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The Next Mayor Needs To Make Job Creation A Priority

Mar 21, 2013

Okay, stop us if you’ve heard this one: A guy walks into a New York City employment assistance office. He’s just been laid off, and he’s terrified. At the assistance

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Last Updated (Thursday, March 21, 2013 02:23 PM)

We Need a Public Health Mayor

Mar 12, 2013

When I walk around the city, listen to people describe their experiences, and observe my own family members, I grow disheartened. Too many New Yorkers are unhealthy because they have

Last Updated (Thursday, March 14, 2013 01:05 PM)

Taking A Stand To Restore Paralysis Research in New York State

Feb 26, 2013

There seems to be no greater punishment than paralysis. It’s easy, lazy even, for me to say -- so many people struggle with horrific illnesses and severe physical challenges. It’s impossible

Last Updated (Tuesday, February 26, 2013 10:16 PM)

Why Grassroots Activism Matters to New York City

Feb 03, 2013

New York City is simply not working for a large percentage of the population. In Manhattan, the top 20 percent of families earn forty times more than the bottom 20

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 02:26 PM)

Guest Commentary: The Unity Map and City Council Redistricting

Sep 07, 2012

NEW YORK — The redistricting battles are here again. Every 10 years, the New York City Council embarks upon a quasi-independent process of redrawing its legislative boundaries to comport with

Last Updated (Friday, February 08, 2013 03:37 AM)

Commentaries '99-03

Jan 18, 2012

Cooking With Gas (10/13/03) Once viewed as a pesky nuisance, natural gas has become more and more in demand - and more and more expensive. Sam Williams follows the journey

Last Updated (Thursday, July 26, 2012 03:53 PM)

On Fracking, the Cuomo Administration Must Slow Down

Oct 07, 2011

Photo by William Swet Critics say hydraulic fracturing has caused damage to communities and the environment in neighboring states. Here, a truck near Dimock Penn., carries pipe to be used in

Last Updated (Tuesday, June 04, 2013 10:42 AM)