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9/11 And ''Inappropriate Art''

Sep 09, 2005

  George Negroponte once met an ironworker who had helped dismantle the last remnants of the Twin Towers after the terrorist attack of September 11th, an experience that changed the man’s


Opinion Roundup blog

May 16, 2005

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311, Noise, and Community Boards

Jun 17, 2004

When Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans earlier this month to overhaul the city's noise code for the first time in over 30 years, the proposal was at least partly thanks


State of the State Governor George Pataki January 4, 2006

Jan 04, 2004

Chief Judge Kaye, honorable members of the Court of Appeals, Lieutenant Governor Donohue, Attorney General Spitzer, Comptroller Hevesi, Majority Leader Bruno, Speaker Silver, Leader Tedisco, Leader Paterson, distinguished members of


The Tech Lag In Community Boards

Mar 20, 2003

The 59 community boards of New York City were created decades ago as a form of neighborhood City Halls. But unlike the central City Hall, presided over these days by


State Of City Address

Feb 04, 2003

This is an important moment in the life of our great city. And the dedication of the people present in this room - and the millions of others whom you


New York City Council Stated Meeting Report

Jan 30, 2003

 Every two weeks the New York City Council meets for its Stated Meeting, when the 51 members of the council introduce and pass legislation. As a regular feature, Searchlight covers


Governor Pataki's 2003 Budget Address

Jan 29, 2003

Lieutenant Governor Donohue, Majority Leader Bruno, Speaker Silver, Leader Nesbitt, Leader Patterson, Comptroller Hevesi, respected members of the Legislature, fellow New Yorkers. The budget I propose today will spell out the