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Cuomo Strikes Deal to Revive Affordable Housing Program
At 555 10th Avenue in Manhattan, a new building at 41st Street that benefits from the 421-a program, homeless families are to get preferential consideration for some subsidized apartments.
It's Not Your Imagination, Rent Is Less Affordable Now
The rent: is it too damn high? A new economic research paper finds: it is. Read more...
No People in Sight Yet, but South Bronx Gets Ready for Development
As part of its long-term proposal for developing the neighborhood on the South Bronx side of the Harlem River, the city is planning a new intersection at 144th Street and Exterior Street.
Nelson Journal: With Flood of Urbanites, a Canadian Hippie Haven Tries to Keep Its Mellow
A late-night busker playing in Nelson, British Columbia. The recent influx of people to this compact town of 10,000 has led to an affordable housing crisis.
Why the ‘Ghost Ship’ Was Invisible in Oakland, Until 36 Died
Members of the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir sang during a vigil in front of the Ghost Ship, the warehouse in Oakland, Calif., where a fire killed 36 people.
D.C. Homelessness Doubles National Average as Living Costs Soar
Anita White, a lifelong resident of Washington, D.C., who is staying in transitional housing at Valley Place Family Apartments. She said she would like to leave the city.
Rights Battles Emerge in Cities Where Homelessness Can Be a Crime
A homeless encampment in Denver near a new apartment complex. The city has been cracking down on “urban camping” and citing the homeless for sleeping outside.
Friday Links: Lets Stop Pretending to Be Shocked that People Take Selfies at Berlin’s Holocaust Memorial
[caption id="attachment_81488" align="aligncenter" width="640"] From Tindercaust[/caption] "What Eisenman did in the Memorial, for all its strange and eerie power, was shrug his shoulders about
Oakland Officials Knew About Illegal Warehouse Occupants Before Deadly Fire
Police, fire and other city officials made dozens of visits to the warehouse before last year
Square Feet: ‘Coolness Factor’ Draws Developers to East Austin, Tex.
A commuter boards a train at the Plaza Saltillo light rail station in the East Austin, Tex., neighborhood. Developers are hoping to build more apartments, office and retail space near the station.
L.A. Has The Worst Idea On Housing
At a time when affordable housing is a national urban crisis, we usually turn to precious, self-righteous burgs like San Francisco for the most atrocious examples of NIMBYism. But now, Los Angeles may
Monday Links: Tiffany & Co., Museums, Shia LaBeouf Want You to Join the Resistance
[caption id="attachment_81685" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Via . I would kill for some context on this one.[/caption] The Shia LaBeouf saga continues. After the Museum of the Moving Image in
Friday Links: Texas Enema Performance Art Ends Up Messy
"My bartender was throwing up behind the bar… Plus, it was indecent exposure. They made performance art look bad.” - Mariana Lemesoff, owner of Houston venue Avant Garden on a performance by Sonic
Thursday Links: Apply Now for $519 Rent in the LES
[caption id="attachment_81831" align="aligncenter" width="640"] Daniel Joseph Martinez on view at’s Armory Show booth. Image: KATHERINE MCMAHON for ARTnews.[/caption] This is so cool. Adam
Out In the Cold: New U.S. Budget Priorities Threaten Housing Aid Programs
HUD provides about 5 million Americans with some form of housing assistance.
Tuesday Links: Alt-Right White Nationalists Play Art Historians
Ben Davis examines the art-historical references made by Identity Evropa (an Alt-Right group) in their Classical propaganda posters. 2017 is so weird. Also, can someone point out to the Right Wing
Wednesday Links: Are George W. Bush’s Paintings Good Now?
[caption id="attachment_81924" align="aligncenter" width="500"] George W. Bush, "Sgt Michael Joseph Leonard Politowicz"[/caption] Joshua David Stein grapples with the uncomfortable weirdness of
Trump's Budget: Less Housing, More Bombs
Budgets are where political and moral priorities get stated. How sick are our priorities today? Read more...
Monday Links: If Trump Were a Woman
Maria Guadalupe, an associate professor of political science, teamed up with Joe Salvatore, a theater professor who specializes in “ethnodrama” to examine gender bias in the 2016 election. For a piece
In Berlin, a Grass-Roots Fight Against Gentrification as Rents Soar
Housing prices have soared in fashionable Berlin neighborhoods like Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg. Under pressure from a growing grass-roots movement, the city has put in place measures to fight