Government & Politics

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on Expanding Affordable Housing

Alicia Glen, New York City's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan.

NEA Chairman Rocco Landesman.
Christina Knight  |  November 21, 2012 2:49 PM | Comments
True to his slogan, "Art Works," Rocco Landesman was dedicated to showing art's economic benefits in local communities and to the Gross Domestic Product.
The city Human Resources Administration continues to distribute prepared meals in Coney Island. Photo by Gianna Palmer, The New York World
Gianna Palmer for The New York World  |  November 21, 2012 10:56 AM | Comments
With supermarkets shut down, residents still rely on relief-center groceries three weeks after Sandy.
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Georgia Kral  |  November 21, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
New Yorkers think New Jersey Governor Chris Christie did the best job dealing with the storm, according to a Quinnipiac poll.VIDEO
Map courtesy of the Center for Urban Research.
Andy Beveridge for Gotham Gazette  |  November 20, 2012 12:14 PM | Comments
The next City Council will likely be demographically similar to the current one, though there may be an increase in both Asian and Latino membership.
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NJ Today  |  November 20, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The purpose of the money raised is to assist hurricane victims beyond the money they receive from insurance and FEMA. VIDEO
Jacob Riis Park on the Rockaway Peninsula, nicknamed "The People's Beach," is now a massive short dump. Photo courtesy of the DSNY.
Georgia Kral  |  November 19, 2012 3:18 PM | 1 Comment
The Army Corps of Engineers estimates 3.6 million cubic yards of debris will ultimately be carted out of NYC.VIDEO
Gov. Chris Christie has responded with indifference to questions about whether he's interested in being a vice presidential candidate. Meanwhile, in New Jersey, his polling numbers have dropped slightly. Flickr/forwardstl
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
The contract, which includes the heretofore unheard of concept of merit pay for certain teachers, was celebrated as a potential game changer across New Jersey, and the country.VIDEO
Members of the New York State Senate at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y. At the end of the legislative year, the Senate and Assembly approved Cuomo's teacher evaluation plan. AP/Hans Pennink
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  November 16, 2012 3:39 PM | Comments
Lessening the impact of storms has diverted attention from campaign financing, the minimum wage and marijuana possession laws.
hoboken meeting fema aid
David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 16, 2012 10:47 AM | Comments
After Hurricane Sandy, FEMA and the Small Business Administration don’t always fill the gap left by insurance coverage.VIDEO
The share of total income going to the top 1 percent in NYS and NYC rose sharply between 1980 and 2010. (2011 and 2012 projected.) Graph courtesy of the Fiscal Policy Institute.
Georgia Kral  |  November 15, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments
The Fiscal Policy Institute's report shows the gap between the city's and state's rich and poor has been a trend since the 1970s.VIDEO
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