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The Year That Wasn't: What Didn’t Happen in 2009

Dec 23, 2009

Tolls on the East River bridges? Not in 2009. Every year, things that everyone expects to happen don’t. Trial balloons pop. Sure things crumble. The odds-on favorite fades in the stretch.

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:50 PM)


Stated Meeting: Broadway Triangle Approved by Council

Dec 22, 2009

Photo from Department of Housing Preservation and Development   The City Council approved the rezoning of a 31-acre swath of northern Brooklyn known as the Broadway Triangle yesterday -- approving a project

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:50 PM)


The Top Stories of 2010

Dec 21, 2009

Instead of looking at the polls, maybe New York's pundits and political players should have consulted Gotham Gazette's 2008 prognosticators. A large number forecast that Mayor Michael Bloomberg would either

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 10:26 AM)


Turmoil and Term Limits: Top Stories of 2009

Dec 21, 2009

As 2009 began, New Yorkers felt an odd mix of emotions. While worried about the economy, particularly the fallout from turmoil in the financial industry and the real estate market,

Last Updated (Monday, September 29, 2014 03:34 PM)


Stated Meeting: Kingsbridge Armory Defeated by the Council

Dec 15, 2009

Photo (cc) 2006 mercurialn. Shoving the debate over paying living wages into the spotlight, the City Council rejected a proposal from the Bloomberg administration and developer Related Companies yesterday that would

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:47 PM)


Stated Meeting: Clearing the Way for Open Grills

Dec 01, 2009

Photo (cc)i_follow Window shoppers and graffiti artists have been put on alert. After July 2011, no business owner can purchase an opaque, security grill in the five boroughs and will have to

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:47 PM)


The Fight over Paid Sick Leave

Nov 16, 2009

Photo (cc) The Suss-Man With the swine flu fears raging and the seasonal flu supposedly on its way, the City Council this week will take up a measure that its proponent

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:47 PM)


Bloomberg and Quinn: Chapter 2

Nov 09, 2009

Photo from WashingtonSquareParkBlog A week after besting an unsuspecting comptroller by a narrow 50,000 votes, according to preliminary results, Mayor Michael Bloomberg may now have bigger things to worry about. Come January,

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:47 PM)


Where and How to Vote

Nov 02, 2009

The election will be Tuesday, Nov. 3, with polls open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. Only residents who have already registered can vote. This election is open to voters

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:45 PM)


Bloomberg's Shadow Looms over Bay Ridge

Nov 02, 2009

Vincent Gentile, left, is the incumbent Democrat challenged by Bob Capano, right, the Republican, Independence and Conservative Party candidate Bob and Vinny, as they not so affectionately referred to each other,

Last Updated (Wednesday, June 06, 2012 12:46 PM)