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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)


Don't Hinder Small Business Growth

Aug 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces the expansion of paid sick leave legislation (Rob Bennett, Mayor's Office) The following entry is part of The Small Business Corner, a collaboration between Gotham Gazette and

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:41 PM)


Breaking New York's Bad Plastic Bag Habit

Aug 14, 2014

The author at a City Hall rally in support of the plastic bag bill (photo: Saleen Shah) New York City has a bad habit that is expensive and dirty and one

Last Updated (Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:30 PM)


In a Most Political District, A Conspicuous Lack of Debate

Aug 11, 2014

Then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is arrested at a LICH protest (photo: Public Advocate's office) Few swaths of the city have been home to more controversies over the past decade than

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:42 PM)


Complete the Full Second Avenue Subway Now

Aug 07, 2014

  Second Aveue Subway construction (samschwartz.com) Ask a hundred people who live on the East Side what they love about their neighborhood and you'll hear a hundred different answers. Ask the same

Last Updated (Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:11 PM)