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.
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.
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 had to say in their annual addresses.VIDEO
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.
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
As State Sen. Carl Kruger resigned amid bribery charges, MetroFocus took a look back at New York's naughtiest pols of 2011. There was no dearth of eligible candidates...