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Councilmember Daniel Dromm on Soon-to-Launch Municipal ID Program

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm answers questions about what he calls this “must-have accessory for all New Yorkers."

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Adrian Benepe  |  September 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Adrian Benepe recounts his 30-plus year career working in city parks in the book "Central Park: An Anthology" and in his interview on MetroFocus.VIDEO
Health Commissioner Thomas Farley, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services Linda Gibbs and Chairman and CEO of Forest City Ratner developers Bruce Ratner congratulate each other at a press event following the passage of the ban on sugary drinks over 16 ounces in size. Flickr/ nycmayorsoffice
Georgia Kral  |  September 13, 2012 4:13 PM | 1 Comment
Bloomberg's fight against obesity and diabetes includes limiting the size of sweet drinks sold at certain establishments.
Rafael Pi Roman MetroFocus Show
September 13, 2012 12:02 PM | Comments
On the next MetroFocus: Gun violence, and interviews with the former NYC Parks Commissioner, Israel's Consul General and New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof.VIDEO
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Georgia Kral and Perry Santanachote for NYC-ARTS  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
More than just political actions are planned to mark the first year of the Occupy movement.VIDEO
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Elisabeth Ponsot for Need to Know  |  September 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

The state’s Dignity for All Students Act goes further than any in its history to define what constitutes a “safe and supportive” learning environment.

New York State Capitol building
David Howard King for the Gotham Gazette  |  September 12, 2012 11:56 AM | 1 Comment
Will voters be sending future jailbirds to Albany, or will they put their faith in people with unfamiliar names who promise change? Here are a few highlights from the dozens of primaries playing out in the city.
Montclair State University (MSU) entrance in Montclair, N.J. The majority of the 10 companies participating in the LaunchPad tech accelerator there are from N.J.; the rest are from New York. Photo courtesy of MSU.
Young Soo Yang for NJ Today  |  September 10, 2012 10:28 AM | Comments
Mentorship, office space at Montclair State University and $20,000 in seed capital was given to 10 companies.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott said that. AP/Mike Groll
John Farley  |  September 7, 2012 3:00 PM | Comments
The analysis broke down graduation rates by race and country of origin, and looked at students who were discharged vs. those who dropped out.
The journalist Norman Oder has been chronicling the story of the Atlantic Yards development on his watchdog blog Atlantic Yards Report for more than five years. Photo by Jonathan Barkey.
Georgia Kral  |  September 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
The Barclays Center opens Sept. 28. Is it according to plan and what happens next?VIDEO
New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly speaks during a ceremony to promote police officer Feris Jones to detective Tuesday, Oct. 26, 2010  in New York.  (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
Maura R. O'Connor for The New York World  |  September 5, 2012 3:40 PM | 1 Comment
Is the NYPD violating New Yorkers civil rights one summons at a time? What the geography of 350,000 pink slips in New York City reveals.
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