Government & Politics

Filmmaker Neil Barsky’s Intimate Documentary Portrait of Mayor Ed Koch

New York City mayors tend to get a lot of attention beyond the city limits, but perhaps no mayor managed to dominate the national and international stage as ed Koch did during his 12 tumultuous years in office.

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
"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.
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