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A Better Way to Fund the MTA

Oct 07, 2015

Assembly Member Quart, the author (photo via Facebook) No New Yorker has been able to miss the recent back-and-forth over MTA funding. Once again, we are trapped in an unwinnable argument.


Creating a Truly Age-Friendly NYC

Oct 01, 2015

Mayor de Blasio visits older New Yorkers (photo: @mayorsCAU) Today marks the 25th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons, established by the United Nations General Assembly to both raise


Why Arts Educators Support Computer Science

Sep 29, 2015

Mayor de Blasio at a school visit (photo: Rob Bennett for the Mayor's Office) Advocates for arts education support Mayor Bill de Blasio's proposal to expand access to computer science in city


A True, New NYCHA Development Plan

Sep 28, 2015

NYCHA Chair Olatoye, the author, at a NextGen meeting (via NYCHA on flickr) Public housing has been an integral feature of New York City life since Fiorello La Guardia opened the


Pope Francis' Green New York

Sep 23, 2015

Pope Francis (photo via The Vatican on flickr) Nothing Pope Francis does is by accident. Read the schedule of the Pope's visit here and you'll see Pope Francis' view of New York


Time for Real Reform to Curb Police Brutality

Sep 22, 2015

Commissioner Bratton (photo: @NYPDnews) James Blake's treatment by NYPD officer James Frascatore was appalling, and only reinforces the need for substantive reforms that have yet to be acted on by Mayor