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Councilmember Daniel Dromm on Soon-to-Launch Municipal ID Program

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm answers questions about what he calls this “must-have accessory for all New Yorkers."

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June 21, 2013 5:19 PM | Comments
This week on MetroFocus, we begin our interviews with the candidates for New York City mayor. Democratic candidate and current city Comptroller John Liu joins Rafael Pi Roman to discuss a fair wage, stop and frisk, and why he's "the most thoroughly investigated candidate in the history of New York." VIDEO
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June 19, 2013 2:53 PM | Comments
Rebuilding NYC after Sandy, no swimming at NJ beaches, new book on MLK, IKEA wedding vows.VIDEO
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Jon Lentz, City & State  |  June 18, 2013 9:36 AM | Comments
It’s a good thing that the primary for the New York City mayor’s race wasn’t scheduled for June–at least for voters in Bayside, Queens.
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Beth Garbitelli  |  June 12, 2013 3:17 PM | Comments
As if the New York City mayor’s race, a string of scandals in the New York legislature and the gubernatorial campaign in New Jersey weren’t enough for the region, a new special senatorial race in the Garden State has been added to the docket for the next few months. VIDEO
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June 12, 2013 3:13 PM | Comments
On this edition of MetroFocus: a new proposal for a parks alliance, political power in New York and New Jersey, the history of Greenwich Village, and works from an upstate sculptor.VIDEO
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Aaron Short, City & State  |  June 11, 2013 11:56 AM | Comments
Upper West Side voters like Councilwoman Gale Brewer, a candidate for Manhattan borough president, but otherwise few are paying attention to any candidates outside of the mayor’s race.
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Michael Aron, NJ Today  |  June 7, 2013 11:13 AM | Comments
Jeff Chiesa was a surprise pick. Of the dozen or more names in circulation this week, the pundits overlooked one of Chris Christie’s closest confidantes.VIDEO
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Matthew J. Perlman and Nicholas Wells, City Limits  |  June 5, 2013 10:12 AM | Comments
Camaguey Restaurant patrons hold nuanced views on charter schools and teacher evaluations, and feel the state of the schools is more important than who's mayor.
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Michael Sullivan, The New York World  |  June 3, 2013 9:53 AM | Comments
With 10 major-party candidates weighing in on a slew of issues, The New York World sorts out who stands for what in the hotly contested race for New York City mayor.
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Nick Powell, City & State  |  May 30, 2013 10:09 AM | Comments
The dog days of campaign season are beginning to set in and the patrons at W’s in Tottenville are already feeling mayoral race fatigue.
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