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The Bronx's Growing Affordable Housing Problem

Oct 28, 2014

The author, middle, in the Bronx (photo: @JoinJoyner) Affordability of housing is a growing problem for Bronx residents and families, more so than any other New York City borough. Having grown

Last Updated (Monday, October 27, 2014 06:14 PM)

 

Make Girls & Boys High School a Community School

Oct 24, 2014

Bernard Gassaway, left, talks about his resignation with Errol Louis (photo: @InsideCityHall) The latest indictment of the Department of Education's management of failing schools was personified last week by Bernard Gassaway,

Last Updated (Thursday, October 23, 2014 05:14 PM)

 

Board of Correction Urgently Needs Reform

Oct 23, 2014

Public Advocate James listens to testimony from DOC Commissioner Ponte (photo: William Alatriste) New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer issued the latest in a series of reports on mismanagement at Rikers

Last Updated (Thursday, October 23, 2014 02:47 PM)

 

Small Business Service Needs: Filling the Gaps

Oct 16, 2014

The New York Fed's Small Business Credit Survey (image via @NYFed_News) Small businesses are critical to the jobs recovery. They employ half of private sector workers and have generated roughly two-thirds

Last Updated (Tuesday, October 28, 2014 01:58 PM)

 

City Must Act to Close MTA Funding Gap

Oct 15, 2014

(photo: @MTA) Last month, the MTA submitted its five year capital budget. The $32 billion plan would provide critical funding for the replacement of subway cars and buses, the modernization of

Last Updated (Wednesday, October 15, 2014 02:51 PM)

 

Staten Island WBE Grows Despite Geographic Challenges

Oct 10, 2014

Ford Wadsworth, Staten Island (photo: National Park Service) The following entry is part of The Small Business Corner, a collaboration between Gotham Gazette and GoBizNYC: GoBizNYC recently spoke with Ryan Walsh, President of Walsh

Last Updated (Wednesday, October 15, 2014 04:57 PM)

 

Back-Stage Blood-Sport: Robert Carroll's The Believers

Oct 09, 2014

The campaign manager (both photos: Michael Abrams) The hoary axiom that "politics ain't beanbag" is most often used these days when a candidate hits an opponent's character hard. But beanbag refers not

Last Updated (Thursday, October 09, 2014 07:06 AM)

 

Bill Bratton, Robert Peel, and Today's Police

Sep 25, 2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaking at a Manhattan Institute event  New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton often refers in public to his hero, Sir Robert Peel, a 19th century Englishman

Last Updated (Thursday, September 25, 2014 01:34 PM)

 

Jury Still Out On De Blasio Era Protest

Sep 24, 2014

Protestors and NYPD during 'Flood Wall Street' (photo: Azi Paybarah) The de Blasio administration's handling of the People's Climate March and Flood Wall Street protests has been widely praised by many

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 12:02 PM)