Oscar Perry Abello

Oscar Perry Abello is Next City's senior economics correspondent. He previously served as Next City’s editor from 2018-2019, and was a Next City Equitable Cities Fellow from 2015-2016.

Everyone Owns Boston’s New Jazz Cafe

9 min read

A new local music venue proves that when communities invest in themselves they don’t need to settle for Walgreens and Applebees.

‘Green Infrastructure’ for Clean Water Proves Itself in Washington D.C.

7 min read

The U.S. capital is tackling a sewer overflow problem with a softer solution.

Once Upon a Pandemic, New York Let Its Street Vendors Thrive

12 min read

When vendors in Queens started self-governing during Covid, the city got a glimpse of how public spaces can truly flourish.

The Bakery That’s Owned by an Idea

7 min read

When sales at a Bay Area bread company took off, its owner struck an unusual deal to make sure its employees would always benefit.

No-Strings Cash Is Helping Black-Owned Businesses Survive

5 min read

Money from friends and family is what helps many startups survive during tough times. One organization is playing that role for black entrepreneurs.

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