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Gouging Begins in Latest Battle Over Rent Laws

Sep 16, 2014

Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio receives the endorsement of Tenants PAC When Mayor Bill de Blasio declared early in his tenure that he would like to see the City regain control


Brewer Taps CUNY Service Corps to Unlock City Data

Sep 15, 2014

Manhattan BP Brewer at a City Hall press conference (photo: @galeabrewer) When Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer held her first monthly meeting with representatives from each Manhattan community board in January,


Pre-Pilot Program, a Test Run for One NYPD Body Camera

Sep 12, 2014

Public Advocate James at a body-worn camera press conference (photo: Rob Abruzzese) NEW YORK—Last week, NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton unveiled the two body cameras that would be used in a pilot program


Night After Primary, Teachout Teaches

Sep 10, 2014

Zephyr Teachout teaching her Property class (photo: Ben Max) "The bad news is I'm not going to be the next governor," Zephyr Teachout said on Wednesday evening to a room full


'Slow' Protest to Show Need for Net Neutrality

Sep 10, 2014

Council Member Ben Kallos (photo: William Alatriste) If you happen to visit New York City Council Member Ben Kallos' website on Wednesday you may notice a loading icon at the top


Primary Election Results 2014

Sep 10, 2014

Gov. Cuomo and Lt. Gov. candidate Kathy Hochul were victorious Tuesday night  Primary night in New York's 2014 elections for state-level positions saw incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo fend off upstart challenger


Jackson Present to Challenge Espaillat Re-Election Bid

Sep 08, 2014

Adriano Espaillat, left, and Robert Jackson, right, debate on NY1 (photo: @InsideCityHall) Just a few months after his second congressional loss, state Senator Adriano Espaillat is running for re-election to his