Yesterday would have been Jane Jacobs’ 101st birthday. Jacobs was an author, a journalist, and most famously, a community organizer who fought to preserve neighborhoods for the people who live in them. This weekend, people in cities all over the world will remember her through Jane’s Walks. Max Hauptman joined a tour through Chinatown. […]
Afghanistan confirmed that maybe as many as 36 ISIS fighters were killed in yesterday’s attack. The United States dropped the largest conventional weapon—nicknamed the MOAB, or “mother of all bombs.” Tyler Rogoway is the editor of The War Zone, an online military column. He says using a bomb of this magnitude indicates a more aggressive stance.
According to Curbed NY- a website dedicated to New York real estate, rents are high as ever. Mayor de Blasio ran on campaign of creating more affordable housing. The main way that’s happened is through giving developers tax breaks if they make a certain percentage of new apartments more affordable. But enforcement has been tricky and a recent audit says the city may have given away more than $2 billion dollars in these tax credits with little to show for it. Now, Governor Cuomo has a new affordable housing on the table. Max Hauptman reports.