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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.

About two-thirds of the one million rooftops in New York City could use solar power. If every one of those roofs had solar panels, when the sun shines the brightest the city could get half its electricity from solar power. MetroFocus/Sam Lewis
Jeff Jacbson forCity Hall News  |  August 4, 2011 10:49 AM | 2 Comments
All the pieces are in place to develop sustainable and efficient energy in New York state except one: leadership.
JPMorgan is one of five lenders in negotiations with the U.S. Department of Justice and state attorneys general to settle claims tied to foreclosure abuses.
Gena Mangiaratti for City Limits  |  August 4, 2011 9:24 AM | Comments
Six advocacy groups say that JPMorgan Chase deserves a poor rating from the Community Reinvestment Act's examination -- the act aims to reduce redlining and meet the credit needs of low income residents.
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John Farley  |  August 4, 2011 6:00 AM | Updated: August 22 12:30 PM | 3 Comments
Monday marks the 350th Anniversary of Staten Island. The proprietors of Great Kills bagel store, who were busted selling prescription pills and guns, were really excited to celebrate.
Urbanology is a large group game that will take place in the BMW Guggenheim Lab. In this unusual interactive installation, visitors role-play scenarios for city transformation and become advocates for issues such as education, housing, health care, infrastructure and mobility as they build a city that matches their specific needs. Photo Courtesy of Roger Kisby
Mahalet Dejene  |  August 3, 2011 1:18 PM | Comments
Do modern notions of a comfortable city living put us in an unsustainable relationship with the urban environment? Discuss and learn at Guggenheim's mobile lab in the East Village.
Queens College -- one of 23 CUNY institutions. Flickr/Edwin Land.
Vicky Plestis  |  August 3, 2011 11:47 AM | 1 Comment
Recent tuition hikes at CUNY schools are designed to leverage dwindling government support for higher education. But many students are being left out by the tuition increases.
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Sam Lewis  |  August 3, 2011 6:00 AM | 6 Comments
Despite an increase in the popularity of specialty food trucks, new rules and regulations limit where they can operate. What can New York learn from other cities?
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Leah Robinson for City Limits  |  August 2, 2011 3:12 PM | Comments
Jostling, Criminal Trespassing, Disorderly Conduct, Loitering and several other New York State laws contain broad and equivocal wording. Opponents of over-policing are targeting these "vague" laws. City Limits reports.
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Chris Bragg for City Hall News  |  August 2, 2011 10:44 AM | Comments
For political novices, New York’s maze of arcane election laws makes running for office nearly impossible. But even the pros can get tripped up.
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John Farley  |  August 1, 2011 10:52 AM | Updated: August 4, 2011 6:00 AM | 2 Comments
As lawmakers in Albany begin redistricting, based on recent Census data, the process is ripe with both corruption and ingenuity.
Deputy Mayor Robert Steel will represent the Bloomberg administration on the regional economic council. Steel said the effort will help the state better focus on growth strategy. AP/Chuck Burton.
Andrew J. Hawkins for City Hall News  |  August 1, 2011 10:24 AM | Comments
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is ramping up the state's economic development efforts with a $1 billion pot of money. New York City will compete for some of that, but won't let go of its own five-borough initiatives.
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