An improving job market looks less inviting to those with little education or an inconsistent work history. But there are ways to navigate around those obstacles.
The first residential tower at the controversial Brooklyn development was supposed to pave the way for faster, cheaper housing construction using modular design. Internal state documents suggest the unique approach ran into serious trouble.
The controversy involving a pioneering pedestrian plaza in a neighborhood famously transformed by quality-of-life policing is a clash between two dominant ideas in modern New York: One, that sanitized spaces represent the public square. The other, that policing can eradicate all annoyances.
Few voters and little competition characterize the process for electing chief law enforcement officers in the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.