Writing

Writing

In One Brooklyn Courtroom, Teens are Judge and Jury

In One Brooklyn Courtroom, Teens are Judge and Jury

Teens end in Youth Court at the discretion of a police officer who arrests them, or after a referral from criminal court. Data suggests that these types of community-based programs do a better job reintegrating youth into their communities than the formal justice system. But the programs are limited in their ability to address the causes of youth crime.

May 28, 2013 ×

Writing

GOP Mayoral Candidates Debate Paid Sick Leave, Income Inequality

GOP Mayoral Candidates Debate Paid Sick Leave, Income Inequality

Five mayor hopefuls debated critical issues facing the city including paid sick leave and income inequality — as well as the legacy of Rudy Giuliani — at a forum yesterday.

March 8, 2013 ×

Featured, Multimedia, Writing

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 ×

Writing

Mott Haven homicides, assaults drop in 2012, robberies up

Mott Haven homicides, assaults drop in 2012, robberies up

Mott Haven’s violent crime rate came way down in 2012. But residents say police aren’t doing enough to clamp down on reckless drivers.

January 15, 2013 ×

Featured, Writing

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 ×

Featured, Writing

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 ×

Investigations, Writing

“I Couldn’t Love Him More”: How Romney Steered a Key Olympic Project to a Friend

“I Couldn’t Love Him More”: How Romney Steered a Key Olympic Project to a Friend

Did the Salt Lake deal violate Romney’s own ethics rules?

September 21, 2012 ×

Writing

The Invention of Debt

Anthropologist David Graeber’s “Debt: The First 5,000 Years” is timely, but would have been just as prescient during the colonization of the Americas.

September 16, 2012 ×

Writing

Life Under Feudalism

Ross Perlin’s ‘Intern Nation’ is a long-overdue exposé.

June 10, 2011 ×