Government & Politics

Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

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.
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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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David Cruz for NJ Today  |  November 14, 2012 11:24 PM | Comments
FEMA has said the most common need in Jersey City is housing for the large number of displaced victims.VIDEO
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Rick Karr  |  November 14, 2012 11:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 16, 2012 3:45 PM | Comments
Rick Karr reports on efforts to help residents at Knickerbocker Village on Manhattan’s Lower East Side and is joined by NY State Senator Daniel Squadron.VIDEO
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November 14, 2012 7:00 PM | Comments
Post-Sandy topics include continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, the power grid, and tips on how to put traumatic events in perspective for children. VIDEO
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November 14, 2012 3:33 PM | Comments
This edition of MetroFocus explores storm-related topics, from the continuing efforts to bring light and heat to thousands, to tips on how to put traumatizing events in perspective for children.VIDEO
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Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  November 13, 2012 6:27 PM | Comments
The brunt of their criticism was directed at the Long Island Power Authority. VIDEO
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
Geoff Decker and Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  November 13, 2012 8:32 AM | Comments
Six city schools that were damaged by Hurricane Sandy won’t reopen until 2013.
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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
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