COVID-19 has spiked in ultra-Orthodox Jewish parts of New York City.
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Authorities have closed schools in some ultra-Orthodox areas of New York. The reasons for apparent noncompliance with public health guidelines are complicated, explains a cultural anthropologist.
Oh no he didn’t.
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Food might seem like an easy way to appeal to the masses. But when politicians wade into local food customs, they do so at their own risk.
Gwen Carr, Eric Garner’s mother, says the federal government should have filed charges.
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The US legal system often gives the police the benefit of the doubt.
New York has become a ‘city for the rich’ in recent decades, a shift in its real estate market that impacts policy-making, too.
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New York City's municipal budget relies heavily on the property taxes of extremely high-value real estate. That drives gentrification and distorts local policy in other ways that hurt residents.
New York restricts the growth of glass skyscrapers.
Glass has always been a notoriously energy inefficient building material – but an obsession with aesthetics led architects to ignore its shortcomings.
People have always asked for alms, including the men depicted in this 17th-century European etching.
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The courts are saying that down-and-out Americans have a right to seek curbside alms despite efforts to ban the practice. Two scholars have come up with an alternative to anti-panhandling ordinances.
Making things happen in Philadelphia
New research shows how cities are tackling the issues usually dealt with by states and the federal government
City planners are looking to redevelop the eastern part of midtown Manhattan. How can they preserve its character, economic importance, and functionality?
Good historians know that history rarely teaches clear lessons. When it does, we should heed them. In the 1920s, urban visionaries completely refashioned midtown Manhattan, making it the most modern and…
Listening to the people? Bill de Blasio.
On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, won New York’s mayoral election by a margin of about 46 percent, defeating Republican Joseph Lhota. His resounding victory apparently gave him a mandate for a policy…