Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

Citizens Union


Bloomberg Administration Takes on Pensions

Oct 12, 2010

Photo (cc) Tobias Higbie Newly minted Deputy Mayor Stephen Goldsmith wants to stick a pin in the city's ballooning pension costs, but unions think he is full of hot air. Goldsmith, the


Charter Proposal Gives Mighty Mayor More Clout

Sep 28, 2010

Photo by Natasha C. Dunn This is the first in a series of commentaries Gotham Gazette will run between now and Election Day on the charter proposals appearing on the November


Ethics, Economy Dominate Upper Manhattan Race

Aug 31, 2010

Photo by Paul Lowry State Senate District 31 snakes through many of upper Manhattan's neighborhoods, including Inwood. While Eric Schneiderman busily campaigns for state attorney general, four Democrats are vying for the


Bloomberg's Management Style Offers Some Surprises

Aug 25, 2010

Photo by Edward Reed, Office of the Mayor In April Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Stephen Goldsmith deputy mayor. A few months later, Goldsmith produced a report casting doubts on the administration's


New York's Savior

Aug 19, 2010

Photo (cc) New York State Archives. Gov. Hugh Carey meets with big six mayors in March of 1975 to discuss fiscal crisis In the spring of 1975, the nation’s large commercial


The Next Step for Domestic Workers' Rights

Jul 26, 2010

Photo courtesy ofpoverty initiative Domestic Workers and their supporter successfully won passage of an unprecedented Bill of Rights for in Albany this year. As Domestic Workers United members celebrated in the blazing


Seeking a Greener Life After Wall Street

Jul 20, 2010

Fiona Dhrimaj, Levin Institute People who lost their jobs in finance learn about opportunities in small business, entrepreneurship and the emerging"green" economy. The professionals with coffee cups and laptops spread out in


Council Gives Final OK on Budget

Jun 30, 2010

Photo (cc) 2010 William Alatriste City Council Speaker Christine Quinn explains the budget before yesterday's vote. Libraries won't shutter, public pools will remain open for swelter-saving dips all summer long, and fire