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City limits/Elbert Chu
CUNY Graduate School of Journalism and City Limits

 |  September 23, 2011 2:18 PM | 2 Comments
On one Tuesday in September, visits to 12 food pantries and soup kitchens in Brooklyn yielded unique stories of why patrons came, and reports from operators of rising demand. City Limits reports.
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Marissa Miller for Gotham Gazette  |  September 1, 2011 10:03 AM | 2 Comments
Many young people turn up on the streets or in jail after they age out of the city's childcare system. The latest in Gotham Gazette's poverty series looks at efforts to change that.VIDEO
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Michelle Chan for Gotham Gazette  |  August 30, 2011 10:16 AM | Comments
More poor New Yorkers who don't get food stamps — or whose benefits leave their cupboards bare – have turned to private groups for aid.
Case manager Javier Osorio visits Grace Moore in her Brooklyn apartment.
Patrick Egan for City Limits  |  August 11, 2011 10:23 AM | Comments
New York City's senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of an array of services New York City offers its elderly. City Limits reports.
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.
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Andrew White  |  July 28, 2011 1:04 PM | 3 Comments
John Mattingly's reputation suffered as a results of a handful of horrific events, including the 2006 murder of Nixzmary Brown. But now fewer kids are in foster care and more are living with families. The director of the Center for New York City Affairs weighs in on how Mattingly handled one of "the most difficult" jobs in urban government. VIDEO
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Neil deMause for City Limits and Sam Lewis for MetroFocus  |  July 11, 2011 6:00 AM | 34 Comments
Government programs help many low-income New Yorkers, but they come with costs as well — both in dignity and in time and energy.
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