Urban Development


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Jessica Cronstein for Urban Omnibus  |  November 3, 2011 3:06 PM | Comments
The films at DOC NYC cross disciplines and generations in order to introduce a new audience to documentary films. Here are a selection of films that feature the city in a starring role.VIDEO
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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
At 224 Spencer St., the building is wrapped in white-and-blue paper siding, making it look like a present that was never gifted. Neighbors say the house has been in this state for more than a year. New York World/
Alice Brennan for The New York World  |  October 27, 2011 10:41 AM | Comments
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 18, 2011 4:00 AM | 33 Comments
Displaced by urban renewal in 1951, former residents of West 99th Street make a point of reuniting every year. MetroFocus spoke to the documentary filmmaker who captured their story on film.
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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.
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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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Catherine Dunn for City Limits  |  August 17, 2011 7:55 AM | 1 Comment
The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but it's still big news in New York's neighborhoods of color.
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Zach Bergson for Gotham Gazette  |  August 15, 2011 11:00 AM | Comments
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it.
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.
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