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Op-Ed: Preservation Can Contribute To Affordability

Aug 06, 2013

In July, the Real Estate Board of New York went on a media blitz, touting their latest report blasting landmark preservation in New York City. This is part of REBNY’s

Last Updated (Tuesday, August 06, 2013 03:14 PM)

 

A Public Policy to Put Homeless Kids on the Streets

Jul 17, 2013

Suppose there were 3,800 children living on their own or without homes in New York City, but only 250 shelter beds for them. According to the nonprofit providers of the

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 11:35 AM)

 

Op-Ed: A Tale of Two New Yorks

Jul 03, 2013

It is the best of times; it is the worst of times. New York has always been a city of both wealth and poverty, but never more so than now.

 

Op-Ed: Stop-And-Frisk From A Mother's Perspective

Jun 30, 2013

I often wonder if I have what it takes to raise my black son in New York City. While concerns about navigating public school application processes and scheduling play dates are

Last Updated (Thursday, July 11, 2013 03:05 PM)

 

Shining A Bright Light On Government Spending

Jun 26, 2013

Some say the West Coast has the best beaches, the Midwest has the friendliest people, and that you can't beat the cheesesteaks in Philly. But financial transparency? Fugghedaboudit. New York City’s

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:17 PM)

 

Op-Ed: Turning The Tide On Rent Law Enforcement

Jun 07, 2013

New York’s rent regulation system is defined by two competing forces: we are a city of renters, with a proportion of tenants to home owners (two-to-one) almost the exact inverse

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:17 PM)

 

Op-Ed: Poor People Can't Bank on Banking Services

Jun 06, 2013

NEW YORK — There's a joke about banking: That it's only for people who don't need it. If you really need a loan you won't qualify, but if you don't it'll

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:17 PM)

 

Op-Ed: The Coming Urban Crisis is Already Here

May 23, 2013

“For the past several years all the ingredients have been in place for an urban crisis,” New York University's Patrick Sharkey wrote recently, in a thoughtful New York Times opinion

Last Updated (Wednesday, July 30, 2014 03:18 PM)