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The Silver Parks Doctrine

Apr 09, 2015

Parks Commissioner Silver at a City Council hearing (photo: William Alatriste) As New York City Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver approaches his first anniversary on the job, advocates and officials are still


In Changing District, Cumbo Continues Culture Crusade

Apr 03, 2015

Council Member Laurie Cumbo (photo: William Alatriste) In one of Brooklyn's most rapidly changing districts, where brownstones sell for millions of dollars around the corner from deteriorating public housing complexes, Council