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Undocumented Immigrants

Apr 06, 2006

New York City certainly has a lot at stake in the current debate in Congress over the most significant change in immigration policy in decades. More than a third of

Last Updated (Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:09 PM)


Teachers In NYC's Institutions Of Higher Learning

Jan 24, 2006

Although few people would see New York City as a college town, the truth is that the city has the most institutions of higher learning in the entire nation,

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Hispanics and the Ferrer Candidacy

Dec 22, 2005

Fernando Ferrer was the first candidate of Hispanic descent to run with major party backing for the office of mayor of New York City, and when he lost by a

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Disabled in New York City; Also: Is The City Still Booming?

Nov 03, 2005

Over one million New Yorkers between the ages of 21 and 64 are officially disabled, based on the classifications established by the Americans With Disabilities Act. According to recent Census reports,

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Who Can Afford to Live in New York City?

Oct 04, 2005

Affordable housing has been one of the few concrete campaign issues this year; every candidate seems to have a plan. But is it possible to satisfy the need for affordable

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Can NYC Profile Young Muslim Males?

Aug 24, 2005

Earlier this month Assemblyman Dov Hikind and Councilmember James Oddo both suggested that random searches in the subway weren’t good enough; the police should target particular people. “When we look

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Four Trends That Shape The City's Political Landscape

May 25, 2005

 The election of Antonio Villaraigosa as Mayor of Los Angeles encouraged Fernando Ferrer's campaign to rally Hispanic support. But it is not a strange kind of vanity that turned Michael

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New York’s Responders and Protectors

Mar 24, 2005

They stand apart, the 70,000 or so people hired to respond to crises in the city, protecting the lives and property of New Yorkers – police officers, firefighters, corrections officers,

Last Updated (Thursday, September 04, 2014 01:10 PM)