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Detroit's New Task Force Report Is "Blight" On Cue

Chloe Taft | Posted 07.29.2014 | Detroit
Chloe Taft

The lessons from the past, including resistance that led to rethinking the top-down approach and discrimination embedded in the postwar federal urban renewal program, suggest that efforts to reshape American cities' landscapes will not succeed without community buy-in.

A Standalone Sears: Is There Weakness in Numbers?

Eric McAfee | Posted 05.27.2014 | Detroit
Eric McAfee

Some businesses just fail to quit, though it's not necessarily from lack of trying. And if all the negatives in that sentence dilute the denotation, ...

Brooklyn Bar Wants to Handcuff Eminent Domain Abuse

Christina Walsh | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Christina Walsh

What would you do if your favorite neighborhood watering hole was being demolished for a rich, greedy developer? Handcuff yourself to the bar, naturally.

Forest City's Longshot Bond Issue in Brooklyn

Steve Ettlinger | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steve Ettlinger

As Forest City Enterprises markets bonds for Atlantic Yards in Brooklyn -- which includes the most expensive basketball arena in the country -- I'm struck by how tenuous the whole thing is.

Home, Blighted Home

Daniel Goldstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Daniel Goldstein

I put my toe in the real estate market. I asked friends what should I be looking for, and they all said the same thing, "You gotta find something in a substandard and insanitary neighborhood."

A Blight On Summer: Where Have All the Tomatoes Gone?

Michele Kayal | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michele Kayal

This weekend I was asked to pass judgment on tomatoes. Which is far better than water because a) they have an actual taste, and b) good tomatoes are so hard to come by.