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'Who's Your Daddy' and the Laws of Marriage

Jun 21, 2011

< Photo by Joao Saidler Like marriage itself, the laws of marriage are in constant flux. But one thing that has not changed is that a child born to a married woman


Concerns Raised over City Role in Deporting Immigrants

May 04, 2011

Photo by Craig Hennecke Karen Barrueto created this artwork after visiting someone in a federal detention center for immigrants in south Texas. Growing up in Mexico City, Ricardo Muniz dreamed about being


Prosecutors Grapple with Marijuana Arrests

Mar 29, 2011

Photo (cc) Curtis Gregory Perry Several years ago in a private conversation, a Fire Department paramedic explained the tension between the New York Police Department and EMS when their units respond


Slicing the Fire Department

Mar 11, 2011

Photo (cc) xiaming In 2009, it was 16. In both 2010 and 2011, the magic number grew to 20. For the past three years, the Bloomberg administration has threatened to throw dozens of


Building a Better Buildings Department

Feb 23, 2011

Photo by Jason Kuffer The Department of Buildings had issued 13 violations for this Manhattan site where a 2008 crane collapse killed seven people. The tragic deaths this month of two veteran


City Bail System Punishes the Poor, Report Finds

Dec 04, 2010

Photo by Mike Phillipens Human Rights Watch, known internationally for fighting degradation and institutional suffering among the people of Africa, Indonesia, Latin America and other developing areas of the world, has