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Map courtesy of the Center for Urban Research.
Andy Beveridge for Gotham Gazette  |  November 20, 2012 12:14 PM | Comments
The next City Council will likely be demographically similar to the current one, though there may be an increase in both Asian and Latino membership.
Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaway Peninsula, nicknamed "The People's Beach," is now a massive short dump. Photo courtesy of the DSNY.
Georgia Kral  |  November 19, 2012 3:18 PM | 1 Comment
The Army Corps of Engineers estimates 3.6 million cubic yards of debris will ultimately be carted out of NYC.VIDEO
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The contract, which includes the heretofore unheard of concept of merit pay for certain teachers, was celebrated as a potential game changer across New Jersey, and the country.VIDEO
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 10:47 AM | Comments
After Hurricane Sandy, FEMA and the Small Business Administration don’t always fill the gap left by insurance coverage.VIDEO
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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 14, 2012 11:24 PM | Comments
FEMA has said the most common need in Jersey City is housing for the large number of displaced victims.VIDEO
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November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | 6 Comments
A look at wealth and questions of disparity with economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former New York Times economics columnist Jeff Madrick, and historian Kenneth Jackson. VIDEO
Photo courtesy of Northattan.com
Cherlynn Low for Northattan  |  November 9, 2012 5:17 PM | Comments
For trees felled by Hurricane Sandy, Department of Transportation employees developed their own cleanup method with a machine designed to move asphalt, sand and cement.VIDEO
Inside the Smith Houses, days after Hurricane Sandy knocked out power.
Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed  |  November 8, 2012 8:55 PM | Comments
Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism students Jon Gerberg and Kristen Reed take us inside the Smith Houses.VIDEO
A volunteer delivers water to residents in NYCHA's Haber Houses, which are next to the Coney Island boardwalk and are exclusively for senior citizens.
Christina Knight  |  November 8, 2012 8:48 PM | Comments
Hundreds of New Yorkers made their way to Southern Brooklyn this week to help distribute food, water, and information to residents.VIDEO
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November 8, 2012 8:46 PM | Comments
William Solecki, director of the CUNY Institute for Sustainable Cities, predicted in 2009 that climate change would leave parts of New York City vulnerable.VIDEO
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