Government & Politics

Historian Terry Golway Explores the Other Side of Tammany Hall

Host Rafael Pi Roman interviews Terry Golway, the director of the Kean University Center for History, Politics and Policy, about his new book Machine Made: Tammany Hall and the Creation of Modern American Politics.

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Marissa Miller for Gotham Gazette  |  September 1, 2011 10:03 AM | 2 Comments
Many young people turn up on the streets or in jail after they age out of the city's childcare system. The latest in Gotham Gazette's poverty series looks at efforts to change that.VIDEO
A restaurant in Paterson, N.J. flooded by the overflowing Passaic River on Aug. 30. On Wednesday, federal officials will survey the damage in New Jersey. AP/Julio Cortez.
John Farley  |  August 31, 2011 11:17 AM | Updated: Sept. 1, 10:53 AM | 63 Comments
Flooding from Tropical Storm Irene continues to affect Northern New Jersey. On Wednesday, the president declared New York and New Jersey disaster areas.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 30, 2011 3:24 PM | Updated: August 30 4:29 PM | 6 Comments
Here's what residents of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut can do to make sure they receive fair treatment from their insurer.
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Michelle Chan for Gotham Gazette  |  August 30, 2011 10:16 AM | Comments
More poor New Yorkers who don't get food stamps — or whose benefits leave their cupboards bare – have turned to private groups for aid.
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John Farley  |  August 29, 2011 3:03 PM | Updated: Aug. 30, 2011 9:10 PM | Comments
A look at how politicians, transit officials and Tri-State residents prepared for — and reacted to — hurricane-turned-tropical-storm Irene.
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Andrew Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 29, 2011 8:41 AM | Comments
If talk show icon Jerry Springer still lived in his childhood home in Queens, he could vote for his former boss, Republican Bob Turner, in next month's special election. But he wouldn’t.
In this June 20, 2009, file photo, New York state Sen. Pedro Espada, D-Bronx, speaks to members of the New York State Chapter of The League of United Latino American Citizens during their annual convention in Albany, N.Y. New York and federal authorities on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010 said Espada and his son have been indicted on six charges that they embezzled more than $500 thousand from the Bronx health clinic Espada founded. (AP Photo/Hans Pennink, File)
City Hall News  |  August 26, 2011 10:50 AM | Comments
The most powerful entities in New York this week were the natural disasters but only humans qualify for our weekly catalog of who’s up and who’s down in the seismic struggle of New York politics.
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight, inequality persists and hundreds of school employees are out of a job. City Hall News and Gotham school hosted a panel discussion with politicians and leaders in the field to discuss
Sam Lewis  |  August 25, 2011 7:59 PM | Comments
It has been a tumultuous year for education stakeholders -- resources are tight and inequality persists. How will last year's battles play out in the fall?VIDEO
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Jake Mooney for City Limits  |  August 25, 2011 11:34 AM | Comments
Advocates praise the motives behind New York's plan to reduce the amount of sewage released untreated into its waterways. But they're worried about the details.
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John Farley  |  August 24, 2011 10:30 AM | 5 Comments
The Straphangers Campaign released its annual "State of the Subways" report, which provides New Yorkers with individual profiles and comparative rankings of 20 subway lines.
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