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After Making History, James Seeks Change

Mar 22, 2015

Public Advocate James at a recent rally (photo: @PA_Outreach) During Women's History Month, the New York City YWCA holds weekly discussion and networking events, leading to a celebration honoring a "YW


26 Years Since the Board of Estimate's Demise

Mar 22, 2015

The mayor, council members, & advocates (photo: William Alatriste) New York City politics might seem convoluted now, but for nearly a century the city was governed by the Board of Estimate,


8 Government Ops Agencies to Face Council Questions

Mar 18, 2015

CM Ben Kallos (photo: William Alatriste) As preliminary budget hearings at the City Council approach the end of their third week, the Committee on Governmental Operations will meet Thursday to evaluate


Three Different Budgets with Two Weeks To Go

Mar 17, 2015

Assembly Speaker Heastie (photo: Karen DeWitt) Legislative leaders from both houses appear set to test Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s promise that he will sacrifice an on-time budget to get a set of