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Millions of people ride New York’s buses and subways every day, and they know that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has major problems. Read More.
Though crime in New York City remains historically low, a recent spate of shootings may be cause for concern. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has made the eradication of “implicit bias” from the minds of municipal employees a major initiative of his administration. Read More.
What will de Blasio's next step be with the gifted and talented program in New York? Read More.
Reorganization of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has been the Holy Grail of planners and advocates for decades. Read More.
A growing subset of nonprofit organizations are political groups posing and service providers, which use taxpayer money to promote their agendas. Read More.
News that a beloved pizza parlor in Brooklyn had been seized by the state for nonpayment of taxes surprised many aficionados of the Midwood eatery, including Mayor de Blasio. Read More.
Daniel Pantaleo, the police officer who restrained Eric Garner in Staten Island five years ago, was fired Monday by NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill. Read More.
Governor Cuomo has made a deal to purchase billions of dollars of wind-generated electricity from offshore turbine farms in order to meet his aggressive renewable-energy targets. Read More.
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