Economy

The Pension Peril: NY Comptroller Scott Stringer Proposes Reforms

More than 700,000 civil servants – both retired and active – are eligible for pensions in New York City. But are their pensions in peril?

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Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  October 1, 2012 6:33 PM | 1 Comment
In November, 2011, the Cuomo administration announced it would issue fracking regulations within a year. The DEC has announced it won't meet that deadline.VIDEO
Every week, the team behind the greenmarket at the New York Botanical Garden updates a phone system that allows customers to call in and hear what’s fresh that week. Organizers say that helps families plan healthy meals. Photo courtesy of Erin Brodwin/ City Limits.
CUNY 2012 Street News Team for City Limits  |  September 27, 2012 3:15 PM | Comments
A group of reporters from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism harvested scenes from the city’s outdoor supermarkets.
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Philly Bubaris  |  September 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The festival in October brings native performers home (such as Patti LuPone and Blue Öyster Cult) and creates a new regional arts and culture website.
Councilmember Gale Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side of Manhattan, says shelter residents need help finding affordable permanent housing. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  September 26, 2012 3:15 PM | 2 Comments

The city is boasting prevention programs and job training, while City Council members say rental subsidies are needed.

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Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Barclays Center opens on Friday, and neighborhood groups are demanding accountability.VIDEO
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Desirée Taylor for NJ Today  |  September 21, 2012 7:21 PM | Comments
According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 32,000 Camden residents live below the poverty line.
A teen in The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Aid Society.
Christina Knight  |  September 20, 2012 3:01 PM | Comments
On Sept. 22, public television stations across the nation will highlight the nation's dropout crisis on American Graduate Day.VIDEO
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
September 19, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
National and local gun politics, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe, Israel's Consul General and journalists Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.VIDEO
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September 19, 2012 2:35 PM | Comments

In an interview with MetroFocus, the husband and wife team share what motivated them to take on the difficult subject of violence against women and girls.

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September 19, 2012 1:27 PM | Comments
The Consul General joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman for an interview on cultivating ties between New York and Israel. VIDEO
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