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Bill Mandates Review of Criminal Justice Programs

Jan 05, 2016

Council Member Andrew Cohen, second from left (photo: @JeffreyDinowitz) NYPD Officer Randolph Holder was fatally shot in October by Tyrone Howard, a man with a history of run-ins with the law.


40 Questions for New York Politics in 2016

Jan 04, 2016

photo: William Alatriste Happy new year! As we jump right into 2016, Gov. Andrew Cuomo prepares for his State of the State and budget address, Mayor Bill de Blasio works to


The Week Ahead in New York Politics, January 4

Jan 03, 2016

New York City Hall Happy New Year! So far, New York politics in 2016 looks a lot like 2015. On Sunday, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a new Executive Order related to homelessness


Doing Business With The City Gets Easier

Dec 30, 2015

Comptroller Scott Stringer There are tens of thousands of individuals, non-profits, for-profits, and other entities that do business with New York City every year. The paperwork and communications systems involved can


Top Ten Stories of 2015 in New York Politics

Dec 28, 2015

Mayor de Blasio (photo: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office) Gotham Gazette's top ten storylines of New York politics in 2015: 10. Big State Money MattersIn 2015, New York banned fracking, made plans for three