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Heather Mac Donald
Downward Mobility

The City University of New York, once a premier institution, is paying the price for abandoning academic standards in the 1960s.
Stanley Crouch
The Afrocentric Hustle

Though their claims have little intellectual substance, advocates of Afrocentrism press their agenda by appealing to resentment and guilt.
Charlotte Allen
Let the Landlord Beware

How New York City policy foments bitter disputes between tenants and landlords.
George L. Kelling and William J. Bratton
Taking Back the Streets

The NYPD continues its transition to community policing by taking a more assertive approach to the city's problems.
Myron Magnet
Putting Children First

Welfare reformers are failing to ask the basic question: How can we help the children who are the current system's victims?
Ross Sandler and David Schoenbrod
Government by Decree

State and federal judges control substantial areas of New York City policy, often to the detriment of the city.
Kathleen Sylvester
Setting Schools Free

Across America, public "charter schools" are declaring independence from central bureaucracies.
William J. Stern
State Capitalism, New York Style

New York's economic development strategy is good for political insiders but bad for the economy.
Departments
Page One
Soundings
At Issue: The Self-Reliant City—Milwaukee
Ideas and Observations
Roger Starr
San Francisco's Citizen Caen
Steve Weeks
Joe and Carol Reich: Investing in Children
Zelda and F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald
Park Avenue in the Jazz Age
Sid Frigand
Coney Island Memories
Adam P. Glick
New York Diarist: The New New Yorkers
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