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Peter D. Salins
Is New York Going Down the Tubes?

The budget isn't balanced, the streets aren't paved with gold, or much else, but New York City's best years could be just around the corner.
William Tucker
The Hidden Cost of Housing Madness

New York City's war on small landlords did more than tighten the housing crunch and hurt poor tenants. It also busted the city budget.
Randall K. Filer
What Really Causes Family Homelessness?

New York has twice as many homeless families as most American cities. Here's why.
John Chubb and Terry Moe
Letting Schools Work

A powerful new study of school failure—and success—shows that there is only one school reform that will work.
Rupert Murdoch
The War on Technology

We're headed for another American century--unless the technophobes prevail.
Departments
New York Views
Welcome to NY by The Editors
Did New York's Tax Cuts Work? by Lawrence B. Lindsey , Edwin Rubenstein
The Baby Doctor Bust by Carolyn Lochhead
EMS, One More Time by Mark Cunningham
Urbanities
The Tie That Blinds by Terry Teachout
Ten Years of Setting Municipal Priorities by Roger Starr
The Best Museum in the World by Richard Brookhiser
Disciplining the Audience by John F. Kasson
Letter From Park Slope by Maggie Gallagher
Diarist: Around the Clock With Alternate-Side-of-the-Street Parking by Walter K. Olson


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