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“HRC” Authors on the Rebirth of Hillary Clinton

Even with presidential elections more than two years away, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is a leading contender for the Democratic nomination.

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Laura Nahmias for City Hall News  |  November 22, 2011 9:57 AM | 1 Comment
A majority of New York City Democrats would vote against a mayoral candidate who opposed paid sick leave and a living wage, according to a new survey to be released today. City Hall News reports.
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Daniel T. Allen  |  November 22, 2011 9:37 AM | 1 Comment
The failure of Washington lawmakers to present a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget could cost New York $5 billion in federal subsidies. VIDEO
Jose Pimentel is arraigned at Manhattan criminal court, Sunday, Nov. 20, in New York. Pimentel, an "al-Qaida sympathizer" accused of plotting to bomb police and post offices in New York City as well as U.S. troops returning home, was charged with criminal possession of explosive devices with the intent to use in a terrorist manner. AP/Jefferson Siegel.
John Farley  |  November 21, 2011 11:36 AM | 1 Comment
The NYPD arrested Jose Pimentel on terrorism-related charges over the weekend. The suspect's plans allegedly included attacking American soldiers and members of the NYPD. But some are questioning the nature and timing of the arrest.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn believes the Republican Party's opposition to gay rights will hurt them in the next election season.Flickr/Ennui Poet
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  November 18, 2011 10:39 AM | 1 Comment
The bill to create a living wage gets a hearing in City Council next week as both sides lobby furiously — and wonder what Christine Quinn will do.
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City Hall News  |  November 18, 2011 10:38 AM | Comments
This week Occupy Wall Street occupied... Wall Street. Protesters also spilled over into most of lower Manhattan. With all the action, stakes are high for this week's winners and losers list.
Workers operate fracking well machinery in Burlington, Pa. Fracking has been legal in Pennsylvania in 2008, but two critical votes are fast approaching,which would allow for drilling in New York and the Delaware River Basin. AP/Ralph Wilson.
John Farley  |  November 17, 2011 10:24 AM | Updated: November 18, 2011 1:36 PM | 1 Comment
On Nov. 18, a multi-state agency cancelled its upcoming vote on whether to frack in the Delaware River watershed -- which brings water to half of New York City.
Green Shores NYC volunteers carting pruned tree limbs on a bicycle to a park nearby for chipping. Photo courtesy of Trudy Smoke.
Leslie Day and Trudy Smoke  |  November 17, 2011 4:00 AM | 1 Comment

When it comes to New York City’s trees, a recent New York Times story suggests something more than pollen is in the air. A local author of a new book about the city’s trees roots her argument in optimism.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg celebrated the work of his Center for Economic Opportunity in 2007, but in the years since poverty in New York has increased. Flickr/Jim Gillooly for PEI.
Glen Pasanen for Gotham Gazette  |  November 16, 2011 10:40 AM | Comments
New figures confirm that poverty is increasing in New York City. What's the city's response? Budget cuts.
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Adrienne Day for City Limits  |  November 15, 2011 2:00 PM | 1 Comment
The role of private firms in developing city policy has expanded. Have accountability and transparency kept pace?
Wall Street protesters occupy a wall on Canal Street after being kicked out of Zuccotti Park. At 10:30 a.m., the protesters marched back to Zuccotti, where they were met with police barricades. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis.
John Farley and Sam Lewis  |  November 15, 2011 1:34 PM | Updated: November 17, 2011 10:09 AM | 8 Comments

Fifteen hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the police to clear Zuccotti park, a state Supreme Court judge denied a motion to allow protesters to return to the park with their belongings.

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