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Cab Riders Deserve Better

Aug 15, 2014

(nyc.gov) Calling for Taxi Trips that are Safer, More Accessible, and with Fewer Impacts on the Environment The New York City taxicab is woven into the fabric of our city's personality as

Last Updated (Monday, August 18, 2014 05:08 PM)


Don't Hinder Small Business Growth

Aug 14, 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces the expansion of paid sick leave legislation (Rob Bennett, Mayor's Office) The following entry is part of The Small Business Corner, a collaboration between Gotham Gazette and

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:41 PM)


Breaking New York's Bad Plastic Bag Habit

Aug 14, 2014

The author at a City Hall rally in support of the plastic bag bill (photo: Saleen Shah) New York City has a bad habit that is expensive and dirty and one

Last Updated (Wednesday, August 13, 2014 10:30 PM)


In a Most Political District, A Conspicuous Lack of Debate

Aug 11, 2014

Then-Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is arrested at a LICH protest (photo: Public Advocate's office) Few swaths of the city have been home to more controversies over the past decade than

Last Updated (Thursday, September 18, 2014 12:42 PM)


Complete the Full Second Avenue Subway Now

Aug 07, 2014

  Second Aveue Subway construction (samschwartz.com) Ask a hundred people who live on the East Side what they love about their neighborhood and you'll hear a hundred different answers. Ask the same

Last Updated (Wednesday, August 06, 2014 11:11 PM)


Unleashing the Economic Power of the 35 Percent

Aug 06, 2014

Mayor de Blasio announces 'Jobs for New Yorkers' (photo: nyc.gov) For many New Yorkers, the Great Recession is an increasingly distant memory. Employment in the city has surpassed pre-recession levels, bolstered

Last Updated (Tuesday, August 05, 2014 09:02 PM)


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)