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Solving Our Voter Turnout Crisis

Sep 15, 2014

Mayor de Blasio casting his vote on primary day (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Last week's Democratic gubernatorial primary saw shockingly low turnout among New York voters - less than 10% of the state's

Last Updated (Monday, September 15, 2014 08:16 PM)

 

Small Business Cost & Regulatory Hurdles in New York City

Sep 05, 2014

Mayor de Blasio promotes paid sick leave (photo: @NYCDCA)  The following entry is part of The Small Business Corner, a collaboration between Gotham Gazette and GoBizNYC: We seldom hear small business owners weigh in

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:40 PM)

 

Two Cheers for Andrew Cuomo

Sep 03, 2014

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, left, has some nearly-forgotten accomplishments (photo: @NYGovCuomo) New York is suffering from mass political amnesia: no one seems to remember the condition of the state's polity when Andrew

Last Updated (Tuesday, September 02, 2014 10:32 PM)

 

A Fall Agenda for the City Council's Veterans Committee

Aug 21, 2014

Council Member Eric Ulrich, right, at a veterans committee hearing (photo: William Alatriste) When Council Member Eric Ulrich was appointed chair of the veterans committee by Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito in January,

Last Updated (Thursday, August 21, 2014 07:36 AM)

 

The Politics of Governance

Aug 19, 2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, Mayor de Blasio, & Reverand Al Sharpton (Rob Bennett, Mayor's Office) Last week, an acquaintance asked me whether the problem in our American democracy today is the

Last Updated (Monday, August 18, 2014 09:03 PM)

 

Cab Riders Deserve Better

Aug 15, 2014

(nyc.gov) Calling for Taxi Trips that are Safer, More Accessible, and with Fewer Impacts on the Environment The New York City taxicab is woven into the fabric of our city's personality as

Last Updated (Monday, August 18, 2014 05:08 PM)