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

Dec 19, 2013

On December 21st, the longest night of the year, communities across America observe Homeless Memorial Day. Last year, 175 communities held an event. But most people have never heard of

Last Updated (Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:31 PM)

 

Analysis: The Bloomberg Fiscal Legacy

Nov 24, 2013

After 12 years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will have left an indelible fiscal stamp on New York City that will present his successor — and any progressive agenda —

Last Updated (Monday, November 25, 2013 11:13 AM)

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Commentary: I Lost the SNAP Challenge

Nov 22, 2013

It's old news that food stamps, technically SNAP benefits, were cut on Nov. 1 by $5 billion, including cuts for about 1.9 million New York City residents. If you were

Last Updated (Friday, November 22, 2013 12:22 PM)

 

Letter to the Editor: De Blasio And Affordable Housing

Nov 06, 2013

Dear Editor, The article “De Blasio Pins Affordable Housing Hopes on Mandatory Inclusionary Zoning” correctly highlights the challenge of requiring affordable housing in any new developments that depend on zoning changes. One

Last Updated (Wednesday, November 06, 2013 05:31 PM)

 

Op-Ed: A Road Map to Wipe Out Homelessness

Nov 01, 2013

There's reason for optimism about ending homelessness as we know it in New York City. Sure, the problem has never been worse. There are 57,000 homeless people daily in city homeless

Last Updated (Friday, November 01, 2013 03:39 PM)

 

De Blasio Should Mandate Affordable Housing In City RFPs

Oct 30, 2013

Bill de Blasio¹s goal of building or preserving 200,000 affordable housing units during his all-but-certain mayoral administration is laudable, but it is also causing unnecessary angst in the real estate

Last Updated (Wednesday, October 30, 2013 10:30 PM)

 

Op-Ed: The Next Mayor Owns NYCHA

Oct 15, 2013

The New York City Housing Authority got more than just a new board of directors last month. The agency got a whole new management structure. Not that the new board will