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Poll: Should Bloomberg Seek a Third Term?

Oct 02, 2008

Should term limits be extended from two to three terms, allowing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and dozens of other term-limited politicians to run again? Sorry, Polling is Closed! Results: No, the voters have spoken


The Fight for New York Televisions

Sep 25, 2008

Last month, Verizon started offering cable television over its all-fiber optic network for the first time in New York City. Verizon's FiOS-TV launch presents a direct challenge to Time Warner


The End of Wall Street as We Know It

Sep 22, 2008

Images courtesy of kbaird/Kevin Baird, Nicole Marti, tshein and jovike / John V. Keogh. The turbulent financial market events of recent days demonstrably signal the end of Wall Street as we


Third Term's The Charm

Sep 15, 2008

Illustration (c) Gotham Gazette Councilmember Oliver Koppell, a career politician who has gone from state attorney general to a member of the Bronx delegation in City Hall, needs a new job. Term


After 7 Years, Breathing Ailments Persist

Sep 11, 2008

Graphic from the EPA As the world waits -- and waits -- for the World Trade Center's redevelopment project to rise from the gaping hole along Church Street, downtown residents and


Seven Years Later

Sep 10, 2008

Photo by Benjamin Jarosch, courtesy of WTC Documentary Arts Project On June 30, the Port Authority told Gov David Paterson what many New Yorkers suspected: Almost seven years after the 9/11


The Question Mark Over Fiterman Hall

Sep 10, 2008

Photos by Gail Robinson Standing on the 52nd floor of his new building at 7 World Trade Center, developer Larry Silverstein recently declared the structure a monument to what private enterprise


The Return of Allan Jennings

Sep 02, 2008

Huntley defeated Jennings and will be unopposed in the general electin. Shirley Huntley has a rare distinction in New York politics: In 2006, she unseated an incumbent state senator. This came


A Battle for the Ballot in Flushing

Sep 02, 2008

In 1999, Toby Ann Stavisky became a state senator -- the first woman from Queens to do so -- after the death of her husband, Dr. Leonard Price Stavisky, a


A Long-time Incumbent in a Changing District

Sep 02, 2008

Update: Democratic Incumbent Rhoda Jacobs won the state primary by a vote of 3,982 to 1,644 against Michele Adolphe. Jacobs now faces Alan Kesler. Information could not be found on Kesler.