Community Service Society

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    Boston Consulting Group's Secretive $10 Million Report on NYCHA Not So Shady After All

    The Boston Consulting Group's $10 million evaluation of the New York City Housing Authority's central office and infrastructure has all the makings of some good old chunky scandal-soup:1) The chairman of an already cash-strapped NYCHA signs off on a $10 million contract with a private consulting fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2012

    New York Hospitals Bilk Poor People Out of Money: Report

    ​Some New York hospitals are in the business of screwing over poor people as much as they are in the business of providing healthcare, a new report has found. According to the Community Service Society, most of the state's medical centers tend to violate debt collection regulations -- which p ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 19, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 21, 2010

    New Memo to Bloomberg: New Yorkers Left Behind

    ​In his State of My the City speech yesterday, Mayor Bloomberg quite properly promised to address the ongoing crisis of unemployment among black and Hispanic young men. Out of work rates are no worse here than other large cities, he insisted, but they're still "totally unacceptable ...This is ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2009

    Clip Job: Computers Taking Over World, 1963 Edition

    Clip Job: an excerpt every day from the Voice archivesNovember 21, 1963, Vol. IX, No. 5The Little Machine That Couldn'tBy Mary Perot Nichols...A recent story in the New York Times headlined "Electronics Ends Housing Muddle"...could easily have led the unwary reader to believe that it was all coming ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2008

    NYU urban expert Walter Stafford, 68

    Walter Stafford, a soft-spoken urban economist who delivered incisive and biting critiques of societ's inequities, died on Saturday after an eight-year battle with cancer. Stafford, 68, was known as one of the city's foremost analysts of the impact of urban policies on the poor. At his death he wa ... More >>

  • News

    June 10, 2008

    Want to Work for Mike Bloomberg? What's Your Batting Average?

    Softball, campaign promises, and the miserable minority-contracting record of the Bloomberg administration

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2008

    Kool Herc Fights to Save Birthplace of Hip Hop

    Kool Herc is fighting to save the rec room where he first wrecked it. Photo by Flowizm via Flickr Maybe there is hope for political hip hop after all. Last week DJ Kool Herc—known as the godfather of hip hop for using breakbeats and toasting in the streets of the Bronx in the bad old 1970s—led ... More >>

  • News

    October 25, 2005

    The Other Race

    In this campaign, poor New Yorkers are listening, but they're still waiting to be heard

  • News

    August 23, 2005

    The Other Freddy Ferrer

    2001 candidate trades two NYCs for one, prefers mainstream to upstream

  • News

    July 13, 2004

    Affordable Housing Gets Sacked

    Battery Park City's funds intercepted by the city's big west side project

  • News

    June 29, 2004

    A Whiter Shade of Harlem

    They're building again in America's black mecca—but not necessarily with black labor

  • News

    December 2, 2003

    Blacks on Bloomberg

    Leaders Offer a Surprising Mix of Praise and Put-Down

  • News

    May 27, 2003

    Hospital Holiday

    Study Finds Poor Oversight of a Billion Health Care Dollars

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Rebuilding at Ground Zero

    Will Any of the Possibilities Really Be Considered?

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Rich Man, Poor People

    The Billionaire Mayor and the Income Gap

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    Amnesty Threat

    Housing Authority Asks Residents to Fess Up and Pay

  • News

    December 25, 2001

    A 10-Point Plan for Bloomy

    How the Newly Elected Mayor Can Begin Reviving a Wounded City

  • News

    October 9, 2001

    The Other Disaster

    Tough Times Ahead Bode Worst for City’s Poorest

  • News

    February 6, 2001

    Mel Blank

    Bush’s Housing Secretary Martinez Is a Great Unknown

  • News

    September 12, 2000

    In 'Voluntary' Servitude

    Tenants Vow to Boycott Lazio's Law

  • News

    February 29, 2000

    No Space Like Home

    Study Finds More Apartments, Fewer Vacancies

  • News

    December 21, 1999

    A Boom With Two Views

    Real Estate Stretches Skyward; Poverty Scarcely Budges

  • News

    November 16, 1999

    Managed Care Changeover: Bad Rx?

    Care for Thousands of Patients Threatened

  • News

    October 12, 1999

    Unwelcome Mat

    New Public Housing Rules Shun the Poorest New Yorkers

  • News

    July 13, 1999

    The Fix Is Out

    Public Housing Crumbles on republicans’ Watch

  • News

    May 19, 1998

    Starve and Sever

    Is the Mayor Trying To Get Out of the Hospital Business?