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Steve Rosenbaum  |  November 17, 2011 2:29 PM | 1 Comment
As New York City's newly named, first-ever Entrepreneur At Large, how can I help the city's vibrant start-up community make the city a haven for other entrepreneurs? VIDEO
Wall Street protesters occupy a wall on Canal Street after being kicked out of Zuccotti Park. At 10:30 a.m., the protesters marched back to Zuccotti, where they were met with police barricades. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis.
John Farley and Sam Lewis  |  November 15, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: November 17, 2011 10:09 AM | 8 Comments

Fifteen hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the police to clear Zuccotti park, a state Supreme Court judge denied a motion to allow protesters to return to the park with their belongings.

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City Hall News  |  November 11, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Election Day had its share of real winners and losers but we highlight the behind-the-scenes operatives, the game-changing endorsements, and the officials who bet it all and won (or lost) big.
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Daniel Katz  |  November 10, 2011 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

The nearly 33,000 garment workers in New York are facing the same troubles that European immigrants successfully tackled two generations ago. The way the unions succeeded back then was to engage in a meaningful way in people’s lives beyond the factory floor.

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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
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Matt Draper  |  November 7, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: December 5, 2011 9:48 AM | 15 Comments
Passengers love to complain about New York City's 100,000-plus taxicab and limousine drivers. But what do they say about us, the riders? MetroFocus hit the road to find out.
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City Hall News  |  November 4, 2011 9:27 AM | Comments
Occupy Albany hit its stride, while those Zuccotti Park hit a speed bump. The recessions hit home for kids when Bloomberg downsized his Halloween candy. This week's winners and losers...
Occupy Wall Street protester Ann Shirazi appeared in court on disorderly conduct charges on Nov. 3. Shirazi, along with 53 others refused a dismissal offer that would have limited their ability to protest in the future. AP/Steven Hirsch.
Laura van Straaten  |  November 3, 2011 3:20 PM | 10 Comments
On Nov. 3, the first batch of Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested in the first wave of mass arrests appeared in court. The majority refused a deal offered by prosecutors and opted instead to proceed to trial.VIDEO
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  November 2, 2011 10:46 AM | Comments
Denis Hughes, the powerful president of the New York AFL-CIO that serves 2.5 million union members, has told multiple associates he is not planning to run for re-election.
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Andrew Laties  |  November 2, 2011 4:00 AM | Updated: Nov. 3, 2011 12:00PM | 5 Comments
A new report shows that the growth of retail chains in New York City has slowed. How can independent businesses deploy their strengths and seize the day?
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