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Don't Be Seduced By Sexy Transportation Projects

Jan 11, 2016

Gov. Cuomo & his infrastructure plans (photo via The Governor's Office on flickr) We don't research and write about New York's rich transportation history because we get excited about subway tokens


To Fix Penn Station, Think Smaller

Jan 08, 2016

Cuomo with a new Penn Station plan (photo: Kevin P. Coughlin, Governor's Office) Governor Cuomo deserves credit for jumpstarting the Moynihan Station project this week, albeit under a different moniker. After


More Evidence Punitive NYPD Youth Programs Fail

Jan 06, 2016

(photo via @NYPDnews) This week the New York Times revealed the content of an internal NYPD report showing that a much lauded juvenile crime program doesn’t work. It’s yet another example


Ending the Revolving Door of Homelessness

Dec 28, 2015

Patricia Swann, the author While Mayor Bill de Blasio works on the details of a 15-year, $2.6 billion supportive housing program to address homelessness, Gov. Andrew Cuomo is creating a statewide