A quick look at Coney Island suggests the neighborhood weathered Sandy well—the Wonder Wheel is still standing, after all. But a look inside businesses or into the eyes of residents tells a different story.
In a matter of months the Nets will be playing ball at the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic, as envisioned more than eight years ago by developer Bruce Ratner. But the rest of Atlantic Yards’ promise has yet to be fulfilled. Given the deep disagreement the project prompted, what does that mean for Brooklyn?
Much-anticipated alternative statistics on poverty are out. The good news: The rate is rising more slowly than earlier numbers suggested. The bad news: It’s been higher than we thought for a long time.
The panel was charged with answering the question, “Welfare Reform at 15: Is It Working?”Their answer depended almost entirely on how each member defined “working.”