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City Limits uses in-depth reporting to expose problems, uncover solutions and empower communities in New York City. Founded in the midst of New York's fiscal crisis, City Limits exists to inform democracy and equip citizens to create a more just city. The organization is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit funded by foundation support, ad sponsorship and donations from readers.

Mission: City Limits publishes in-depth reporting and commentary on New York City's most pressing issues

Funding was restored to 10 senior centers at NYCHA buildings that were slated to close due to budget cuts.
07/16/2019
10 NYCHA Senior Centers to Remain Open

Funding was restored to 10 senior centers at NYCHA buildings that were slated to close due to budget cuts.

Funding was restored to 10 senior centers at NYCHA buildings that were slated to close, due to budget cuts.

Introducing....the City Limits CLARIFY interns. Check out this group of budding accountability journalists.
07/16/2019
Meet Our Interns : City Limits

Introducing....the City Limits CLARIFY interns.

Check out this group of budding accountability journalists.

Since 2014, City Limits has operated a paid internship training program for high-school and college-aged students in New York City who learn to apply the skills of investigative journalism as they…

Voices of NY is a project dedicated to curating and promoting the best of ethnic and community journalism in the New Yor...
07/15/2019
Critical Voice for Ethnic Community Press Re-launches at City Limits News

Voices of NY is a project dedicated to curating and promoting the best of ethnic and community journalism in the New York region.

It’s been produced by Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY, but they have shifted priorities and have stopped publishing.

We’re announcing today that it will be continued in a new home at City Limits.

We hope we can help lift the reporting of hyperlocal and non-english publications to reach a wider audience in NYC.

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Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism and City Limits Announce Plan to Preserve 'Voices of New York'

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have bee...
07/14/2019
In Amazon's Wake, Huge Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Takes Shape

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have been talking—thoughtfully, by most accounts—about a development project that could span decades and reshape western Queens.

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have been talking about a development project that could span decades and reshape…

The Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, an 800-bed prison barge, sits off the coast of Hunts Point
07/13/2019
UrbaNerd: The History of the City's Floating Jail

The Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, an 800-bed prison barge, sits off the coast of Hunts Point

The journey of the Vernon C. Bain began in 1987 in New Orleans at a time of high crime and few options for the city. Neighbors near its current Mott Haven docking hope it sails into the sunset soon.

I am a White Assistant Principal of a New York City elementary school. My journey to being able to talk about race and h...
07/13/2019
Opinion: What Happened When One NYC School Decided to Really Talk About Race

I am a White Assistant Principal of a New York City elementary school. My journey to being able to talk about race and how it impacts our students and schools has made a tremendous difference for me, my practice, and the young people I serve.

New York City's schools are among the nation's most segregated. But in a few places at least, teachers, administrators, parents and teachers are having uncomfortable conversations about race and…

‘There are advocates who are staunchly opposed to building new facilities. While these advocates and I share many of t...
07/13/2019
Opinion: Decarcerating NYC Starts With Building Smaller Jails

‘There are advocates who are staunchly opposed to building new facilities. While these advocates and I share many of the same values and goals, there is only one realistic and truly just pathway forward — the building of borough-based jails.’

'There are advocates who are staunchly opposed to building new facilities. While these advocates and I share many of the same values and goals, there is only one realistic and truly just pathway…

Restricting formerly incarcerated people from the most affordable mode of transportation can impede their access to jobs...
07/12/2019
Ban of Repeat Offenders from Subway 'Hugely Problematic,' Advocates Say

Restricting formerly incarcerated people from the most affordable mode of transportation can impede their access to jobs, school, medical and mental health services—the very things experts say are beneficial to avoiding another offense.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo released a statement at the end of June in support of a transit ban for serial offenders, calling it a 'common sense issue.'

Brokers and lenders convinced drivers to take out risky loans they ultimately could not afford. But drivers and their al...
07/12/2019
Councilmember & Taxi Drivers Call for Bailout, Citing City's Role in Crisis

Brokers and lenders convinced drivers to take out risky loans they ultimately could not afford. But drivers and their allies say the city, too, profited from the industry’s downfall.

Brokers and lenders convinced drivers to take out risky loans they ultimately could not afford. But drivers and their allies say the city, too, profited from the industry's downfall.

There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushw...
07/12/2019
One Bushwick, Two Visions: How Local Leaders' Rezoning Proposal and the City's Plan Match Up

There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushwick community members who say they have waited for decades for serious public investments in their neighborhood.

There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushwick community members who say they have waited for decades for serious public…

In #Amazon's Wake, Mega Master Plan for #SunnysideYards Takes Shape
07/12/2019
In Amazon's Wake, Huge Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Takes Shape

In #Amazon's Wake, Mega Master Plan for #SunnysideYards Takes Shape

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have been talking about a development project that could span decades and reshape…

Podcast: The Queens DA Race and the State of Police Reform
07/11/2019
Max & Murphy: The Queens DA Race and the State of Police Reform

Podcast: The Queens DA Race and the State of Police Reform

The weekly WBAI public affairs show gets an update on the recount in the Queens Democratic district attorney primary and checks in with a top advocacy group about where criminal-justice reform stands.

The weekly WBAI public affairs show gets an update on the recount in the Queens Democratic district attorney primary and...
07/11/2019
Max & Murphy: The Queens DA Race and the State of Police Reform

The weekly WBAI public affairs show gets an update on the recount in the Queens Democratic district attorney primary and checks in with a top advocacy group about where criminal-justice reform stands.

The weekly WBAI public affairs show gets an update on the recount in the Queens Democratic district attorney primary and checks in with a top advocacy group about where criminal-justice reform stands.

Sunnyside yards is six times the size of Hudson Yards. A development plan is underway.
07/11/2019
In Amazon's Wake, Huge Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Takes Shape

Sunnyside yards is six times the size of Hudson Yards. A development plan is underway.

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have been talking about a development project that could span decades and reshape…

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have bee...
07/10/2019
In Amazon's Wake, Huge Sunnyside Yards Master Plan Takes Shape

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have been talking—thoughtfully, by most accounts—about a development project that could span decades and reshape western Queens.

Not far from the site where Amazon would have established its New York HQ2, city planners and community members have been talking about a development project that could span decades and reshape…

With a major rezoning looming for Bushwick, it’s time for another deep look. So, over the next four weeks, City Limits...
07/10/2019
Bushwick +10: A Changing Neighborhood Faces a Tighter Housing Crunch

With a major rezoning looming for Bushwick, it’s time for another deep look. So, over the next four weeks, City Limits’ reporting staff will spend the bulk of its time in Bushwick, looking for stories, interviewing people and distributing information.

With a major rezoning looming for Bushwick, it's time for another deep look. So, over the next four weeks, City Limits' reporting staff will spend the bulk of its time in Bushwick, looking for…

After years of planning, a coalition of Bushwick stakeholders and elected officials  presented a plan to rezone the area...
07/10/2019
One Bushwick, Two Visions: How Local Leaders' Rezoning Proposal and the City's Plan Match Up

After years of planning, a coalition of Bushwick stakeholders and elected officials presented a plan to rezone the area last year.

Months later, the de Blasio administration presented it own plan.

Here's how the two plans stack up.

There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushwick community members who say they have waited for decades for serious public…

Despite the mayor praising HireNYC as the “largest” and “most impactful” targeted hiring program in the country,...
07/10/2019
Data Shows Lackluster Results for City Hiring Program

Despite the mayor praising HireNYC as the “largest” and “most impactful” targeted hiring program in the country, data obtained by City Limits reveals a questionable track record.

HireNYC gets a lot of hype from the de Blasio administration, but four years in, 80 percent of applications through the initiative are listed as 'pending.'

What rules do the proponents for legalizing prostitution have in mind? How can I get racial demographics for Queens, Bro...
07/09/2019
You Asked, We Answered: Prostitution Rules, MTA Ridership and School Diversity

What rules do the proponents for legalizing prostitution have in mind? How can I get racial demographics for Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island School Districts?

What rules do the proponents for legalizing prostitution have in mind? How can I get racial demographics for Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island School Districts?

There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushw...
07/09/2019
One Bushwick, Two Visions: How Local Leaders' Rezoning Proposal and the City's Plan Match Up

There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushwick community members who say they have waited for decades for serious public investments in their neighborhood.

There are some similarities between the community and city rezoning proposals but the differences are important to Bushwick community members who say they have waited for decades for serious public investments in their neighborhood.

HireNYC gets a lot of hype from the de Blasio administration, but four years in, 80 percent of applications through the ...
07/09/2019
Data Shows Lackluster Results for City Hiring Program

HireNYC gets a lot of hype from the de Blasio administration, but four years in, 80 percent of applications through the initiative are listed as ‘pending.’

HireNYC gets a lot of hype from the de Blasio administration, but four years in, 80 percent of applications through the initiative are listed as 'pending.'

From the archives: A developer's move to close the famous graffiti site in 2013 didn't kill the street-art scene. It did...
07/07/2019
After 5 Pointz: Street Art Thrives and Evolves in Uneasy Dance with Development

From the archives:

A developer's move to close the famous graffiti site in 2013 didn't kill the street-art scene. It did raise questions about the links and tensions between street art and gentrification.

A developer's move to close the famous graffiti site in 2013 didn't kill the street-art scene. It did raise questions about the links and tensions between street art and gentrification.

A commercial rail alignment links the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. A proposal to build a commuter line along it is gettin...
07/07/2019
Call to Study New Transit Line Linking Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn

A commercial rail alignment links the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens. A proposal to build a commuter line along it is getting renewed attention.

Has the time come for a 20-year-old idea to give outer-borough residents a path to work or home that doesn't involve a subway through Manhattan?

The discussion about development, housing, rezoning and gentrification in New York City is sometimes painted as a tug of...
07/06/2019
Max & Murphy: Reynoso Sizes Up Bushwick's Past, Present & Future

The discussion about development, housing, rezoning and gentrification in New York City is sometimes painted as a tug of war between those who embrace change and those who resist it, hopelessly. In Bushwick, it’s clear that picture is inaccurate.

The discussion about development, housing, rezoning and gentrification in New York City is sometimes painted as a tug of war between those who embrace change and those who resist it, hopelessly. In…

New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Donna Lieberman joined WBAI’s Max & Murphy Show on Wednesday for a s...
07/06/2019
Max & Murphy: The State of NYC's Civil Liberties in 2019

New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Donna Lieberman joined WBAI’s Max & Murphy Show on Wednesday for a special Independence Day Eve discussion of where civil liberties stand in New York City.

New York Civil Liberties Union executive director Donna Lieberman joined WBAI's Max & Murphy Show on Wednesday for a special Independence Day Eve discussion of where civil liberties stand in New York…

El mercado de la vivienda está perdiendo unidades de tres habitaciones, y el plan de vivienda asequible del alcalde est...
07/05/2019
La desaparición de 3 dormitorios: Las familias más grandes tienen pocas opciones

El mercado de la vivienda está perdiendo unidades de tres habitaciones, y el plan de vivienda asequible del alcalde está produciendo pocas de ellas, dejando a las familias más grandes en lugares reducidos.

El mercado de la vivienda está perdiendo unidades de tres habitaciones, y el plan de vivienda asequible del alcalde está produciendo pocas de ellas, dejando a las familias más grandes en lugares…

Homes in NYC's flood-prone neighborhoods are still vunerable. Why? The costs of retrofits like elevating homes on stilts...
07/05/2019
Seven Years After Sandy, Slow Moves Toward Resiliency in High-Risk Nabes

Homes in NYC's flood-prone neighborhoods are still vunerable.

Why?

The costs of retrofits like elevating homes on stilts and replacing cellar space is extremely expensive.

There has been some progress toward making New York City as a whole—and the Resilient Neighborhoods in particular—safer. But much remains undone.

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