Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

Citizens Union


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)


NYPD Adopts Less Confrontational Posture at Climate Protests

Sep 23, 2014

A scene from Monday's Flood Wall Street protest (photo: Azi Paybarah) For over a decade the NYCLU and others have criticized the NYPD for the way it handles demonstrations. The NYPD's

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:23 AM)


Opening a Beer Hall in the Bronx: Lessons in Trial and Error

Sep 18, 2014

The Bronx Beer Hall (photo: Brian Nobili) The following entry is part of The Small Business Corner, a collaboration between Gotham Gazette and GoBizNYC: Recently, GoBizNYC met with Bronxites Anthony Ramirez II, Paul Ramirez,

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:38 PM)


March Shows Changing Climate for City Protest

Sep 17, 2014

Protestors during Occupy Wall Street (photo: AP Photo/Louis Lanzano) As illustrated by its slick subway ad campaign, and the participation of leading political figures including U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, this Sunday's

Last Updated (Monday, September 22, 2014 09:19 AM)


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)