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City's Small Business Crisis Continues

Jul 24, 2014

A closed Umberto's Clam House in the Bronx (photo: Elizabeth Zanghi/The Ram)  Umberto's Clam House. Gray's Papaya. Union Square Cafe. These famous, long-established New York City businesses and many more are


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, July 20

Jul 20, 2014

New York City Hall What to watch for this week: Mayor Bill de Blasio is in Italy this week, where he kicked off his family trip that will mix business and pleasure


In Boston Budget App, A Model for New York

Jul 17, 2014

The City of Boston Open Budget Application Few documents in municipal government are as important as the city budget. The New York City budget, an annual agreement between the Mayor and


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, July 13

Jul 13, 2014

New York City Hall Yes, the World Cup's over, but there's always politics. In New York it is all about the elections as legislating has slowed or stopped in the City and