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Co-published with AlterNet. For the creative class, living in the cities that advance their aspirations means accepting a Faustian bargain.
Co-published with The Atlantic with additional support from Capital & Main. When it comes to schoolwork, there is a chasm separating students with parents who have predictable work schedules from those whose parents don’t.
Published by New York Magazine. New York Magazine's Catie L'Heureux writes about Jackson, Maisie Crow's follow-up documentary to her Emmy-nominated film The Last Clinic. Both films were produced by Barbara Ehrenreich and Alissa Quart with support from the Economic Hardship Reporting Project.
Co-published with Narratively. After they are released from the largest detention center in the country, immigrant families find a lifeline in a modest San Antonio home.
Co-published with the New Republic. Cataloguing the makeshift memorials for the victims of New York City's gun violence.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 9. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. The team behind There Goes the Neighborhood talks about what they've learned, and the way forward in a post-gentrified Brooklyn.
Co-published with Jezebel. It is possible to break the rules and get away with it in America—but only if you're rich.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 7. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. Some Brooklynites are wrestling with their own role in gentrification. Changes may be welcomed, but they come with mixed emotions for many.
Co-published with Fast Company. The Coopify app lets you order things like house cleaning or babysitting right from your phone. But the people providing the services come from worker-owned co-ops—not big tech companies. Photography by Alice Proujansky.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 6. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. In the fast moving world of Brooklyn real estate, for some it feels more like the Wild West – developers and investors looking to cash in on the gold rush don't always play by the rules.
Co-published with Jezebel. (Excerpt) The majority of child support debt is owed by parents making less than $10,000.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 4. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. Mayor de Blasio's plan to rezone East New York is his way of controlling the gentrification machine -- so what does the zoning plan actually look like?
Co-published with AlterNet. Conservative lawmakers are making it harder for the hungry to feed themselves.
Co-published with The Verge. Harsh pregnancy drug laws keep many women from seeking prenatal care, and that puts mother and baby at greater risk.
There Goes the Neighborhood - Episode 3. Co-published with WNYC Studios and The Nation. What did East New York look like before Mayor de Blasio declared it the neighborhood where the city's future begins?
Co-published with The New York Times. Welcome to Dilley, Texas, the small town that's at the heart of the national immigration debate.