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From The Archives: Remembering Ed Koch

Feb 01, 2013

Ed Koch, the three-term mayor who earned a reputation for being a combative, shrewd politician and helped steer the city through financial turmoil, has died. He was 88. Koch spokesman


Cuomo's Sweeping Vision For New York

Jan 10, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivered a sweeping policy vision in his third annual State of the State address — as well as a stern warning to the U.S.


Will Cuomo Assert A Cohesive Agenda For 2013?

Jan 08, 2013

ALBANY, N.Y. — Modern governors have typically delivered their annual State of the State addresses in the massive, colorful, bright and ornamented Assembly chamber — the “people’s chamber,” as it


The Year Ahead: Predictions

Dec 29, 2012

NEW YORK — It is unlikely anyone could have predicted what would happen in the last months of 2012 — and how it would shape the civic conversation among New


John Liu's Big Speech

Dec 21, 2012

NEW YORK — City Comptroller John C. Liu called for raising the minimum wage, leveling the playing field for small businesses and making higher education more affordable for New Yorkers


Council Approves Hurricane Sandy Property Tax Relief

Dec 11, 2012

NEW YORK — The City Council passed a bill yesterday aimed at helping homeowners whose property was seriously damaged or rendered uninhabitable by Superstorm Sandy. The bill extends the deadline for


Council Agenda Could Spark Battles With Mayor

Sep 17, 2012

NEW YORK — Earlier this year, restaurant owners gathered before the City Council to lament ever-increasing fines levied against their businesses under the letter-grading system. After hearing the testimony, members