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Sam Lewis  |  September 9, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Leading up to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of that day still shape people’s daily experiences.
Angela Sheldon taking a needed respite from teaching. Sheldon is one of many teachers concerned with how to teach the events of 9/11 to a generation who can barely remember them. Photo courtesy of Angela Sheldon.
Angela Sheldon  |  September 8, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
Angela Sheldon, whose first day at Hunter College High School is Thursday, writes about how she's going to teach her seventh and 10th grade students about the events of 9/11.
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Laura Vanderkam for City Journal  |  September 7, 2011 2:42 PM | Comments
Can the public-private model save neglected parks without rich neighbors?
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  August 31, 2011 10:07 AM | Comments
When Bob Turner came to Multimedia Entertainment in 1991, it was a cash cow for its parent company Multimedia, but after a promising start, profits at the company took a sharp nosedive under his watch. City Hall News reports.
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Michelle Chan for Gotham Gazette  |  August 30, 2011 10:16 AM | Comments
More poor New Yorkers who don't get food stamps — or whose benefits leave their cupboards bare – have turned to private groups for aid.
Port Authority approves revised toll hike plan. Can Port Authority learn lessons from other cities? Twitter/Greg Mocker.
Sam Lewis and John Farley  |  August 19, 2011 11:18 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 10:10 AM | 3 Comments
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's plan to increase tolls is just the latest in a series of cost saving measures -- is there a cautionary tale from other urban centers or a creative model the region can follow?
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Catherine Dunn for City Limits  |  August 17, 2011 7:55 AM | 1 Comment
The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but it's still big news in New York's neighborhoods of color.
The Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Manhattan. If the Port Authority toll increases happen, the fee for those paying in cash to cross the bridge will jump to $15. Flickr/ H.L.I.T.
John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 18, 2011 06:22 PM | 121 Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.VIDEO
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Zach Bergson for Gotham Gazette  |  August 15, 2011 11:00 AM | 1 Comment
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it.
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Melissa Galvez  |  August 12, 2011 12:03 PM | Comments
Snooki and the gang are in Italy for the season but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hits his state's beaches to highlight the importance of clean water and a thriving tourism economy.VIDEO
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