This week Occupy Wall Street occupied… Wall Street. Protesters also spilled over into most of lower Manhattan. With all the action, stakes are high for this week’s winners and losers list.
On Nov. 18, a multi-state agency cancelled its upcoming vote on whether to frack in the Delaware River watershed — which brings water to half of New York City.
When it comes to New York City’s trees, a recent New York Times story suggests something more than pollen is in the air. A local author of a new book about the city’s trees roots her argument in optimism.
New figures confirm that poverty is increasing in New York City. What’s the city’s response? Budget cuts. Gotham Gazette reports.
Not only has city spending on outside contractors swelled in the past decade. The role of private firms in developing city policy has expanded. Have accountability and transparency kept pace? City Limits reports.
Fifteen hours after Mayor Michael Bloomberg ordered the police to clear Zuccotti park, a state Supreme Court judge denied a motion to allow protesters to return to the park with their belongings.
The death of four-year-old Marchella Pierce raised doubts about the Administration for Children’s Services effectiveness. But a new commissioner wants to make sure it doesn’t happen again. City Hall News reports.
Who profits from public education? Occupy Wall Street should head uptown to the McGraw-Hill Building, where standardized tests are created.
Election Day had its fair share of real winners and losers. We prefer to highlight the behind-the-scenes operatives, the endorsements that made a difference, and the officials who bet it all and won (or lost) big.