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New Website Lets New Yorkers Talk Back to the Senate

Nov 19, 2009

Arrow image from wikicommons After remaining on the sidelines for years, government now seems eager to keep up with the ever evolving world of technology and new media and even to

Last Updated (Monday, July 30, 2012 02:03 PM)


2009 General Election Results

Nov 04, 2009

Winners appear in bold. These results are based on the unofficial vote tally as reported by the wire services and, as much as possible, directly from the New York City

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:09 AM)


Bronx Senate District 34: Klein Goes for Three

Oct 29, 2009

  Jeffrey Klein is finishing his second term representing this district that includes part of the Bronx and Westchester. Klein, who was then a member of the State Assembly, won the

Last Updated (Monday, June 17, 2013 01:58 PM)


Re-enfranchising New Yorkers

Oct 05, 2009

Photos from the Polling Place Photo Project The results from the primary elections on Sept. 15 were remarkable in two respects for those who worry about the health of democracy in

Last Updated (Friday, May 25, 2012 09:15 AM)


Tracking Building Inspectors

Oct 05, 2009

photo adapted from p0ps Harlow The inspectors are now under inspection. As of Oct. 1, the New York City Buildings Department began tracking its inspectors with Global Positioning System technology via

Last Updated (Monday, July 30, 2012 02:01 PM)


A Heartbeat Away -- But What is the Public Advocate?

Sep 14, 2009

Do you know what the public advocate does and that he or she is next in line to succeed the mayor? With New Yorkers set to vote in Tuesday's primary

Last Updated (Thursday, August 15, 2013 12:12 PM)


The 63rd Senator

Aug 24, 2009

Photo by Edward Reed for nyc.gov Mayor Bloomberg Testifies in Albany Before the State Assembly Ways and Means Committee and Senate Finance Committee, January 2009 Some legislators call him the 63rd senator

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Bump the Birds

Jul 07, 2009

By now, you have seen flocks of petitioners on street corners across the five boroughs, hovering amicably with clipboards in tow. They are scavenging for thousands of signatures to get their

Last Updated (Friday, May 25, 2012 09:18 AM)


Getting on the Ballot in Other Cities

Jun 30, 2009

Bump the BirdsAs candidates scramble to qualify for the fall elections, play 'Bump the Birds,' our new ballot access game. Are you smart enough to get on the ballot --

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 11:07 AM)