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Military Veteran Designation on Municipal IDs Delayed

Jan 12, 2015

Mayor de Blasio launching the IDNYC program (photo: @NYCMayorsOffice) On Monday New York City officially launched its new municipal identification card program, called IDNYC. The new form of ID, which will


$8.4M Muni ID Program Budget Includes $1.8M for Advertising

Jan 12, 2015

IDNYC promotion, from Twitter (@IDNYC)   Let the marketing campaign commence. There will be more than two thousand advertisements in three languages across subways, buses, check cashing facilities, laundromats, nail and hair


De Blasio Faces Uphill Trip to Albany

Jan 08, 2015

De Blasio & Cuomo side by side in Oct. at an ebola press conference (photo: @nycmayorsoffice) An emboldened and strengthened Republican majority appears ready to block some of the biggest items


City Council Power Over Broken Windows Policing

Jan 06, 2015

City Council Member press conference in support of the NYPD (photo: William Alatriste) While specific incidents involving police violence – from the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, to the