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How To Become A New York City Council Member

Sep 16, 2015

Mayor de Blasio, a former Council member, with several current CMs (William Alatriste) Ask any New York City Council member and they'll tell you— there is no set formula that will


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, September 14

Sep 13, 2015

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: Where will the heated discussion over MTA funding go? What's next in the James Blake-NYPD saga? Is there any sense


The Week That Was in New York Politics, September 7-11

Sep 11, 2015

photo: Stanley Kubrick via Museum of the City of New York Gotham Gazette's Week in Review, Friday September 11 PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton surveys Times Square, via @CommissBratton;


Proposed Rikers Visitation Rules Stir Debate

Sep 09, 2015

Johnny Perez of the Jails Action Coalition (photos: Meg O'Connor)  On Tuesday, City Council members, faith leaders, and activists spoke out against Mayor Bill de Blasio’s proposed restrictions for visitors to