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Assembly Budget Champions De Blasio Agenda

Mar 11, 2015

Mayor de Blasio (photo: @BilldeBlasio) Mayor Bill de Blasio got a boost from Assembly Democrats on Tuesday in the form of their one-house budget proposal that includes a number of the


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, March 9

Mar 08, 2015

New York City Hall What to watch for this week in New York politics: This week will be another dominated by budget negotiations and hearings, both in New York City and Albany.


Akai Gurley's Neighborhood, Three Months Later

Mar 05, 2015

Mitchel Aimss of Brooklyn (video screenshot) EAST NEW YORK  - Tensions between the NYPD and the city's communities of color remain high, even as Mayor Bill de Blasio, Police Commissioner Bill


Mail Your Vote, Then Track It?

Mar 05, 2015

CM Kallos at a recent press conference on traffic safety (photo: @BenKallos) NEW YORK - There is a voter turnout crisis in this country, this state, and this city. Causes abound,


Money to Run: Past Fundraising of Donovan & Gentile

Mar 04, 2015

Donovan, left (photo: Staten Island Advance/Rachel Shapiro) and Gentile (@VGentile43) The May 5 special election for NY's 11th Congressional District approaches, and two seasoned New York politicians face off for the privilege