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The Politics of Governance

Aug 19, 2014

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton, Mayor de Blasio, & Reverand Al Sharpton (Rob Bennett, Mayor's Office) Last week, an acquaintance asked me whether the problem in our American democracy today is the

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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