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The Bayonne Bridge connects Staten Island to Manhattan. If the Port Authority toll increases happen, the fee for those paying in cash to cross the bridge will jump to $15. Flickr/ H.L.I.T.
John Farley  |  August 16, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 18, 2011 06:22 PM | 121 Comments
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will support a toll hike, but one that is substantially less than originally proposed by the Port Authority, reported ABC News. ABC reported that the governors will support a toll increase of $1.50 at peak hours, and a 25 cent increase on PATH fares.VIDEO
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Zach Bergson for Gotham Gazette  |  August 15, 2011 11:00 AM | Comments
New policies by the HIV/AIDS Service Administration make it even more difficult for people living with the disease to obtain affordable housing, let alone pay for it.
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Melissa Galvez  |  August 12, 2011 12:03 PM | Comments
Snooki and the gang are in Italy for the season but New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie hits his state's beaches to highlight the importance of clean water and a thriving tourism economy.VIDEO
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Daniel T. Allen  |  August 12, 2011 10:12 AM | 1 Comment
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has made it known that he's exploring the idea of opening commercial casinos to increase state revenue. Capitol Report's Liz Ayers reports from Albany.VIDEO
Case manager Javier Osorio visits Grace Moore in her Brooklyn apartment.
Patrick Egan for City Limits  |  August 11, 2011 10:23 AM | Comments
New York City's senior centers avoided a disastrous budget cut this year. But the passing of that threat masks a subtler one: the gradual erosion of an array of services New York City offers its elderly. City Limits reports.
The Fulton Houses on 17th Street in Manhattan. The New York City Housing Authority, the landlord for public housing like the Fulton Houses, is having trouble keeping its top employees. Flickr/dandeluca
Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  August 10, 2011 9:54 AM | Comments
Two years after Mayor Michael Bloomberg tapped Wall Street veteran John Rhea to provide new leadership at the embattled New York City Housing Authority, the agency’s top ranks are emptying out.
According to a new resident survey, Fifty-seven percent gave a 'D' or 'F' for the maintenance; the average grade for management was a C-. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Alexa Kasdan and Lindsay Cattell  |  August 10, 2011 6:00 AM | 1 Comment
Public housing buildings are full of broken elevators, mold and leaky ceilings, impacting the quality of life for residents. The New York City Housing Authority can and should do better by these residents.
Plans to charge drivers to cross 60th Street from uptown, and impose tolls for the first time on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Ed Koch Queensboro bridges.
Adam Lisberg City Hall News  |  August 9, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Could the Port Authority’s proposed $4 toll increase on Hudson River bridges and tunnels be the catalyst to put tolls on the free East River bridges and impose congestion pricing?
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Ed Koch  |  August 8, 2011 1:03 PM | 1 Comment
Former New York Gov. Hugh Carey died on Sunday, Aug. 7. Three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch gives a personal tribute to the man he calls the "greatest governor of the modern era."
. In New York, federal and state funding for the weatherization program provides jobs for people who might otherwise be out of work and helping lower-income people save money on heating and cooling their homes. Flick/Greenforall.org
Marc Bussanich for Gotham Gazette  |  August 8, 2011 10:33 AM | 2 Comments
Despite a push for environmentally friendly jobs and visions of a more sustainable city, the private sector has been slow to create new opportunities.
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