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Forty-one percent of Gotham residents report that they can’t afford to live here and are considering moving out. Read More.
Enthusiasm for legalizing marijuana is growing across New York State, though it’s uncertain whether such a measure will be passed as part of this year’s budget. Read More.
Two years ago, Mayor de Blasio announced a plan to create 100,000 “good-paying jobs.” Read More.
Mayor de Blasio made an eye-popping proposal last week, suggesting, among other measures, the creation of new land along a mile-long stretch of lower Manhattan in order to protect the financial district from a major storm surge. Read More.
Hudson Yards—New York City’s newest neighborhood—is opening its retail mall today. Read More.
Construction costs in New York are much higher than around the rest of the United States. One reason is the city’s notorious Scaffold Law. Read More.
The Left's opposition to fracking has led them to encourage New Yorkers to cut down forests and burn them for heat. Read More.
New York’s buses and subways are a mess, and part of the problem is New York’s elected officials: they continually deflect responsibility for running the MTA. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio announced that he is ending one of his signature education initiatives—the Renewal Schools program. Read More.
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