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Now Get To Work! Readers Offer Advice To The New Mayor

Jan 01, 2014

Photo: Flickr/kevdiaphoto/Creative Commons NEW YORK — Welcome to office, Mayor Bill de Blasio. Now get to work. That’s the message from more than two dozen Gotham Gazette readers who submitted their advice


The New Yorker's Guide To The New City Government

Dec 31, 2013

Photo by Bill Alatriste/City Council NEW YORK — The historic overhaul of New York City government this year goes well beyond the mayor's office. There are 21 new members of the City Council,


Council Deal For Kingsbridge Armory Ice-Rink Complex

Dec 10, 2013

The City Council took the biggest leap yet in ensuring the Bronx’s long-vacant Kingsbridge Armory development into an ice-skating rink complex, approving the project and closing out the largest hurdle


Unregistered Lobbyists May Get One-Year Amnesty

Dec 10, 2013

Lobbyists who have not registered with the city since December 2006 will have a year-long amnesty from financial penalties under a Council law passed on Tuesday. The goal of the amnesty