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November 1, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
My neighborhood in Brooklyn has quirky houses from another era.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 27, 2011 1:38 PM | 2 Comments
New York's armories once served as depots, parade grounds and social clubs for National Guardsmen. Today, they host sporting events, fashion shows and art installations. VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of that day still shape people’s daily experiences.
According to a new resident survey, Fifty-seven percent gave a 'D' or 'F' for the maintenance; the average grade for management was a C-. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Alexa Kasdan and Lindsay Cattell  |  August 10, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Public housing buildings are full of broken elevators, mold and leaky ceilings, impacting the quality of life for residents. The New York City Housing Authority can and should do better by these residents.
Real estate holdings of New York's key players in high education, which is a potent force of development across the city, now and in the future.
Mitchell L. Moss for The Architect's Newspaper  |  August 4, 2011 9:27 AM | 1 Comment
Allthough New York is not known as a college town, the city has used higher education as a potent force for economic development.
JPMorgan is one of five lenders in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general to settle claims tied to foreclosure abuses.
Gena Mangiaratti for City Limits  |  August 4, 2011 9:24 AM | Comments
Six advocacy groups say that JPMorgan Chase deserves a poor rating from the Community Reinvestment Act's examination -- the act aims to reduce redlining and meet the credit needs of low income residents.
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Sam Lewis  |  July 28, 2011 8:08 AM | 1 Comment
Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
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Bob Feinberg  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
I went to a concert last night…in Newark. I still can’t help but be somewhat amazed by that statement; the “in Newark” part, that is.
Walmart, traditionally situated in rural and suburban locales, is pushing for an urban location in New York City. Flickr/Walmart Stores.
Kira Cohen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 3:03 PM | 1 Comment
On Monday, Wal-Mart announced its annual holiday season donations -- none of which are going to New York City. Is the retail giant backing out of its plan move into the five boroughs?
Housing Advocates rallied at City Hall last spring to protest cuts to affordable housing in New York. cuts to federal rent subsidies are hurting both tenants and building owners. Public housing is broke, and the city housing authority is looking for private partners to bail it out. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Tom Angotti for Gotham Gazette  |  July 18, 2011 10:58 AM | Comments
With housing reeling from the bubble and the bust, the mayor still sees zoning as the key tool for creating affordable homes. Gotham Gazette reports.
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