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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."

A man rides an electric bicycle down Ninth Avenue in Hell's Kitchen. MetroFocus/ Georgia Kral
Georgia Kral  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 27 Comments
The bikes are illegal, but are prevalent on city streets. Restaurant visits by the Department of Transportation and a bill to increase fines may cut down on their use.
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  July 20, 2012 4:00 AM | 4 Comments

Mayor Bloomberg’s New Housing Marketplace plan is on track to create or preserve 165,000 units of affordable housing. However, units for middle class New Yorkers are lagging behind, according to a recent report.

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Rafael Pi Roman, host of MetroFocus.
July 19, 2012 5:44 PM | 1 Comment
From transit experts to New Yorkers seeking traffic safety, MetroFocus looks at new proposals and the large-scale projects that will improve overburdened transit systems.VIDEO
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NJToday  |  July 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Hearings are scheduled to start July 19, when lawmakers will discuss the possibility of allowing casinos outside of Atlantic City.VIDEO
A coalition of leaders supporting tech in Queens gathered Wednesday near City Hall. L-R: Art Chang, Christine Quinn, Adam Milligan, Jukay Hsu, Elizabeth Hendrey, Ydanis Rodriguez. Photo by William Alatriste, New York City Council
Georgia Kral  |  July 19, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Tech education for New Yorkers will extend past Brooklyn and Manhattan, starting this fall.
Staci Berger, Director of Policy and Advocacy at the Housing and Community Development Network of NJ
NJ Today  |  July 18, 2012 1:28 PM | Comments
The NJ Department of Community Affairs must explain to towns why they may lose money accumulated since 2008 and give them the opportunity to appeal.VIDEO
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City & State  |  July 18, 2012 1:14 PM | Comments
City & State profiled transit's major players about the big infrastructure issues.
On July 16, Bloomberg railed against the NYCLU's criticism of the NYPD's stop and frisk policy, which the mayor has defended on many occasions. Since May, courts have sided against stop and frisk on three different occasions. Photo courtesy of the mayor's office.
John Farley  |  July 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
In 2012, a number of the mayor's long-term policy strategies have taken major hits from the courts and lawmakers.
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.
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