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Bloomberg Loses Budget Battle

Mar 31, 2011

Photo (cc) Kristen Artz. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos after the state of the state in January. On Wednesday, hordes of protestors poured into the New York


New York Needs Real Reform, Not Higher Taxes

Mar 25, 2011

Photo by D'Arcy Norman For the opposing point of view, see New York's Wealthiest Need to Sacrifice a Little Too by Kenneth Brynien of the New York State Public Employees Federation. The


Behind Bloomberg's Budget Surpluses

Mar 07, 2011

Photo (cc) Adelle & Justin Given a 10th chance to continue his serial budget cuts, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, at least on the surface, pulled back. The mayor's preliminary budget for fiscal


Quinn Takes on Spending, Pensions in State of the City

Feb 16, 2011

Photo (cc) William Alatriste Setting herself apart from other 2013 mayoral contenders and with the current occupant of City Hall, Council Speaker Christine Quinn proposed cracking down on wasteful contracts and


Is Wal-Mart Worse?

Feb 14, 2011

Photo (cc) Dystopos It was a relatively quiet morning in front of Atlantic Center -- the usually buzzing Brooklyn shopping complex kitty-corner to the site of Atlantic Yards. Mikey Richardson, 29, had


Bloomberg Targets Unions in State of the City

Jan 20, 2011

Photo (cc) Spencer T Tucker Labor leaders, duck and cover. Mayor Michael Bloomberg fired off some of his feistiest rhetoric at the city's unions Wednesday during his annual State of the City


As Incomes Gap Widens, New York Grows Apart

Jan 18, 2011

Photo by Gotham City Lost and Found New York has the greatest disparities in income of any major U.S. city, with the top 1 percent of the population getting 44