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The Week Ahead in New York Politics, January 4

Jan 03, 2016

New York City Hall Happy New Year! So far, New York politics in 2016 looks a lot like 2015. On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new Executive Order related to homelessness


Doing Business With The City Gets Easier

Dec 30, 2015

Comptroller Scott Stringer There are tens of thousands of individuals, non-profits, for-profits, and other entities that do business with New York City every year. The paperwork and communications systems involved can


Top Ten Stories of 2015 in New York Politics

Dec 28, 2015

Mayor de Blasio (photo: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office) Gotham Gazette's top ten storylines of New York politics in 2015: 10. Big State Money MattersIn 2015, New York banned fracking, made plans for three


De Blasio Moves on Paid Parental Leave

Dec 22, 2015

De Blasio and his family at a recent event (photo: Mike Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) In a somewhat surprising Christmas-week move, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday that he will soon issue an


Assembly Reform Group Will Miss Own Deadline

Dec 18, 2015

(photo via the governor's office on flickr) The Assembly working group on operations, participation, and transparency is set to miss its self-imposed December deadline to issue recommendations on how to make