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Rough Road Ahead for City Budget

Jan 07, 2011

Photo (cc) Steve Rhodes Mere hours after the City Council and the Bloomberg administration announced an agreement on a mid-year budget plan, officials and advocates braced themselves. One budget battle may be


City Steps Up Efforts to Court Bioscience

Dec 17, 2010

Photo (cc) Courtney Gross. The new life science center in Manhattan. Milton Werner loves New York. He worked here for more than a decade, heading up a research laboratory that examined


'Living Wage' Would Hurt Young, Unskilled

Dec 14, 2010

Photo by Chris Devers New York City, which faces a predicted budget gap of $3.3 billion this fiscal year, is considering an expansion of the reach of "living wage" legislation that


Council Cracks Down on Sidewalk ATMs

Dec 09, 2010

Photo (cc) empty streets Getting cash might become a little less convenient. The City Council approved legislation Wednesday to crack down on illegal ATMs, which saturate city sidewalks, provide a haven for


Council and Mayor Clash Over Budget Cuts

Nov 19, 2010

Photo (cc) The Bloomberg administration released $1.6 billion in proposed budget cuts Thursday that could force lower-income families to pay more for childcare, shut down 20 fire companies at night and


City Report Largely Mute on Budget Cuts, Recession

Nov 09, 2010

Photo by The Planet Here we go again: more mid-year city budget cuts, another Mayor's Management Report that dodges management issues, and another contracting report that celebrates rather than analyzes privatization. On


Quinn Rejects Paid Sick Leave Bill

Oct 15, 2010

Photo William Alatriste Council Speaker Christine Quinn said Thursday she would not support legislation to require paid sick leave for every worker in New York City, effectively killing the proposal and