For political novices, New York’s maze of arcane election laws makes running for office nearly impossible. But even the pros can get tripped up. City Hall News reports.
Every 10 years, following the release of new census data, congressional seats are reapportioned based on changes in population. And that’s where the political fun begins. Thursday, the panel charged with putting together a redistricting plan for the 2012 election will host a hearing in Albany. Check out our redistricting redux for a primer.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is ramping up its economic development efforts with a $1 billion pot of money. New York City will compete for some of that – but already draws on an even larger local pool of cash and incentives.
Controversy has consumed the construction of three arenas in recent years. Why does the combination of sports and development incite such furious debate?
Here’s our scientific assessment of who’s up and who’s down this week. Greg Ball — The Hudson Valley lawmaker raked in nearly $337,000 in campaign cash during the first half of this year, more than any of his fellow first-year state senators. This is a positive development for Ball, who made headlines in the past by finding a dead goat […]
One year ago, the city began branding restaurants with grades based on cleanliness and food safety — but how can you tell what the conditions are for workers?
John Mattingly’s reputation suffered as a results of a handful of horrific events, including the 2006 murder of Nixzmary Brown. But now fewer kids are in foster care and more are living with families. The director of the Center for New York City Affairs weighs in on how Mattingly handled one of “the most difficult” jobs in urban government.
Over the past week, news about the Bronx has cast the borough in a spectrum of lights, from a model for urban redevelopment to a place riddled with failing infrastructure.
Policies and programs to improve food access, nurture community gardens and promote healthy school food were largely ignored in the city’s sustainability plan. Gotham Gazette reports.