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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.

"Digital Communications" panel discussion on Oct. 14. MetroFocus/Daniel Ross.
John Farley  |  October 14, 2011 9:09 PM | Updated: Oct. 17, 2011 4:00 AM | Comments
Events in recent years have demonstrated that digital tools hold great power in improving government and business -- and can destroy political careers. On Oct. 14, City Hall News presented a panel discussion about how to best harness new communication technologies in and around government.VIDEO
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Yotam Marom  |  October 13, 2011 6:40 PM | 6 Comments
An Occupy Wall Street participant shares his thoughts on the movement.
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Sam Lewis  |  October 13, 2011 5:11 PM | 6 Comments
MetroFocus looks at what politicians had to say when the Occupy Wall Street movement started nearly four weeks ago, and what they're saying now.VIDEO
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October 10, 2011 1:30 PM | Comments
I sing in a gospel choir in the East Village.
Gov. Chris Christie holds a press conference in Trenton announcing he will not be running for President. (Photo courtesy of Chris Christie)
Steve Adubato for NJTV  |  October 6, 2011 2:59 PM | Comments
Candidates are always more attractive from a distance. But did you ever notice that as soon as they jump in, the media, the pundits and, of course, their political enemies begin to pick them apart and then they don’t look so good?VIDEO
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John Farley  |  October 6, 2011 1:24 PM | 2 Comments
On Oct. 5, about 15,000 people and 15 unions marched together in Lower Manhattan. At night, the scene turned ugly, as police used pepper spray and batons on the protesters.VIDEO
FOR STORY MOVING SATURDAY BY SAMANTHA GROSS - FILE - In this file photo of  Aug. 15, 2008, New York City's Commissioner of the Dept. of Investigation Rose Gill Hearn attends a meeting in New York. Hearn, whose city agency is tasked with rooting out fraud and corruption among city employees and contractors, says “We need better accountability and better checks and balances.”  (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Gail Robinson for Gotham Gazette  |  October 6, 2011 12:04 PM | Comments
Outsourcing to private companies is supposed to streamline city government, but corruption is rampant. The City Council passed a bill that aims to clean up the contract process.
Members of Transport Workers Union Local 100 march into Zuccotti Park to join the the Occupy Wall Street protest. Alexander Hotz
Alice Brennan and Alexander Hotz for The New York World  |  October 4, 2011 1:50 PM | 5 Comments
As the MTA embarks on the largest borrowing program in its history, the Transit Workers Union has decided to take up its megaphone and question just how much money Wall Street is making off the agency's debt. VIDEO
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John Farley  |  October 4, 2011 11:15 AM | Updated: October 5, 2011 12:48 PM | Comments
After days of indecision, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has decided not to run for president. Political insiders are speculating about his political future.VIDEO
Education officials have targeted 20 troubled public schools for possible closure next year - but advocates say the city has not done enough to turn them around.  MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Helen Zelon for City Limits  |  October 3, 2011 12:29 PM | Comments
The grades are out, and so is the list of schools that might close because of them. But what's the difference between an A and a B when the Department of Education grades its 1,700 schools? City Limits reports.
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