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An Innovator Takes a Fairly Conventional Approach

Oct 25, 2009

Photo (cc) Vincent J. Brown A few years ago, when my colleague, David Dyssegaard Kallick, and I assessed Mayor Rudolph Guiliani's economic record, we concluded: "Mayor Giuliani often took credit for New


Bloomberg and the Budget: A Story in Three Parts

Oct 21, 2009

Photo (cc) Timothy K Hamilton Mayor Michael Bloomberg's eight-year city budget story can be broken into two chapters and an unfinished epilogue. In the first chapter, the mayor, having inherited economic


The City Grades Itself on Schools, Homelessness

Oct 07, 2009

photo (cc) superk8nyc The Mayor’s Management Report for fiscal year 2009 is a 236-page jumble of data that tells us a lot about social conditions and agency activities in the


Is Anyone Willing to Cut the State Budget?

Oct 02, 2009

Illustration by Ya-Hsuan Huang Gov. David Paterson fancies himself a financial doomsayer -- the man with the intestinal fortitude to stand up and shout the bad news. "The economy stinks and


New York's Now Beleaguered Financial Workforce - Tables

Aug 03, 2009

Table 1. 2000 2007 % Change Manhattan Finance 230,366 247,143 7.28% Other Sectors 1,380,109 1,571,381 13.86% Percent in Finance 14.30% 13.59% Outer Boroughs Finance 39,717 39,562 -0.39% Other Sectors 1,115,297 1,387,362 24.39% Percent in Finance 3.44% 2.77% New York City Finance 270,083 286,705 6.15%


Unemployed in New York

Jun 26, 2009

Photo (c) Nick McGlynn Participants at the 2009 Unemployment Olympics in Tompkins Square Park on March 30th. This story was done through a partnership between The Huffington Post's Eyes and Ears citizen


Band-Aid Budget

Jun 22, 2009

Gotham Gazette image by Ya-Hsuan Huang We all were expecting the worst. Spending slashes that would eviscerate social service programs. Apocalyptic tax hikes. Layoffs and job losses in the thousands. With the


Council and Mayor Reach Budget Deal

Jun 16, 2009

The City Council and the Bloomberg administration reached a budget deal last night, which will preserve the city's six-day library service but also raise the sales tax. Though the agreement, which