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Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on Expanding Affordable Housing

Alicia Glen, New York City's Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development, joins MetroFocus host Rafael Pi Roman to discuss Mayor de Blasio's affordable housing plan.

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Sam Lewis  |  October 28, 2011 5:51 PM | 3 Comments
Students make up a large contingent of the Occupy Wall Street encampments in New York and it's not because they're schooled in democratic theory, it's a simple bread and butter issue: the student protesters say rising tuition costs and ballooning student debt are what drove them to the streets.
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David Howard King for Gotham Gazette's  |  October 28, 2011 3:50 PM | Comments
New York State has been without a functioning ethics watchdog for two months and change. Assembly members say it's time for the governor to act.
At 224 Spencer St., the building is wrapped in white-and-blue paper siding, making it look like a present that was never gifted. Neighbors say the house has been in this state for more than a year. New York World/
Alice Brennan for The New York World  |  October 27, 2011 10:41 AM | Comments
The arrest of top New York City housing officials may have exposed a network of fraud in Department of Housing Preservation and Development programs. City Hall News reports.
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Alex Vitale  |  October 26, 2011 4:00 AM | 5 Comments
MetroFocus took a look at the surprising roots of disorderly conduct as a legal concept in 14th-century British common law and the myriad ways in which the NYPD has used it.
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Jon Lentz for The Capitol  |  October 25, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments
The Cuomo administration hopes hydrofracking will bring jobs to New York but Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has raised red flags about the environmental impact of drilling.
Courtney Burke, commissioner of the State Office for the Developmentally Disabled. In a few days, the office will release a report on the improvement it's made over the past six months. Photo courtesy of opwdd.ny.gov.
John Farley  |  October 21, 2011 2:12 PM | Updated: October 25, 2011 10:15 AM | 2 Comments
Six months after reports surfaced of rampant abuse of developmentally disabled people living under state care, the new head of the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities discusses what's changed under her watch.
Joe Lhota is the newly appointed chairman of the Metropolitan Transit Authority. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been deliberating on a new MTA chief since Jay Walder resigned in July. Photo courtesy of Madison Square Garden.
Gene Russianoff  |  October 20, 2011 5:15 PM | Comments
Joe Lhota will be taking on one of the toughest jobs in government in one of the harshest economic times in America. But he's qualified for the job.
Rendering of Moynihan Station in Midtown Manhattan. Image courtesy of hellskitchennyc.blogspot.com.
John Farley  |  October 20, 2011 10:44 AM | Comments
By naming one of his deputies to run the Port Authority yesterday and putting the agency in charge of building an expanded Moynihan Station in Midtown, Gov. Andrew Cuomo put another footprint in the center of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s New York City.
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Adam Lisberg for City Hall News  |  October 19, 2011 10:00 AM | Comments
As the case against former campaign operative John Haggerty moves to Manhattan Supreme Court, one mystery remains unanswered: how much did Bloomberg spend to extend mayoral term limits?
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Daniel T. Allen  |  October 19, 2011 6:49 AM | 1 Comment
Carl McCall, who was the first African-American to serve as New York State comptroller, will take control of a network of 64 campuses, the largest higher education system in the country.VIDEO
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