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The Fading of the American Dream

Oct 20, 2008

First, let me introduce myself. I am a 28-year old immigrant from Poland. I moved to New York six years ago and I currently live in Brooklyn. I graduated from


Sad Times Call for a Bit of Optimism

Oct 20, 2008

Riding the F train to Brooklyn last night, I noticed a poster from the World Trade Center Environmental Health Center. It features a young couple with their daughter and the


Beyond the Rhetoric of Change

Oct 20, 2008

When many American children-- boys or girls of any ethnic background -- are born, they often are told by proud parents, "You can be anything you want to be, even


What The Candidates Can't Do

Oct 20, 2008

I'd like to think that electing Barack Obama for president would perhaps permeate our nation with his level of brilliance and intellect, but I'm afraid unquenchable greed and a myopic


Comparing Proposals on Term Limits

Oct 08, 2008

BILL NUMBER: SPONSOR: STATUS: SUMMARY: N/A Councilmember Oliver Koppell Been abandoned The bill, requested in early September, has since been abandoned, Koppell said, because it's identical to the mayor's legislation, which was proposed a


Make That Three: Bloomberg's Reelection Bid

Oct 06, 2008

Gotham Gazette image by Ya-Hsuan Huang This story was updated on Tuesday, Oct. 7, to reflect recent events at City Hall. UPDATE: New Yorkers have debated the subject for more than 15


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