Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

Citizens Union



Expanding de Blasio’s Agenda for Youth Opportunities

Mar 19, 2014

  President Obama and Education Secretary Duncan Visit P-Tech HS (Getty) The recent Community Service Society announcement of high graduation rates in career and technical education (CTE) high schools provides further evidence

Last Updated (Friday, April 18, 2014 10:16 AM)


Living With HIV: The Housing Assistance Myth

Feb 25, 2014

In 2010, the author, James Lister (left), was arrested protesting cuts to the 30% rent cap he discusses below I am writing to tell you how it really is for one of

Last Updated (Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:28 PM)


A Course Outline for the City's New Schools Chancellor

Jan 29, 2014

Council Member Mark Weprin Amazingly, Carmen Fariña is the first schools chancellor since Rudy Crew in 1995 who does not require a waiver from the state for lack of educational credentials

Last Updated (Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:28 PM)


Mayor Signals New Future with Paid Sick Days Move

Jan 22, 2014

  In January, Mayor de Blasio and other city officials rallied to announce expanded paid sick leave legislation   Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have announced an expansion

Last Updated (Tuesday, March 18, 2014 05:26 PM)


The Longest, Darkest Night of the Year

Dec 19, 2013

On December 21st, the longest night of the year, communities across America observe Homeless Memorial Day. Last year, 175 communities held an event. But most people have never heard of

Last Updated (Thursday, December 19, 2013 05:31 PM)


Analysis: The Bloomberg Fiscal Legacy

Nov 24, 2013

After 12 years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will have left an indelible fiscal stamp on New York City that will present his successor — and any progressive agenda —

Last Updated (Monday, November 25, 2013 11:13 AM)

Read more...


Commentary: I Lost the SNAP Challenge

Nov 22, 2013

It's old news that food stamps, technically SNAP benefits, were cut on Nov. 1 by $5 billion, including cuts for about 1.9 million New York City residents. If you were

Last Updated (Friday, November 22, 2013 12:22 PM)