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De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

John Barna, Contributing Writer

March 8, 2017


Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

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Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

Solitary Confinement Reform a Time-Sensitive Issue

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

September 7, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Over a year and a half after punitive segregation reforms were implemented, the Department of Corrections has yet to put them in place.

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Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer

March 25, 2016


Filed under OPINION

If de Blasio wants to keep affordable housing around for the long term, his development plan sorely needs a density bonuses that incentivize developers to keep building affordable units.

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CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor

March 21, 2016


Filed under OPINION

Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.

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Proposed Brooklyn to Queens Streetcar Would Stop at Tandon

Proposed Brooklyn to Queens Streetcar Would Stop at Tandon

Thomas Peracchio, Staff Writer

February 11, 2016


Filed under City News, NEWS, University News

Tandon students could have a new transportation method from Bill de Blasio's new proposed streetcar, which runs along the East River and cuts through Queens and Brooklyn.

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NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

NYC Area Median Income Figures Must Discount Suburbs

Shiva Darshan, Staff Writer

February 8, 2016


Filed under OPINION

A proper city-wide Area Median Income would be relevant and useful figure for evaluating and not just a guise for gentrification.

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Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

Cuomo Can’t Order Homelessness Off the Street

January 27, 2016


Filed under OPINION

The governor should take care not to pat himself on the back for this singular effort, which does not address the main causes of homelessness and only forces the most underprivileged and neglected into bad conditions.

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[PHOTOS] NYC shows solidarity with Paris following terrorist attacks

[PHOTOS] NYC shows solidarity with Paris following terrorist attacks

Lexi Faunce and Christine Wang

November 14, 2015


Filed under City News, NEWS, Uncategorized

People across New York gathered this weekend to show support for Paris following terrorist attacks that killed over 100.

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De Blasio must tackle NYC homelessness problem

De Blasio must tackle NYC homelessness problem

Patrick Seaman, Staff Writer

November 3, 2015


Filed under OPINION

De Blasio must keep his promise on tackling homelessness in NYC.

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Reform Rikers or shut it down

Reform Rikers or shut it down

WSN Editorial Board

September 28, 2015


Filed under OPINION

Indictment of Riker's Island corrections officer is the first step towards fixing a long history of abuse and neglect of inmates.

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Report: homeless rates increased

Lexi Faunce, Contributing Writer

March 24, 2015


Filed under NEWS

The Coalition for the Homeless released their State of the Homeless report for NYC, showing that more children than ever are sleeping in homeless shelters.

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