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What Will The New NYPD IG Inspect?

Mar 28, 2014

New NYPD IG Philip Eure (left) & Department of Investigations (DOI) head Mark Peters (DOI)  NEW YORK—It was a long, difficult road to get Local Law 70, which created the office


Legislature Will Have Hard Time Silencing Moreland

Mar 28, 2014

 Gov. Andrew Cuomo (center) convened the Moreland Commission in 2013 (Mike Groll/AP) Albany, N.Y.---"Fishing expedition!" "Abuse of powers!" "Bullying!" These are all things legislators have said about the Moreland Commission on


Idle Time: New York Car Owners in for a Shift

Mar 27, 2014

Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (William Alitriste) It's a New York City ritual: hurry up and wait. Across the city, car owners rush to move their vehicles and then, they wait. Once


Looking for a Steward in the 79th

Mar 18, 2014

The web page for the representative of the 79th NYS Assembly District A Bronx Assembly District with a Troubled History Seeks New Leadership Visitors to the website for the 79th New York


Citizen Webcasts

Mar 18, 2014

Webcasts of the proceedings of the New York State Assembly brought to you by Citizens Union, Reinvent Albany and the New York Public Interest Research Group. Our groups do


The Mayor's Vacant Lots

Mar 17, 2014

A vacant lot in the Bronx City Seeks to Sharpen Picture of Vacant Lots and Add Incentives to Boost Affordable Housing A neat stretch of row houses comes to an abrupt halt