A majority of City Council members has moved to take on the Obama administration and current city policy in an effort to reduce the threat of deportation for some of New York’s undocumented residents.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey’s plan to increase tolls is just the latest in a series of cost saving measures — is there a cautionary tale from other urban centers or a creative model the region can follow?
New York’s first politician imperiled by voting for same-sex marriage isn’t an upstate Republican — it’s a Democratic Assemblyman from New York City scrambling for support in a special election.
MetroFocus caught up with some of New York’s newest representatives as they recovered from marathon legislative sessions that dragged into summer. Among the big surprises in their new lives as legislators? Being recognized while buying toilet paper from the corner store.
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
The crisis in the national housing market has slipped from the front pages, but in New York’s neighborhoods of color, the twin crises of foreclosures and joblessness are still big stories. This slideshow features a series of images taken in Jamaica, Queens, one of city’s hardest hit neighborhoods for foreclosures.
This is not a winning combination. Police and fire departments in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut are currently embroiled in scandals over racism within their ranks.
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.
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. Gotham Gazette reports.