Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration is considering backing a City Council plan to use an obscure city commission as a pressure point to force banks with city business to do more for the neighborhoods they serve.City Hall News reports.
President Clinton will address the first meeting of statewide Regional Economic Development Councils in Albany this week. The Capitol Report's Susan Arbetter reports.VIDEO
City schools suspend thousands of students a year, sparking a chain of events that compels many teenagers to give up on school. Three advocates argue New York must find a better way. Gotham Gazette Reports.
A new report details an ethnicity-based NYPD surveillance probe into the city's Moroccan community. On the sunny side, the probed businesses may receive added business thanks to the leaked documents.
Now that New York City's legislative body is back in action, MetroFocus spoke to the various City Council caucuses about the bills most important to them this session.
On Thursday, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo unveiled a new website designed to open the executive branch to the public by providing unprecedented access to his schedule, travel and more. Gotham Gazette reports.
Three years ago, the racially charged killing of an Ecuadorian immigrant on Long Island made national headlines. MetroFocus looks at where the players involved are today.VIDEO
One of the principal activists in the coalition that helped legalize same-sex marriage is considering running for Manhattan borough president in 2013.