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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver speaks during a news conference at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. Good government groups are calling on the state ethics commission tio investigate Silver's handling of Vito Lopez's sexual harassment scandal. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  August 31, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: 9/11/2012 6:59 AM | 1 Comment
JCOPE votes to broadly investigate the Assembly's handling of Vito Lopez's sexual harassment scandal.VIDEO
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Desirée Taylor for NJ Today  |  August 30, 2012 2:22 PM | Comments
Effective and passionate communicator or too bombastic? Opinions about Christie’s keynote speech vary greatly.VIDEO
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Rachel Cromidas for GothamSchools  |  August 29, 2012 11:56 AM | Comments
The Department of Education has revised portions of its disciplinary code to make consequences for poor behavior less strict for the youngest students.
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Norman Oder for City Limits  |  August 28, 2012 11:34 AM | Comments
Documents reveal tense negotiations between housing officials and Ratner over the affordable housing in the first Atlantic Yards residential tower.
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Jarrett Murphy for City Limits  |  August 24, 2012 12:10 PM | 1 Comment
After two Supreme Court decisions clarifying the right to bear arms, many thought New York state and city gun restrictions would be the next target. So far, challenges have been few.
Barclays Arena in Atlantic Yards will come under the jurisdiction of the NYPD's 78th Precinct on Oct. 21. But residents still have many concerns including traffic, parking, drunken event-goers and how expanded police operations in the area. Flickr/ChrisHamby
John Farley  |  August 24, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The 78th Precinct's borders will soon expand to include the home of the Brooklyn Nets and major arena events, and neighbors have opening night jitters.
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John Farley  |  August 23, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Do NYC urban planners have infrastructure and environmental advice for slum-filled cities in other parts of the world?
The all black NYC by way of D.C. band, Bad Brains, fused hardcore with reggae in the 1980s, helping pave the way for the afro-punk movement. Photo courtesy of Midnight Raver
John Farley  |  August 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
From black punks to Erykah Badu to skateboarding, the term "Afro-Punk" and the festival that celebrates it continues to evolve.VIDEO
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Christina Mulligan  |  August 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
This election season, share your views -- or argue them -- with political clubs, meetup groups and debaters. Join a group, or just be their guest at talks, social hours, organizing events and more.
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.
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