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On National Night Out, Vision for a Safer Brooklyn

Aug 05, 2014

Commissioner Bratton, left, and Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, the author (photo: Kathryn Kirk/BK BP's office) There are many things that have contributed to the Brooklyn renaissance, but perhaps no factor

Last Updated (Monday, August 04, 2014 09:15 PM)


The Neoconservative Roots of the Broken Windows Theory

Aug 01, 2014

A July 31 rally against police brutality at City Hall (photo: Ben Max) After 20 years of Republican mayors, Bill de Blasio won election on a remarkably progressive platform. Unlike his

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:25 AM)


The City Must Step Up on Sandy Business Recovery

Jul 31, 2014

(visitstatenisland.com) The following entry is part of The Small Business Corner, a collaboration between Gotham Gazette and GoBizNYC: At a recent a press conference on the City's Sandy recovery progress, Mayor Bill de

Last Updated (Thursday, July 31, 2014 03:54 PM)


The Small Business Corner, with GoBizNYC

Jul 17, 2014

City of opportunity - and challenges Small businesses are the backbone of our local economy. They define the character of our neighborhoods and exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit of both new and

Last Updated (Wednesday, September 24, 2014 09:25 AM)


Green Carts in the Food Desert: Oasis or Mirage?

Jul 08, 2014

Domingo Jose, a vendor participant in WHEDco's Green Cart Training Program (WHEDco) The Hunts Point Terminal Produce Market provides approximately 60 percent of the fresh produce that New Yorkers eat every

Last Updated (Tuesday, July 08, 2014 01:34 PM)


Is The VA Ready For The Onslaught Of Returning Veterans?

Jul 01, 2014

(photo: Yuri Gripas/AFP/Getty Images) In early May, the National Commander of the American Legion called for Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and other Under Secretaries in his agency to resign. It was

Last Updated (Monday, July 07, 2014 10:33 AM)