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Council to Examine City Support for Ethnic Media

Jan 26, 2016

Council Member Menchaca (photo: William Alatriste)  When City Council member Carlos Menchaca heard the recent news of layoffs at El Diario, the country’s oldest Spanish-language daily newspaper, he was troubled to


Green Jobs Gone Missing

Jan 26, 2016

Solar City  ***The following is an investigative series by our partner City Limits News, with CUNY Graduate School of Journalism*** In 2009, New York State officials said the Green Jobs/Green New York


The Week That Was in New York Politics, Jan. 18-22

Jan 22, 2016

photo: Stanley Kubrick via Museum of the City of New York Gotham Gazette's Week in Review, Friday January 22 PHOTO OF THE WEEK: City Council Members and Attorney General Eric Schneiderman, via @ydanis;


Good Government Groups Rate Cuomo's Ethics Package

Jan 21, 2016

Scene at Gov. Cuomo's State of the State (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin/Governor's Office) On Tuesday in Albany, the heads of three major good government groups gave their evaluation of the ethics proposals


What to Watch for as City Budget Season Begins

Jan 20, 2016

The Mayor delivers a budget presentation (photo: Rob Bennett for the Office of the Mayor) For the next several months, New York City elected officials will be consumed with numbers. They’ll throw


Overdue DOE Capital Plan To Be Released

Jan 20, 2016

De Blasio at a school visit (photo: Demetrius Freeman/Mayor's Office) Once Mayor Bill de Blasio unveils his preliminary budget for 2017 on Thursday, Jan. 21, the City Council will begin to hold