On Oct. 5, about 15,000 people and 15 unions marched together in Lower Manhattan. At night, the scene turned ugly, as police used pepper spray and batons on the protesters.
As the Metropolitan Transit Authority is about to embark on the largest borrowing program in its history, the Transit Workers Union has decided to take up its megaphone and question just how much money Wall Street is making off the MTA’s debt.
President Clinton will address the first meeting of statewide Regional Economic Development Councils in Albany this week. The Capitol Report’s Susan Arbetter reports.
On one Tuesday in September, visits to 12 food pantries and soup kitchens in Brooklyn yielded unique stories of why patrons came, and reports from operators of rising demand. City Limits reports.
MetroFocus spent several days exploring the streets around the World Trade Center site. We wanted to see how the events of Sept. 11 still shape people’s daily experiences. We scouted out Wall Street brokers, queried local shopkeepers and chatted with construction workers. Here are their portraits and their stories.
Angela Sheldon, whose first day at Hunter College High School is Thursday, writes about how she’s going to teach her seventh and 10th grade students about the events of 9/11.
When Bob Turner came to Multimedia Entertainment in 1991, it was a cash cow for its parent company Multimedia. But after a promising start, profits at the company took a sharp nosedive under his watch. City Hall News reports.
More poor New Yorkers who don’t get food stamps — or whose benefits leave their cupboards bare – have turned to private groups for aid, forcing charities to struggle to meet the demand. Gotham Gazette reports.