Government & Politics

Historian Terry Golway Explores the Other Side of Tammany Hall

Host Rafael Pi Roman interviews Terry Golway, the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy, about his new book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics.

Public Advocate Bill De Blasio speaking at a protest against public transit in 2010. He is a winner because. Flickr/Digi Art 2011_Jason.Kuffer
City and State  |  January 20, 2012 10:14 AM | Comments
Between the governor’s budget address and a new round of campaign finance reports this week, the New York political scene was even more packed than usual with winners and losers.
New York City is the only municipality that requires food stamp recipients to be fingerprinted. Governor Andrew Cuomo wants to change that. MetroFocus/Kevon Greene
Georgia Kral  |  January 18, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: February 1, 2012 10:23 AM | 23 Comments
As Cuomo and Bloomberg battle it out over whether recipients of food stamps should be fingerprinted, MetroFocus breaks down the basics of New York's food stamp program.
Wall Street Protest
Georgia Kral  |  January 17, 2012 4:00 AM | 31 Comments
The professor talks to MetroFocus about why OWS is such a sexy topic for students, and about the brouhaha over Columbia's proposed OWS class.
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Adam Lisberg for City & State with additional reporting by Andrew J. Hawkins  |  January 13, 2012 10:50 AM | 2 Comments
In his State of the City Mayor Bloomberg proposed a merit pay boost for highly effective teachers and announced that the city could eliminate up to half of the teachers at 33 struggling schools.
Brad, Burnham, a partner at Union Square Ventures, opposes the Stop Online Piracy Act for a multitude of reasons. On Jan. 18, Burnham will give Congress a piece of his mind. Flickr/Esthr
Brad Burnham  |  January 13, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: Jan. 18, 2011 7:30AM | 10 Comments
A co-founder of one of New York City's largest tech venture capital firms explains why he's testifying that the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) will be bad for NYC tech.
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Abigail Kramer, Kendra Hurley and Andrew White  |  January 12, 2012 3:23 PM | Comments
The city's five-year plan to foster community participation and transparency in the child welfare system has room for improvement.
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Georgia Kral  |  January 11, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
City educators and advocates share their predictions -- and their hopes -- for what makes it into Bloomberg's State of the City address.
An artist's rendering of the planned convention center's interior. At 3.8 million square feet, the convention center would be the largest in the country. Genting.
Steve Malanga for City Journal  |  January 6, 2012 1:25 PM | 5 Comments
City Journal's Steve Malanga critiques Cuomo's plan to build a convention center in Queens, a tactic he says has failed to grow business in other cities and ultimately leaves taxpayers on the hook for ballooning costs.
Theodore Roosevelt was the 33rd governor of New York. Photo by the Pach Brothers. This image is in the public domain.
Georgia Kral  |  January 4, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As Gov. Andrew Cuomo preps for the delivery of his State of the State speech on Wednesday afternoon, MetroFocus took a look at what the Empire State governors of yesteryear had to say in their annual addresses.VIDEO
williamsburg waterfront after rezoning (1)
John Farley  |  January 3, 2012 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
Despite how little most people know about the process, nothing has played as dramatic a role in shaping the city as zoning regulations -- particularly under Bloomberg.
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