As Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Michael 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 — who gets them, who pays for them and where the candidates for the 2013 mayoral election stand on the issue.
MetroFocus spoke to the NYU professor teaching the university’s Occupy Wall Street class about why it’s such a sexy topic for students, and about the brouhaha over Columbia’s proposed OWS class.
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.
Sites from Wikipedia to Wordpress.org went dark Wednesday in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). Read why a co-founder of one of New York City’s largest tech venture capital firms is testifying before Congress that SOPA will be bad for NYC’s tech industry.
The city’s five-year plan to foster community participation and transparency in the child welfare system has room for improvement.
City educators and advocates share their predictions — and their hopes — for what makes it into Bloomberg’s State of the City address.
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.
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, including Theodore Roosevelt and John Jay, had to say in their annual addresses.
Despite how little most people know about the complex process, nothing has played as dramatic a role in shaping the city as zoning regulations — particularly under Mayor Michael Bloomberg.