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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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City Hall News  |  July 29, 2011 10:29 AM | 1 Comment
Here’s our scientific assessment of who’s up and who’s down this week.
COLORS is a worker-owned cooperative dedicated to improving working conditions, wages, racial equality, and career mobility in the restaurant industry. Former workers from Windows on the Word established the restaurant on 417 Lafayette Street in Manhattan. Photo AP/Bebeto Matthews
Sam Lewis  |  July 29, 2011 6:00 AM | 3 Comments
One year ago, the city began branding restaurants with grades based on cleanliness and food safety -- but how can you tell what the conditions are for workers?
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Andrew White  |  July 28, 2011 1:04 PM | 3 Comments
John Mattingly's reputation suffered as a results of a handful of horrific events, including the 2006 murder of Nixzmary Brown. But now fewer kids are in foster care and more are living with families. The director of the Center for New York City Affairs weighs in on how Mattingly handled one of "the most difficult" jobs in urban government. VIDEO
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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.
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Nevin Cohen for Gotham Gazette  |  July 28, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
Policies and programs to improve food access, nurture community gardens and promote healthy school food were largely ignored in the city’s sustainability plan.
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John Farley  |  July 27, 2011 2:27 PM | Comments
Administration for Child Services Commissioner John Mattingly announced on Tues. that he is resigning after seven years of service. On Weds., Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed his replacement, Family Court Judge Ronald E. Richter, who inherits a complicated legacy.
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John Farley  |  July 25, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
"DAMN!" documents the gubernatorial campaign of Jimmy McMillan -- perhaps New York City's zaniest political candidate since Norman Mailer -- and illuminates larger questions about contemporary media and celebrity along the way. The film has a sneak preview this week.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  July 22, 2011 10:25 AM | Comments
We’re not sure what to think about MTA Chairman Jay Walder’s resignation. He’s a winner for landing a lucrative job building the future, but a loser for leaving the job he was born to do. And MTA riders? Write your own joke.
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?
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