Housing Coverage, Hospital Investigation Win Honors

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A long line of tenants waiting to enter is a daily sight outside Bronx housing court. Our 2015 housing court investigation was part of the honored coverage.

Adi Talwar

A long line of tenants waiting to enter is a daily sight outside Bronx housing court. Our 2015 housing court investigation was part of the honored coverage.

The New York Press Club has recognized City Limits’ coverage of housing issues and its investigation into the use of forced medication at a city hospital.

A team including Kate Pastor, Batya Ungar-Sargon, Abigail Savitch-Lew, Adam Wisnieski, Neil deMause, Abbie Nehring, Genia Gould, Kenneth Thorbourne, Jillian Jonas and Adi Talwar won the award for best continuing coverage for City Limits’ extensive coverage of housing issues in 2015, a year that saw crucial decisions by NYCHA, developments in homelessness, the roll-out of the mayor’s affordable housing plan and key decisions by Albany legislators on rent regulations and real-estate tax breaks.

Our housing coverage over the past year has been supported by the New York Community Trust, the Charles H. Revson Foundation and the Fund for Investigative Journalism.

Ben Hattem won the Nellie Bly Cub Reporter Award for internet/magazine for his article on the use of forced medication at Bellevue Hospital, a project funded by the Investigative Fund at the Nation Institute and edited by the Fund’s Sarah Blustain.

The timing of the awards is apropos: City Limits is marking its 40th anniversary this year, celebrating a history defined by dedication to housing coverage and investigative reporting.