Thursday, January 29, 2015

A Tale Worthy of Kafka: New York City's Affordable Housing Lottery

This is a different Tale of Two Cities. Not the metaphorical one used by Mario Cuomo and Bill de Blasio to describe the gap between the rich and the poor. This is a story about how New York City's poor can be divided into two groups: Winners and Losers.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

With Friends Like These, Who Needs Enemies

Off all the allegations of wrongdoing laid upon current New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, there may be one—perfectly legal act—that the New York Daily News considers his greatest betrayal of his constituents' trust.

In 1999, he committed a dastardly crime against the 8 million people who live in the five boroughs — and they are still suffering the consequence.