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Does Staten Island Get Its Fair Share?

Aug 14, 2015

Rendering of proposed New York Wheel on Staten Island. (Perkins Eastman via NY Times) There may be no other borough that has the local pride and identity felt by Staten Islanders.


Progress Elusive as Bronx DA Cruises Toward Reelection

Aug 11, 2015

Bronx DA Robert Johnson, foreground (photo: Associated Press)  There’s a rooftop rock garden at the Bronx County Hall of Justice, the sprawling ten-story glass building that houses the county’s criminal and


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, August 10

Aug 09, 2015

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: LEGIONNAIRES' FALLOUT: Monday morning at City Hall, Mayor Bill de Blasio will hold a bill-signing ceremony, beginning at


The Week That Was in New York Politics, August 3-7

Aug 07, 2015

photo: Stanley Kubrick via Museum of the City of New York Gotham Gazette's Week in Review, Friday August 7 PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and others carry a symbolic


Another Way of Looking at Infill Housing Development

Aug 06, 2015

The Mayor's NYCHA plan (photo: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office) The mayor touted the number of affordable apartment units - 20,325 - as a one-year record, and far from anything seen in the