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Is It Time For The Mayor To Do Town Halls?

Aug 21, 2015

Mayor de Blasio greets a constituent (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Scott Stringer has led 16 town hall-style events since becoming Comptroller; Letitia James, the Public Advocate, hosted her 28th on Wednesday night in


Suing the Hand That Feeds You

Aug 19, 2015

Public Advocate Letitia James Capitalizing on a boost to a historically anemic budget, Public Advocate Letitia James has emphasized the use of litigation in her capacity as the city’s elected gadfly,


Assembly Transparency Group Operates in Secret

Aug 18, 2015

Assembly Speaker Heastie, middle, on a business tour (photo: @WeaverWind) A host of good government groups and legislators say that a state Assembly working group tasked with reforming the chamber's rules


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