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City Journal's Steve Malanga critiques Cuomo's plan to build a convention center in Queens, a tactic he says has failed to grow business in other cities and ultimately leaves taxpayers on the hook for ballooning costs.
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
Occupy Wall Street has revealed that the concept of "privately owned public spaces" is at odds with itself.
Cuomo's ethics commission was supposed to be fighting corruption and bringing transparency to the capital by now, but we just found out who's on it. And the appointments are raising some eyebrows.VIDEO
A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was -- by an extremely rough estimate -- about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. allegedly collected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent at a Brooklyn fundraiser but he claimed expenses in Albany that day. The Capitol reports.
So far this year, police officers have stopped and frisked more than 1,500 New Yorkers a day on average, a statistic that may rise by the end of 2011.
The failure of Washington lawmakers to present a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget could cost New York $5 billion in federal subsidies. VIDEO