A Farewell to Armory?

For the fourth consecutive year, neighbors, local politicians and black-clad art types came to an art show created by shelter residents–women, between 45 and 80 years old, with a history of mental illness.

Teens v. Times

Last December, a group of teens from the Bronx’s Schomburg Satellite Academy took their after-school project all the way to the Times Square offices of the New York Times Metro section.

Down for the Count

The 2000 census numbers have already cost New York State two seats in Congress, as well as access to funding and crucial services. But city kids stand to lose a whole lot more.

Greene Guerrillas

In the last few years, 71-year-old Leonor Rodriguez has seen her Fort Greene neighborhood become prosperous and hip. Too bad she can’t stick around to enjoy it.

Planting an Idea

While state green flows freely for parkland in parts north, city folk get the short end of the sticks. But one crusader has a plan to make New York City’s plots thicken–by turning vacant lots into parks.

Sleep Disorder

Battered families need a safe place to run to. But with domestic violence refuges full, the city is funneling families into the homeless shelter system, with no protection from the abusers they’re fleeing.

Hanging on the Telephone

Unemployment insurance is just a phone call away–if you speak English or Spanish. As the state closes its unemployment offices, many immigrant workers need not apply.

Moving Stories

A hot real estate market and stagnant state budgets add up to evictions for mentally ill people who’ve been enjoying life on their own–and a measure of dignity–in private apartments.