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December 17, 2015Options for increasing the efficient use of land, reducing construction costs, and effectively using cross-subsidies should be explored to maximize the amount of affordable housing that can be produced.
December 15, 2015How much does it take to build in NYC?
Report Public Workforce
December 09, 2015The FDNY responds to more more medical emergencies than fires. The department needs a fundamental transformation.
Special Feature City Budget
November 17, 2015Presents total expenses and headcount of New York City Police Department, focusing on overtime costs.
Video Public Workforce
November 17, 2015CBC Breakfast with NYPD Commissioner William J. Bratton in November 2015.
November 12, 2015This report looks at New York City rent burdens in more detail, using an in-depth housing survey conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau to consider a variety of household characteristics.
Special Feature Housing
September 18, 2015Basics about the finances and operations of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA), including number of units operated in public housing and Section 8; rent collections; and benchmarking costs.
September 18, 2015CBC Breakfast with NYCHA Chair and CEO Shola Olatoye in September 2015.
Blog City Budget
August 03, 2015Police officers have a greater budget impact than most other City employees: what's the cost of 1,300 new cops?
June 22, 2015High levels of school spending in NY largely reflected the relatively high cost of employee compensation.
May 25, 2015This brief includes five facts to consider regarding myths about rent regulation and New York City's rental market.
April 29, 2015This report identifies the reasons for NYCHA's operating deficits in the last decade - insufficent operating subsidies, low rent collections, low nonrental income and high operating costs - and offers recommendations to increase revenues, curb expenses and improve productivity in order to eliminate NYCHA's projected $150 million deficit and improve conditions for its residents.
Blog Pensions & Benefits
December 28, 2014In its recent mid-year budget modification the de Blasio administration credited a coalition of municipal employee unions with achieving $1.3 billion in savings in the City’s employee and retiree health insurance costs. Yet the unions have not agreed to any changes in the plan, and the City and the unions have taken no actions to reduce costs. How can this be?
December 11, 2014CBC Breakfast with City Planning Commissioner Carl Weisbrod in December 2014.
Video Health Care
November 18, 2014CBC Breakfast with HHC President and CEO Dr. Ram Raju in November 2014.
Report Health Care
November 06, 2014HHC is crucial to all New Yorkers, providing care to more than one million patients annually. Despite HHC's importance, its fiscal condition is troubled. HHC's cash resources are being depleted; absent an aggressive gap-closing plan its cash reserves will be exhausted in fiscal year 2016.
Blog Health Care
November 03, 2014The New York State Department of Health has overseen dramatic changes in the state's healthcare system in recent years, including the passage of the federal Affordable Care Act and development of the state's own health care exchange website.
October 01, 2014CBC Breakfast with NYC Housing Commissioner Vickie Been in October 2014.
Blog Health Care
September 22, 2014Short budget profiled of the finances and challenges of New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation (HHC) - now known as NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H).