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Federal Government

Living Legend

To reimagine the Cross Bronx Expressway, and redress damage it has wrought for generations, we have to see the corridor clearly as it is today.

Community House is There for You

After half a century as a sanctuary for Indigenous people in New York City, the American Indian Community House still seeks a permanent home.

Turning the Tide

Where can queer and trans community flourish, if not at Riis Beach? Yet current plans for its future don't account for the people it has sustained for decades.

Something Better Than Nothing

A half-century of experiments in private sector solutions to urban problems has brought mixed results and exacerbated inequality. How did we get here?

Cleaning Up?

Concentrated Cleanup

Since 2009, New York City has been incentivizing private cleanup of contaminated sites. Who benefits?

The Paradox at the Heart of the Fires

When it comes to providing safe and affordable housing, why does the public sector receive so little funding and so much scrutiny, while the private sector gets ample incentives with minimal accountability?

Unjust Treatment

The geography of methadone treatment in New York City follows familiar patterns of discrimination, while clinics subject patients to punishment, not rehabilitation. Does this one kind of medicine need its own space in the first place?

When Government Came to Main Street

The Bronx County Building embodies the New Deal era's ideals of robust government presence in everyday life, for better and worse.

Cleaning Up?

Remediation as Redistribution: Hudson River Superfund Site

What About Jane?

As cities, and the way we understand them, have changed, so has the reputation of a preeminent urban thinker. If gentrification and structural racism are the problems, does Jane Jacobs still have the answers?