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On Aug. 6, Mayor Bloomberg and Park Commissioner Adrian Benepe opened the renovated Rockaway Park in Queens. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office
John Farley  |  August 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The wealth or poverty of a neighborhood is not the determining factor in how nice or well maintained a city park is.
County-run nursing homes in New York are facing financial woes. Flickr/ ulrichkarljoho
Georgia Kral  |  July 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Privatization may be the answer, some executives say. But tax cuts in Washington are also a threat.VIDEO
Currently, New York's Medicaid program costs about $54 million. Flickr/Images_of_Money.
Esha Ray  |  July 30, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
New York plans to expand Medicaid in 2014 under the Affordable Care Act, but the state's expensive program calls for better reform.
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Christina Mulligan  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The American Cancer Society wants upstate New York to get the same dose of anti-smoking measures as New York City.VIDEO
City Council Member Robert Jackson spoke out against the proposal, saying it would hurt small business. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
NYC's proposal to limit sugary beverages to 16 ounces has received national attention. On Wednesday, the public had their chance to speak, but few took the opportunity.
New Yorkers participate in the Parks Department Lap Swim program. Photo by Malcolm Pinckney, NYC Parks and Recreation.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 18, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
Feeling inspired by the upcoming Summer Olympics? Check out our guide to free and low-cost fitness opportunities in New York City.
On July 16, Bloomberg railed against the NYCLU's criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, which the mayor has defended on many occasions. Since May, courts have sided against stop and frisk on three different occasions. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office.
John Farley  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 2012, a number of the mayor's long-term policy strategies have taken major hits from the courts and lawmakers.
Planning Comission Chair Amanda Burden, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua stand on the over-size blueprint for the city's new micro-units. HPD has put out a request for proposals seeking a developer to build the tiny apartments in Kip's Bay. Photo by Edward Reed for the City of New York
John Farley  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
Taxi drivers and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 6:58 PM | Updated: July 12, 2012 2:36PM | 6 Comments
If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers.
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Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  July 11, 2012 6:35 PM | Comments
Former Mayor Ed Koch has called for closing the aging nuclear plant in Westchester County, saying it poses a danger to the 8 million people who live 24 miles to the south in New York City – especially in the wake of what was learned from the Fukushima disaster.
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