Anna M. Kross broke gender barriers and charted new territory in making city jails humane. But the Rikers facility named in her honor is at the center of the city's failure to honor her legacy in treating the mentally ill.
Melissa Mark-Viverito is launching a commission to look at alternatives. The rationale for—and complexities in—shuttering the island of jails was the focus of a November City & State/City Limits series.
Where will the Council accept the mayor's two sweeping zoning proposals? Where will they push back? And what's next as the de Blasio housing plan continues to take shape? Ben Max and Jarrett Murphy weigh in.
Checking in on the three sites whose industrial past and polluted present are now a federal issue.