Citizens Union - This century-old civic organization monitors the City Council, has provided a voters guide to every Primary and Election in New York since 1910. Its research and education arm, Citizens Union Foundation, founded in 1948, publishes Gotham Gazette.
City Project - City budgets. CP's Big Apple Budget School runs workshops on major NYC budget and policy issues. CP's advocacy arm -- Alterbudget -- targets specific policy proposals.
Industrial Technology Assistance Corporation - A non-profit that helps small manufacturing firms stay competitive in the digital age.
NY Democrats - All the info on elected Dems.
NY Historical Society - The regularly updated homepage of New York Historical Society includes a daily "This Day in New York History," as well as illustrated descriptions of past, present and future exhibitions. Also available is information about the group programs and an online store.
NY League of Conservation Voters - This statewide nonprofit endorses candidates for local, state and federal offices; lobbies elected officials on environmental issues, and keeps the environment in the public dialogue.
NYC League of Women Voters - Elections and voter info.
NYCivic - Founded in 2002 by former Parks Commissioner Henry Stern, this one-man good-government group offers regular opinion pieces about an eclectic mix of public policy issues, and invites reader response.
SoHo Alliance - The SoHo alliance is run by the umbrella group for all SoHo block associations, and reports on news and development in SoHo.
The American Institute of Architects, NY Chapter - NYC architects weigh in on NYC planning, building and preservation issues.
The Independence Party of New York - All the info on the state's third largest party.
The Political itCH - The political itCH (the CH is for City Hall), is a report on what's being written about NYC politics in the city's papers. Bob Hardt of NY1 squeezes it all into a narrative and throws in a bit of his own color each weekday.
United Way of New York City - A non-profit that works to pinpoint and help solve problems for the city's neediest residents by collaborating with other NYC organizations and agencies and doing plenty of community outreach.
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Last Updated (Mar 16, 2012)