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Sam Lewis  |  August 3, 2011 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
Despite an increase in the popularity of specialty food trucks, new rules and regulations limit where they can operate. What can New York learn from other cities?
Deputy Mayor Robert Steel will represent the Bloomberg administration on the regional economic council. Steel said the effort will help the state better focus on growth strategy. AP/Chuck Burton.
Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 1, 2011 10:24 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is ramping up the state's economic development efforts with a $1 billion pot of money. New York City will compete for some of that, but won't let go of its own five-borough initiatives.
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John Farley  |  August 1, 2011 6:00 AM | 5 Comments
Controversy has consumed the construction of three arenas in recent years. Why does the combination of sports and development incite such furious debate?
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Sam Lewis  |  July 28, 2011 8:08 AM | 1 Comment
Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark. Flickr/Wallyg
Bob Feinberg  |  July 26, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
I went to a concert last night…in Newark. I still can’t help but be somewhat amazed by that statement; the “in Newark” part, that is.
MTA CEO Jay Walder announced his resignation this afternoon. Walder will leave to head the Hong Kong-based MTR Corporation in October. AP/Mary Altaffer.
John Farley  |  July 21, 2011 6:06 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 10:26 AM | 1 Comment
MTA CEO Jay Walder abruptly announced his resignation Thursday. Reports indicate that a $924,000 salary in Hong Kong could be the reason for his exit. Who will have the fortitude to take over his job?
Michael Bloomberg
John Farley and Laura van Straaten  |  July 20, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: June 21, 2011 10:13AM | 2 Comments
The mayor has a dream for New York City: to one day rival Silicon Valley as the center for technological innovation. And that may be doable -- the city has replaced Boston as the second largest technology hub in the nation, according to a new report. But the plan is not without its critics.VIDEO
Walmart, traditionally situated in rural and suburban locales, is pushing for an urban location in New York City. Flickr/Walmart Stores.
Kira Cohen  |  July 19, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: November 14, 2011 3:03 PM | 1 Comment
On Monday, Wal-Mart announced its annual holiday season donations -- none of which are going to New York City. Is the retail giant backing out of its plan move into the five boroughs?
New York City students arriving at school. The Times reported the inside scoop on how the city managed to avoid 4,100 teacher layoffs. AP/Seth Wenig.
John Farley  |  July 18, 2011 12:15 PM | Comments
From the fight over suburban charter schools to the discontinuation of a teacher performance bonus program, it's been a busy week and weekend for education in the region. Check out the highlights.
Rupert Murdoch's media empire is beginning to crumble as a result of the phone hacking scandal. It's uncertain how this will affect the News Corp-owned Wall Street Journal and New York Post. Flickr/World Economic Forum.
John Farley  |  July 15, 2011 3:38 PM | Updated: July 22, 2011 1:00 PM | Comments
Following news that the FBI was reaching out to the NYPD as it began an investigation into whether News Corp. journalists attempted to hack the phones of 9/11 victims, the company brought in the big legal guns.
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