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The Week Ahead in New York Politics, June 29

Jun 28, 2015

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: This week must be much quieter than last - the city budget is passed; the legislative session in Albany is


License to Carry: New York's Gun Permit Laws

Jun 25, 2015

Gov. Cuomo signs the SAFE Act, Jan. 2013 (photo: Governor's Office via flickr) Riders on a Brooklyn-bound 4 train fled in terror when a man responded to taunts from two younger


7 Points of Contention as City Budget Deal Finalized

Jun 22, 2015

Mayor de Blasio & Speaker Mark-Viverito talk (photo: William Alatriste) “This year we're fighting for much-needed funds that will get #NYC 6-day library service citywide, more police, better parks & much