Buried Beneath: The Fight to Clean Up Toxic Brownfields in The Bronx

During the Fall 2022 semester, Lehman College journalism students conducted an investigation on the prevalence of toxic brownfield sites in The Bronx. Using public information, research into federal lobbying records and interviews with experts and residents, the student journalists set out to understand how this contamination happened and why progress towards remediation was so slow.

An Overlooked Climate Solution? Greener Playgrounds

Across the country, cities are transforming asphalt schoolyards into spongy, shady community centers. The new playground at PS 184M Shuang Wen School in Manhattan’s Chinatown, for example, has a porous turf field that can capture an estimated 1.3 million gallons of stormwater runoff.

Con SWEAT, defensores de trabajadores renuevan presión en favor de una legislación contra el robo de salarios

Siete organizaciones de trabajadores han compilado una base de datos sobre el robo de salarios durante la pandemia por un total de 130.5 millones de dólares adeudados a los trabajadores. Los datos preliminares de sólo siete grupos empequeñecen los casi 3 millones de dólares que la gobernadora Kathy Hochul se jactó de que el estado había recuperado para los trabajadores el año pasado. Una versión preliminar de estos datos ha sido compartida con City Limits.

With SWEAT, Labor Advocates Renew Push For Anti-Wage Theft Legislation

Seven workers’ organizations have compiled a database on wage theft during the pandemic totaling $130.5 million owed to workers. The preliminary data from just seven groups dwarfs the nearly $3 million Gov. Kathy Hochul boasted of the state having recovered for workers last year. A preliminary version of this data has been shared with City Limits.

Opinion: City’s Homeless Count Misses a Critical Population—Unhoused New Yorkers in Hospitals

“The city’s annual census–known as the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE)–has served as a tool for measuring our progress toward ending street homelessness. However, HOPE misses a critical component of NYC’s ecosystem: hospitals. By ignoring this population segment, the city underestimates the true number of unhoused individuals.”