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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.

Michael Schneider
November 2, 2012 4:23 PM | Updated: Nov. 1, 2012, 2:38 PM | Comments
Coverage of the damage throughout New Jersey, with special editions of NJ Today with Mike Schneider.VIDEO
A tree felled by Hurricane Sandy winds at the Long Meadow of Prospect Park, before 4:45 p.m. on Monday afternoon, before the height of storm. Photo by Marc Rosenblatt.
Christina Knight and Georgia Kral  |  November 2, 2012 4:15 PM | Updated: Nov. 2, 2012, 6:30 AM | Comments
Federal and state laws have been waived, allowing more tankers to deliver fuel to region through the Port of New York. Sandy victims in New York get new aid.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  November 2, 2012 9:55 AM | Updated: Nov. 2, 2012 9:55 AM | Comments
The Holland Tunnel opened Friday to buses only. A transportation emergency makes all MTA services free through Friday. The M and 7 subway lines were added on Friday.
Another driver who worked on Monday and Wednesday, preparing the donation envelopes for clients.  There is a $1.50 suggested donation that clients are asked to pay for meals, but they can pay as little or as much as they want. Many gave extra money on Monday and Wednesday. Photo courtesy QCH.
Meryl Branch-McTiernan  |  November 2, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A Queens nonprofit went the extra mile to deliver more than 500 meals to homebound elderly residents before Sandy hit.VIDEO
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Christina Knight  |  November 1, 2012 1:57 PM | Comments
Mayor Bloomberg announced a coordinated effort to bring meals and water to the 534,000 New Yorkers without power.
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David Howard King for Gotham Gazette  |  November 1, 2012 9:26 AM | Comments
For polling sites in state without power, paper ballots will be used. The processing of absentee ballot applications is delayed.
Many residents of Red Hook Houses ignored evacuation orders and now say they regret it. Photo by Gianna Palmer
Gianna Palmer for The New York World  |  October 31, 2012 2:06 PM | Comments
'Nobody in my building left at all' said one tenant. 'We should have left.'
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
Michael Aron for NJ Today  |  October 31, 2012 9:04 AM | Comments
Christie says politics doesn't have a place in Sandy discussions, but President Obama will be in NJ with the Governor Wednesday.VIDEO
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October 30, 2012 7:28 PM | 1 Comment
NJ Today and MetroFocus assessed the effect of Hurricane Sandy on the region. Watch the livestream archive of the video. VIDEO
Gilbert, from Red Hook, took refuge at the Evacuation Center at John Jay High School in Parks Slope, Brooklyn. Photo by Marc Rosenblatt.
Christina Knight  |  October 30, 2012 9:16 AM | Updated: Oct. 30, 2012, 12:00 PM | 2 Comments
Red Hook and Coney Island residents take shelter in Park Slope and are glad to be there.
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