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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.

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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Andrew Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 24, 2011 9:56 AM | Comments
Both Democratic Assemblyman David Weprin and his Republican opponent Bob Turner are reaching out to a diverse group of voters in the Ninth Congressional District for this fall's special election. But one population group that makes up a significant portion of the district seems to be getting left in the cold: Latino voters. City Hall News reports.
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Laura Nahmias for The Capitol  |  August 23, 2011 10:48 AM | Comments
New hire Courtney Burke plans to transform a New York agency with an ugly past. The Capitol report.VIDEO
City Councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito, a leading sponsor of a bill to limit the city's cooperation with federal immigration officials, spoke at a rally before the measure was introduced on Wednesday. Jane C. Timm/Gotham Gazette
Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  August 22, 2011 10:14 AM | Comments
A majority of City Council members has moved to take on the Obama administration and current city policy in an effort to reduce the threat of deportation for some of New York's undocumented residents.
Port Authority approves revised toll hike plan. Can Port Authority learn lessons from other cities? Twitter/Greg Mocker.
Sam Lewis and John Farley  |  August 19, 2011 11:18 AM | Updated: August 24, 2011 10:10 AM | 3 Comments
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey's plan to increase tolls is just the latest in a series of cost saving measures -- is there a cautionary tale from other urban centers or a creative model the region can follow?
Assemblyman David Weprin, running in the special election for Anthony Weiner’s congressional seat, is facing a revolt among Orthodox Jews – though he himself is an Orthodox Jew – because he strongly defended same-sex marriage during an Albany debate. Photo courtesy of City Hall News.
Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  August 18, 2011 11:00 AM | 1 Comment
New York's first politician imperiled by voting for same-sex marriage isn’t an upstate Republican -- it’s a Democratic Assemblyman from New York City scrambling for support in a special election.
Gustavo Rivera won a seat in the northwest Bronx. He says TKTK. Photo courtesy of Gustavo Rivera.
Sarah Laskow  |  August 18, 2011 6:00 AM | Comments
While they had a chance to reflect after marathon sessions that dragged into the summer, MetroFocus caught up with some of New York’s newest representatives to find out how they’ve been dealing.
After 20 years, the city has determined that the site of the Bronx New School in Bedford Park is contaminated and so has shut the building. Other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Photo courtesy of Gotham Gazette
Melissa Checker for Gotham Gazette  |  August 17, 2011 9:48 AM | 2 Comments
As the city shuts Bronx New School after finding contamination there, other schools on leased property remain open and could pose a danger to the health of their students and staff. Gotham Gazette reports.
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