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Jose Pimentel is arraigned at Manhattan criminal court, Sunday, Nov. 20, in New York. Pimentel, an "al-Qaida sympathizer" accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City as well as U.S. troops returning home, was charged with criminal possession of explosive devices with the intent to use in a terrorist manner. AP/Jefferson Siegel.
John Farley  |  November 21, 2011 11:36 AM | 1 Comment
The NYPD arrested Jose Pimentel on terrorism-related charges over the weekend. The suspect's plans allegedly included attacking American soldiers and members of the NYPD. But some are questioning the nature and timing of the arrest.
The Boston Consulting Group is a major player in the government strategy market. This year, the New York City Housing Authority bought it on to replicate its Atlanta project in New York. Exactly what it's doing is not clear. City Limits/Marc Fader
Ruth Ford for City Limits  |  November 21, 2011 9:59 AM | Comments
In the past year, the housing authority has let contracts worth $10 million to a consultant to oversee a major restructuring. The content of that advice is under wraps.City Limits reports.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn believes the Republican Party's opposition to gay rights will hurt them in the next election season.Flickr/Ennui Poet
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  November 18, 2011 10:39 AM | 1 Comment
The bill to create a living wage gets a hearing in City Council next week as both sides lobby furiously — and wonder what Christine Quinn will do.
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City Hall News  |  November 18, 2011 10:38 AM | Comments
This week Occupy Wall Street occupied... Wall Street. Protesters also spilled over into most of lower Manhattan. With all the action, stakes are high for this week's winners and losers list.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the work of his Center for Economic Opportunity in 2007, but in the years since poverty in New York has increased. Flickr/Jim Gillooly for PEI.
Glen Pasanen for Gotham Gazette  |  November 16, 2011 10:40 AM | Comments
New figures confirm that poverty is increasing in New York City. What's the city's response? Budget cuts.
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Adrienne Day for City Limits  |  November 15, 2011 2:00 PM | 1 Comment
The role of private firms in developing city policy has expanded. Have accountability and transparency kept pace?
Wall Street protesters occupy a wall on Canal Street after being kicked out of Zuccotti Park. At 10:30 a.m., the protesters marched back to Zuccotti, where they were met with police barricades. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis.
John Farley and Sam Lewis  |  November 15, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: November 17, 2011 10:09 AM | 8 Comments

Fifteen hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the police to clear Zuccotti park, a state Supreme Court judge denied a motion to allow protesters to return to the park with their belongings.

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Earlier this week, protesters gathered outside the Department Of Education Building. Standardized testing was a hot topic among protesters. Creative Commons/Myra Iraqal
Dan Brown  |  November 14, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Who profits from public education? Occupy Wall Street should head uptown to the McGraw-Hill Building, where standardized tests are created.VIDEO
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Sam Lewis  |  November 9, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The story of how two strangers conspired to save an abandoned rail in the late '90s and transform it into a vital urban park.VIDEO
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City Hall News  |  November 4, 2011 9:27 AM | Comments
Occupy Albany hit its stride, while those Zuccotti Park hit a speed bump. The recessions hit home for kids when Bloomberg downsized his Halloween candy. This week's winners and losers...
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