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Mayor de Blasio took the unusual step of ordering all high-rise office buildings to set their thermostats to 78 degrees. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio has been on the road lately, pursuing his dream of becoming president. Read More.
New York City’s transportation infrastructure grows more dysfunctional by the day, and solving the crisis seems as remote as ever. Read More.
Midtown Manhattan was cast into darkness for five hours Saturday night as the power grid experienced a failure that knocked out electrical transmissions to tens of thousands of customers. Read More.
A New York State assembly member from lower Manhattan was harassed by street vendors outside a subway station, and when she asked the police to do something about it, they told her that there was nothing to be done. Read More.
The Kings County prosecutor has adopted a soft-on-crime, turn ‘em loose approach to handling arrests, which has resulted in the release of dangerous criminals onto the streets of Brooklyn. Read More.
New York schools chief Richard Carranza is working hard to make change happen—but his kind of change won’t do much to improve education. Read More.
With its properties home to approximately 400,000 residents, NYCHA operates the nation’s largest public-housing program, but its physical stock and finances need serious repair. Read More.
Mayor de Blasio and the city council reached agreement on next year’s budget ahead of schedule. Read More.
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