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Time for New York to Cut the Coal

Nov 23, 2015

Sen. Krueger, the author, visiting a school (photo via @LizKrueger) In October, Governor Cuomo stood alongside former Vice President Al Gore and reiterated his commitment to reducing New York's carbon emissions


A City We All Want to Live In

Nov 19, 2015

Mayor, PC (photo: Ed Reed/Mayor's Office) In 1992, the Manhattan Institute's quarterly policy magazine, City Journal, published a special issue focused on "The Quality of Urban Life." At the time, New


IDNYC Cardholders Await Assurance Ahead of Year Two

Nov 18, 2015

photo via @IDNYC  In September 2014, Mayor de Blasio held a major press eventaround the city’s IDNYC program that centered entirely on one benefit of the new municipal identification card: the


Reality TV Has No Place in Emergency Rooms

Nov 12, 2015

Council Member Garodnick, the author, at a press conference (photo: @transalt) It's hard to make a serious argument that we should be filming sick patients in our emergency rooms without their


Game Changers for JFK International

Nov 12, 2015

JFK (photo via Department of Homeland Security) With the strong encouragement of Governor Andrew Cuomo, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey is now hosting an international design competition


Creating the Department of Veterans Services

Nov 10, 2015

armed services flags at city hall (photo via @BilldeBlasio) As we head into Veterans Day, military veterans and their families received historic news last week when the de Blasio administration and


Keeping New York Water Clean

Nov 06, 2015

Seneca Lake (photo via @NYGov) Do you enjoy a pumpkin spice latte during the crisp fall weather? A warm cider, perhaps? No matter your drink of choice, it is ask risk