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New Yorkers, especially in Westchester and further upstate, bear the highest property tax burdens in the country, and deserve to know that their rate raises will always have some limit. Read More.
After a 20-year decline, violent crime—including murder, armed robbery, and assault—appears to be rising again in New York as well as other U.S. cities. What happened? Read More.
The new Midtown office tower One Vanderbilt could help alleviate MTA funding woes and ease congestion while also serving as a model for future commercial and residential developments. Read More.
It’s time to give poor families access to the same educational opportunities that the wealthy take for granted. Read More.
NYC's specialized high schools are some of the best in the country, and an exam is the fairest means of selection. Read More.
Citi Bike provides New Yorkers with transportation options while costing Gotham taxpayers nothing. Read More.
Rikers Island is overcrowded, dangerous, and less of a jail than a warehouse for the mentally ill. Read More.
New York City has drastically underfunded its pension obligations and faces enormous liabilities for retiree health care. Read More.
New York City’s public housing authority (NYCHA) operates at a loss and has long been known as the city’s “largest and worst landlord.” Read More.
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