Economy

The State of Public Pensions in New York and New Jersey

Steve Malanga, senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, and Teresa Ghilarducci, director of the Schwartz Center for Economic Policy Analysis at The New School take a closer look at public pension funds in the tri-state region.

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Menglin Huang  |  August 14, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
An EPA competition launched with 14 participants in 2010. Now 3,300 buildings are competing, with some unusual entrants in the metro region.
The Tappan Zee bridge will be completely replaced in the coming years. Flickr/ duluoz cats
Christina Knight  |  August 10, 2012 6:05 PM | Comments
Governor Andrew Cuomo is calling for a completely new bridge connecting Westchester and Rockland counties.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  August 9, 2012 5:28 PM | Comments
More than a year after a legal move to end unauthorized short-term rentals in apartment buildings, the number of citations is up and complaints continue.
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Christina Mulligan  |  August 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The high cost of milk production is preventing New York dairy farmers from taking advantage of the demand for protein-rich yogurts such as Chobani.VIDEO
The W train, seen here arriving in Astoria, Queens, was discontinued in 2010 due to budget constraints. Residents want it back. Flickr/ heathbrandon.
Georgia Kral  |  August 8, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The MTA is restoring bus lines and creating new ones. But straphangers in parts of the Bronx, Queens and Brooklyn want to know why their services were left out.
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Menglin Huang  |  August 6, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Chart how the upcoming science institutes will drive the city's technological and economic future.
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Menglin Huang  |  August 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The city is helping Columbia open a new campus by offsetting some energy costs, a practice that is more common than you might think.
More than 1.8 million city residents received foods stamps in December, 2010. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Need to Know  |  August 3, 2012 11:50 AM | Comments
Need to Know shines a human light on families in need.VIDEO
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Bijan Rezvani  |  August 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
MetroFocus reviews recent news around MTA advertisements, the basic mechanics of MTA's ad system and what it means to have it in your pocket.
Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries speaks with a Prospect Heights resident on Bergen Street at one of his summer Subway Office Hours events. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  August 2, 2012 11:10 AM | Comments

For six years, Hakeem Jeffries has been meeting constituents outside the subway stations in his district.

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