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John Farley  |  April 2, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The massive development project will be exempt from living wage requirements if a City Council bill passes.
This rendering shows how NYU intends to expand in Greenwich Village by 2031. The school says it needs to grow to survive, but many neighbors say the plan will overwhelm their historic neighborhood. Image courtesy of New York University.
John Farley  |  March 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 10:56 AM | Comments
Community leaders and urban planners discuss the expansion at a public panel at Municipal Art Society.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  March 26, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
Legislation to legalize medicinal cannabis is making strides in Connecticut. Meanwhile, New Jersey is plagued by NIMBY issues.VIDEO
Chris McCallion stands in front his workplace, the iconic Strand Bookstore near Union Square. Strand employees told MetroFocus that a new contract their being offered would pit new and old employees against one another. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis
John Farley  |  March 23, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
Some employees of the beloved Strand Bookstore say the retailer is becoming a corporate-style environment. A new proposed contract isn't helping the dispute.
The state governments of New York and New Jersey have made strides in improving their online data transparency in recent years. However, two reports suggest both states have major room for improvement in different areas. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
John Farley  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Two new reports on state government corruption and digital transparency give New York and New Jersey very different scores. What really counts as transparent?VIDEO
Occupy protester Tom Hintze poses with the handcuffs that were used to arresthim at Zuccotti Park on Saturday. On Monday morning, the NYPD seems to have made a blunder, because Hintze discovered the handcuffs in his backpack. Photo courtesy of Sam Lewis.
John Farley  |  March 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The NYPD sent one jailed Zuccotti protester home without charges, but with the pair of metal handcuffs used during his arrest.
Photo courtesy of Participatory Budgeting NYC.
Georgia Kral  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Residents in four City Council districts prepare to vote on $1 million in capital spending.VIDEO
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Andrea Vasquez and Ally Gimbel  |  March 21, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The Upper East Side townhouse that once belonged to President Franklin Delano Roosevelt has become a modern center for public policy and education.VIDEO
Strand
John Farley  |  March 16, 2012 4:00 AM | 43 Comments

The treasured New York literary retailer has long been considered a great place to work, but many employees say that’s changing. And with the help of the Occupy Wall Street movement, they’re mobilizing.

Dharun Ravi listens to testimony during  Ravi's trial at the Middlesex County Courthouse in New Brunswick, March 12, 2012. Ravi, 20, is accused of using a webcam for the central crime, then using Twitter, instant messages and texts to tell friends about it. He's charged with 15 criminal counts, including bias intimidation and invasion of privacy. His roommate, Tyler Clementi, committed suicide in September 2010, just days after the alleged spying. AP/The Star-Ledger, John O'Boyle, Pool
John Farley  |  March 14, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 21, 2012 3:39 PM | 2 Comments
A nation learns from a landmark case on privacy, technology and bias intimidation.VIDEO
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