New York City

Risk of Measles on the Rise

New York City has taken an unprecedented step to control the spread of measles.

Who Holds the Keys to Rental Housing Data?

New York City ordinance that would regulate online home-sharing platforms hits a red light in federal court.

The Rise of Electric Scooter Regulations

U.S. cities grapple with the regulatory challenges posed by electric scooter sharing programs.

Cities on the Forefront of Public Health Regulation

Scholar examines ways that local governments are combating issues like obesity and asthma.

Broadening Access to Postsecondary Education

A recent New York City initiative attempts to remove barriers to higher education.

Regulation and the Local Food Movement

New study suggests that cities can encourage local food production and consumption through smarter regulations.

Regulating Short-term Rentals

New York begins crackdown on the short-term home-sharing market.

The Dangers of Stop-and-Frisk Policies

New York legislation that limited the reach of stop-and-frisk provides insight for lawmakers today.

Keeping the Heat On in New York City

Proposed change to the city’s code would eliminate outdoor temperature as a determinant for heating.

NYC Bill Would Have Kids Trade Calories for Toys

New research finds that kids would consume fewer calories under proposed fast-food standards.

New York City Considers a “Civil Gideon” for Housing Court

Proposed change to New York City’s code would provide free legal counsel to low-income tenants facing eviction.

Plan to Build Nursing Facility Near New York School Stirs Noise Debate

Proposed amendment to New York City’s administrative code seeks to limit construction noise near schools.