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The Mayor Begins His War on Homelessness

Aug 20, 2014

A New York City homeless shelter (photo: presstv) A look at the first seven months of the de Blasio administration's push to reduce record-high homelessness in New York City. A few weeks


Stringer Launches Upgrades to Public Checkbook

Aug 18, 2014

Comptroller Scott Stringer marches in the Indian Day Parade (photo: @scottmstringer) Keeping tabs on City contracts just got a little easier thanks to two new features unveiled by Comptroller Scott Stringer. Starting


Why Cleaning Up Albany Keeps Being Left to Bharara

Aug 18, 2014

US District Attorney Preet Bhara (photo: Bryan Smith, NY Daily News) When U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara was asked about his investigation into Governor Andrew Cuomo's now-defunct Moreland Commission on Public Corruption


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, August 17

Aug 17, 2014

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: After another festive weekend in which Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials marched in Sunday's Indian