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Green Carts in the Food Desert: Oasis or Mirage?

Jul 08, 2014

Domingo Jose, a vendor participant in WHEDco's Green Cart Training Program (WHEDco) The Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market provides approximately 60 percent of the fresh produce that New Yorkers eat every

 

Hynes' Dubious Battle

Jun 19, 2014

Former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes (Bryan Thomas for the New York Times) As revealed by the recent Department of Investigation inquiry, former Brooklyn DA Joe Hynes spent a significant amount of

 

A Free-Market Solution To The Affordable Housing Crisis

Jun 18, 2014

Hammel Houses, NYCHA (wikimedia) Mayor de Blasio's recently released affordable housing plan is extensive and forward thinking – but also extremely expensive. The 200,000 units it envisions are estimated to cost

 

New York City's Classroom Space Crunch

Jun 17, 2014

  (photo: Michael Albans) Last week Class Size Matters released a new report, Space Crunch, which analyzes the school overcrowding crisis in New York City, and points out the need to improve

 

Vergara's Shaky Significance

Jun 15, 2014

The students of Vergara (Monica Almeida/NY Times) A June 10th lower court decision in Vergara v. California found that five California teacher employment statutes violate the State Constitution's Equal Protection Clause

 

New York City Must Care for Seniors

Jun 13, 2014

Council Member Helen Rosenthal speaks at a rally in support of seniors (ALIGN) Take a close look around your neighborhood and your house of worship and you'll see an aging city.