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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 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
JOSEPH-LHOTA
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.
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.
Teresa Ruiz
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
Courtesy of UFT.
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.
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