Government & Politics

Albany's Role in Developing Business Opportunity on Long Island

State Assemblyman Charles Levine and Andrea Lohneiss, former regional director for the Empire State Development Corporation, discuss the role that Albany plays in building and developing business opportunity and growth on Long Island.

Planning Comission Chair Amanda Burden, Mayor Bloomberg and Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) Commissioner Mathew Wambua stand on the over-size blueprint for the city's new micro-units. HPD has put out a request for proposals seeking a developer to build the tiny apartments in Kip's Bay. Photo by Edward Reed for the City of New York
John Farley  |  July 13, 2012 4:00 AM | 11 Comments
The city's proposal for teeny apartments is part of a larger movement to fill the evolving needs of a growing population.
Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Georgia Kral  |  July 12, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
MetroFocus speaks to smokers and tobacco vendors after the court tells the city to roll up its graphic anti-smoking posters.
Taxi drivers and union members gathered on the steps of City Hall Wednesday. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 11, 2012 6:58 PM | Updated: July 12, 2012 2:36PM | 6 Comments
If the proposed fare increase is approved, six cents per ride will be deposited into a healthcare fund for drivers.
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Michelle Sartor  |  July 11, 2012 2:13 PM | Comments
New Jersey lawmakers have passed a bill reforming teacher tenure in the state, a step towards improving public education, says Senator Teresa Ruiz.VIDEO
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Rachel Cromidas and Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools  |  July 11, 2012 1:37 PM | Comments
Legal battles between the city and the United Federation of Teachers are typically long, drawn-out affairs. But not yesterday.
American terrier mixes, like this rescue dog from Pennsylvania, make up a large portion of the dogs in Animal Care and Control's shelters. Both Hero and Billy were terrier mixes. Flickr/robswatski.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 10, 2012 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
Animal Care and Control plans new placement services but advocates worry about euthanasia rates at shelters.
Photo courtesy of the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance
John Farley  |  July 9, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On City of Water Day, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance will reintroduce New York to its lifeblood.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 6, 2012 4:00 AM | 9 Comments
The MTA's plans to divert riders with disabilities to public transportation and taxis are being questioned by advocates.
A cyclist cruises down a New York City bike lane. Both houses of Congress passed a new transportation bill on Friday, which, according to the organization America Bikes, could reduce bike and pedestrian funding by 60 to 70 percent. Flickr/CarlosPacheco
John Farley  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
The bill, passed at the last minute in Congress, received both sighs of relief and strong negative reactions from law makers and transit advocates.
The Nissan NV200, aka the Taxi of Tomorrow, has disability rights advocates protesting its inaccessibility. AP/ Richard Drew.
Georgia Kral  |  July 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
Disability rights advocates suffered a defeat last week, but are already gearing up for a comeback.
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