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Nonprofits are finally getting paid to treat illness at its source

Nonprofits are finally getting paid to treat illness at its source

Treating New Yorkers with histories of mental illness or substance abuse is particularly costly to taxpayers. But with nonprofits being paid to keep people out of the hospital, that’s about to change.

March 13, 2016 ×

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Corner-store doctor gains traction in New York

Health clinics inside drugstores, which offer immunizations and treatment for minor conditions, have exploded nationwide but largely bypassed New York. That’s about to change.

March 10, 2014 ×

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A rising tide lifts this boat

A rising tide lifts this boat

A farmer tries to cut his carbon footprint by moving food by sail from Vermont down to New York City. Environmentally sustainable, yes. But economical?

November 17, 2013 ×

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Fighting for a Market

Fighting for a Market

One man has been trying to hold an outdoor market for six years—against the Bloomberg administration’s development policy. Robert LaValva and volunteers stage a renegade market every month on land that’s waiting to be turned into condos.

October 4, 2013 ×

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Restaurateurs Go Beyond the Basic Sandwich

Restaurateurs Go Beyond the Basic Sandwich

The Brooklyn Sandwich Society sources its food and decor as close to the restaurant as possible.

January 21, 2013 ×

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Mulch Madness at Fort Greene Park

Mulch Madness at Fort Greene Park

Like many who loyally deposit holiday trees each Mulchfest, we were curious as to what our neighbors do with that tree after it’s shredded.

January 15, 2013 ×

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Listen to Me: Brooklynites talk election

Listen to Me: Brooklynites talk election

As a collaboration with the NY City News Service and the PBS NewsHour, we went around the city asking complete strangers three questions.

November 2, 2012 ×

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Photo: Andy Stern

Revolution You Can Dance To

Most musicians, when they arrive late for a performance, don’t expect to find their bandmates sitting handcuffed on the curb.

October 14, 2012 ×

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Brownstones in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. September 14, 2012.

Illegal Hotels Survive Crackdown, Some Say

Fifteen months after a move to strengthen enforcement against unauthorized rentals, the number of citations is up, but complaints continue.

September 28, 2012 ×