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The Year Ahead: Predictions

Dec 29, 2012

NEW YORK — It is unlikely anyone could have predicted what would happen in the last months of 2012 — and how it would shape the civic conversation among New


John Liu's Big Speech

Dec 21, 2012

NEW YORK — City Comptroller John C. Liu called for raising the minimum wage, leveling the playing field for small businesses and making higher education more affordable for New Yorkers


Council Approves Hurricane Sandy Property Tax Relief

Dec 11, 2012

NEW YORK — The City Council passed a bill yesterday aimed at helping homeowners whose property was seriously damaged or rendered uninhabitable by Superstorm Sandy. The bill extends the deadline for


Council Agenda Could Spark Battles With Mayor

Sep 17, 2012

NEW YORK — Earlier this year, restaurant owners gathered before the City Council to lament ever-increasing fines levied against their businesses under the letter-grading system. After hearing the testimony, members


Picturing Public Policy

Aug 01, 2012

Image from "I Got Arrested" courtesy of the artist, Danica Novgorodoff, and the Center for Urban Pedagogy. NEW YORK — He struggled to make sense of what the probation officer was


The 2012 Guide to City Pork

Jul 01, 2012

NEW YORK -- Every year, as the City Council goes about its business adopting a budget that it largely had no control over creating, it also repeats a widely observed


City Council overrides mayor on living wage veto

Jun 29, 2012

Quinn speaks to the Council about the budget at last night's stated meeting. Photograph by William Alatriste The City Council overrode the mayor's veto of the living wage bill and adopted