Government & Politics

Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

Council chambers at City Hall. City Council caucuses will be pushing their priority issues in the coming months for the 2011-2012 legislative year. Flickr/ambersandyslexyia
Cristian Salazar and David Howard King for Gotham Gazette  |  July 2, 2012 12:14 PM | Comments
Take a closer look at how much your City Council member received in discretionary funding.
Clara Hemphill, founding editor of Insideschools.org. Photo by Kasia Broussalian.
Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 29, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Inside Stats was designed to help the many parents and students who say they're confused by the DOE's school directory.
The new DOT sponsored bike share program hits NYC in Summer, 2012. The bikes will each be enabled with GPS tracking. Photo courtesy of NYC DOT.
Georgia Kral  |  June 29, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
7,000 more bikes will be on the streets in the coming weeks. Do you know the rules of the road?VIDEO
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Lindsay Armstrong  |  June 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments

Seth Pinsky discusses the rise of the tech sector in New York City’s economy and how the city can make sure that this tech boom is a stable one.

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Michelle Sartor  |  June 27, 2012 12:41 PM | Comments
New Jersey DEP Commissioner says the organization is investigating ways to cope with rising sea levels and flooding, as well as improve air quality and keep state parks open.VIDEO
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Philissa Cramer for Gotham Schools  |  June 26, 2012 11:18 AM | 1 Comment
Not a single slot will be lost or school aide laid off as a result of this year’s budget deal.
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Christina Mulligan  |  June 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Advances in the nanotechnology field are making their way into everyday life. Area scientists agree that the public should learn about nanotechnology's applications.VIDEO
The New York Assembly holds a debate on disclosure of teacher evaluations at the Capitol in Albany, N.Y., on Thursday, June 21, 2012. On the same day, the legislature approved the teacher ratings plan. AP /Tim Roske
John Farley  |  June 22, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
A look at what the New York State Legislature did and didn't pass this year.VIDEO
Mayor Bloomberg congratulates a winner in the first BigApps competition, in 2010. Flickr/ Steven Rosenbaum.
Georgia Kral  |  June 21, 2012 3:54 PM | Comments
Five initiatives aim to improve broadband in emerging high-tech areas, bring broadband to industrial zones, and improve access for residents through mobile platforms.
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Karen DeWitt  |  June 20, 2012 11:36 AM | Comments
The state legislature must approve the bill before the session ends on Thursday.
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