Times Square, Grand Central and the Laws That Build the City

A virtual tour looks at the legal battles and innovations behind 42nd Street. Our critic chats with the Harvard professor Jerold S. Kayden.

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Stakeholder Capitalism Gets a Report Card. It’s Not Good.

The pandemic and the movement for racial justice have tested corporate pledges to elevate social concerns alongside shareholder interests. A new study finds companies are failing to follow through.

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As N.Y.C. Reopens Schools, Homeless Families Face New Challenges

As a new experiment in remote learning begins, students who live in shelters or doubled up with family may not have the resources they need.

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Leading Foundations Pledge to Give More, Hoping to Upend Philanthropy

The Ford Foundation and four others plan to dramatically increase their spending, a splurge financed in part by issuing debt.

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