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What’s Next for East Midtown

Mar 25, 2014

Council Member Dan Garodnick (D-Manhattan) There was a lot of talk last year about the urgent need to rejuvenate East Midtown. Mayor Bloomberg offered a serious, but incomplete, rezoning proposal. Too many


Expanding de Blasio’s Agenda for Youth Opportunities

Mar 19, 2014

  President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan Visit P-Tech HS (Getty) The recent Community Service Society announcement of high graduation rates in career and technical education (CTE) high schools provides further evidence


Living With HIV: The Housing Assistance Myth

Feb 25, 2014

In 2010, the author, James Lister (left), was arrested protesting cuts to the 30% rent cap he discusses below I am writing to tell you how it really is for one of


Mayor Signals New Future with Paid Sick Days Move

Jan 22, 2014

  In January, Mayor de Blasio and other city officials rallied to announce expanded paid sick leave legislation   Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have announced an expansion


The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

Dec 19, 2013

On December 21st, the longest night of the year, communities across America observe Homeless Memorial Day. Last year, 175 communities held an event. But most people have never heard of