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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?

The Verizon building at 140 West Street in Lower Manhattan. Photo by Brian Goldberg.
Brian Goldberg  |  November 14, 2012 1:39 PM | Comments
Nearly a third of office space in Lower Manhattan is shuttered after Sandy. Small trading firms had many steps to climb to get their business online again.
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November 13, 2012 12:00 AM | 6 Comments
A look at wealth and questions of disparity with economist Diana Furchtgott-Roth, former New York Times economics columnist Jeff Madrick, and historian Kenneth Jackson. VIDEO
The Lincoln Tunnel approach and "helix" in New Jersey, circa 1955. US Transportation Administration File Photo.
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 12, 2012 5:29 PM | Comments
For every step forward, there was one step backwards for New Jersey Transit on Monday.VIDEO
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Lauren Wanko for NJToday  |  November 8, 2012 8:40 PM | Comments
NJToday takes a look at what towns like Belmar and Neptune are doing to help residents recover from the damage of two storms.VIDEO
Long Beach, Long Island. Photo courtesy Long Island Business Report.
Jim Paymar for Long Island Business Report  |  November 8, 2012 8:34 PM | 3 Comments
Long Island Business Report anchor Jim Paymar visits Long Beach, Long Island, where Hurricane Sandy wiped out power and homes. VIDEO
The National Guard delivered cases of food and water to a distribution site at Surf Avenue and W. 25th Street in Coney Island, Brooklyn.
Doug Turetsky for the IBO  |  November 8, 2012 12:16 PM | Comments
While Hurricane Sandy shares the climatic origins of Irene, the extent of the physical devastation is more akin to 9/11.
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November 6, 2012 7:00 AM | Comments
Today is Election Day. PBS member stations are contributing to this live blog -- see what's happening across the nation!
Truck on Broad Street during Hurricane Sandy recovery. MetroFocus/Christina Knight
Christina Knight  |  November 5, 2012 6:45 PM | 1 Comment
Pick-up trucks, vans, Verizon vehicles, pumps and industrial dehumidifiers create a whirring buzz during recovery efforts.VIDEO
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Beth Garbitelli  |  November 5, 2012 5:14 PM | Comments
The storm is over, but related disasters are still raining down on East Rockaway.
At the poll station at St. Ann's church in Brooklyn Heights, volunteers held signs indicating the direction to proceed in long lines. Photo courtesy of Tom Stewart.
Cristian Salazar for Gotham Gazette  |  November 5, 2012 12:07 PM | Comments
60 polling sites have been relocated, and the Board of Elections offices are without power.
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