Rebecca Nathanson

Rebecca Nathanson is a freelance journalist based in New York. She has written for Al Jazeera America, n+1,, The Nation, The Progressive,, The Village Voice, and more.

Year-round residents and wealthy summer visitors lock horns over housing and fighting erosion on an island off the coast of Massachusetts. Read more

Energy and the Environment


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To alleviate their funding woes and the wider affordable housing crisis, city libraries are selling off land to real-estate developers. Is this privatization gambit worth the risk?  Read more

Economic Policy


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In the working-class Manhattan neighborhood of Inwood, community organizers who beat back plans for a high-rise luxury apartment building are taking their affordable housing campaign city-wide. Read more

Economic Policy