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.

Hofstra President Stuart Rabinowitz addressing the university during its Debate 2012 program. Photo courtesy of Hofstra University
Christina Mulligan  |  October 1, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Hofstra University will host the second Presidential Debate, which sees its first female moderator in 20 years -- Candy Crowley.VIDEO
bikers uprise
John Farley  |  September 28, 2012 4:00 AM | 8 Comments

In 1987, cyclists overturned a ban on bikes in Midtown Manhattan, and their action led to increased cycling advocacy. On September 28 they’re celebrating the anniversary in the streets.

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Councilmember Gale Brewer, who represents the Upper West Side of Manhattan, says shelter residents need help finding affordable permanent housing. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral.
Georgia Kral  |  September 26, 2012 3:15 PM | 2 Comments

The city is boasting prevention programs and job training, while City Council members say rental subsidies are needed.

A 48-inch drill head at the 18th Street horizontal directional drill exit site in Jersey City, N.J. Gas pipeline from the New Jersey – New York Expansion Project. Image from the FERC Environmental Compliance Monitoring Program weekly report, Sept. 10-16, 2012.
Matt Hunger for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 26, 2012 1:21 PM | 8 Comments
The New Jersey-New York Expansion Project has sparked protests and legal challenges along its proposed route, particularly in Jersey City and the West Village.VIDEO
Children are performing better in Chemung County, NY, thanks to additional efforts to prepare children for school, starting at a very young age. Photo courtesy of New York Now.
Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 5:30 PM | Comments
Upstate in Chemung County, and here in NYC, new strategies to teach kids before they go to school are being tested.VIDEO
barclays
Georgia Kral  |  September 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
The Barclays Center opens on Friday, and neighborhood groups are demanding accountability.VIDEO
Fracking in Burlington, PA. While fracking has generated significant wealth for the state, opponents wage that it's had a devastating impact on the environment and is not a financially sustainable industry. AP/Ralph Wilson.
Cristian Salazar and Sarah Crean for Gotham Gazette  |  September 24, 2012 3:53 PM | Comments
The city has called for replacing the heavy heating oils used in buildings with substantially cleaner fuels by 2030. That will likely mean an increased reliance on natural gas.
Screen grab via NJ Today
Desirée Taylor for NJ Today  |  September 21, 2012 7:21 PM | Comments
According to figures from the U.S. Census Bureau, nearly 32,000 Camden residents live below the poverty line.
The 70-foot column that supports the statue of Columbus ends here in a coffee table that offers magazine and books to visitors. Photo by Perry Santanachote.
Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 20, 2012 5:22 PM | 1 Comment
The explorer welcomes visitors to his living room high above Columbus Circle, brought to NYC by the artist Tatzu Nishi and Public Art Fund.
A teen in The Carrera Adolescent Pregnancy Prevention Program. Photo courtesy of The Children’s Aid Society.
Christina Knight  |  September 20, 2012 3:01 PM | Comments
On Sept. 22, public television stations across the nation will highlight the nation's dropout crisis on American Graduate Day.VIDEO
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