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Assessing City Library Expansion After Budget Boost

Nov 27, 2015

CM Van Bramer celebrates expanded library service (photo via @JimmyVanBramer)  This June, officials added $43 million in funding for New York City’s three public library systems to the fiscal year 2016


Two New Reps Join the City Council

Nov 24, 2015

CMs Borelli, right, & Grodenchik are sworn in next to the Speaker (photo by William Alatriste)  The New York City Council has two new members, each with prior experience in elected


Stringer Joins Calls to Shut Down Rikers

Nov 20, 2015

Stringer at The New School (photo via @scottmstringer) Giving keynote remarks at an event focused on Rikers Island jails, city Comptroller Scott Stringer added his voice to calls for shutting down