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Opening night of Riverfront Stadium in Newark, N.J.: Newark Bears vs. the Lehigh Valley Diamonds, Friday, July 16, 1999. The $34 million minor league stadium, and the nearby New Jersey Performing Arts Center, were built in downtown Newark to help revitalize the city. AP/Mike Derer
NJ Today  |  October 17, 2012 11:34 AM | Comments
The betting will likely be limited to the state's casinos and four racetracks.VIDEO
Agave Kiss captures the Cicada grade III at Aqueduct in Queens. Since Gov. Andrew Cuomo has taken the reigns of the New York Racing Association, the horse racing world is anxiously awaiting the governor's decision on the sport's future. AP/New York Racing Association
Susan Arbetter for The Capitol Report  |  October 17, 2012 7:39 AM | Comments
The state takes in more money than Nevada and New Jersey, combined.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral  |  October 17, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Some New York state residents say hydraulic fracturing will bring jobs and other opportunities to the region.VIDEO
NY Tech Meet up Todd Park 2 Flickr Qool Foto
Lauren Keyson for NY Tech Meetup  |  October 16, 2012 12:25 PM | Comments
Apps related to the elections and political debate launched at this month's tech meetup in New York.
Koch featured
Bob Feinberg  |  October 15, 2012 4:01 PM | Comments
The premiere of the documentary "Koch" and a Q&A with the three-term mayor was a highlight of the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Rockaways Pipeline Hompage Image Flickr Rachel in Wonderland
Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  October 15, 2012 3:36 PM | 2 Comments

Construction of new gas pipelines along Flatbush Avenue, the Gateway National Recreation Area and Rockaways involve different government overseers, National Grid and the Oklahoma-based Williams Companies.

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October 15, 2012 1:35 PM | Comments
Local elections and how changes in ethnic communities are being mapped. Guest Nobel Laureate Joseph Stiglitz. How the Arthur Ashe Institute is saving lives.VIDEO
More trash awaits processing in Peekskill. After the burning, the ash is cooled and sifted for recyclable metal and the remains, about 10 percent of the initial volume, are sent to landfills. Photo by Marc Fader/ City Limits.
Bill Hughes for City Limits  |  October 11, 2012 11:59 AM | Comments
A Bloomberg administration plan pits concerns about city spending and carbon emissions against fears of environmental injustice.
An adoptable pet who visited City Hall in 2010 for the announcement of a major grant to the Mayor's Alliance for NYC's Animals, a coalition of more than 160 animal rescue groups and shelters that work with Animal Care & Control of NYC. Image courtesy of City Limits.
Jillian Jonas for City Limits  |  October 9, 2012 11:55 AM | Comments
The executive director and director of operations of New York's Animal Care & Control resigned last week as the city's shelter system faces criticism and a key court fight.
Students at the Global Learning Collaborative public school in New York City use digital technologies to connect with the world. Photo courtesy of the school.
Geoff Decker for Gotham Schools  |  October 9, 2012 11:41 AM | Comments
Officials want to raise the bar, but also outsource some of the work.
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