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Councilmember Daniel Dromm on Soon-to-Launch Municipal ID Program

New York City Councilmember Daniel Dromm answers questions about what he calls this “must-have accessory for all New Yorkers."

Trains leaving the station at Journal Square in Jersey City. Mayor Jeremiah Healy calls the Port Authority toll hikes "a crushing blow."
Daniel T. Allen  |  August 9, 2011 12:17 PM | 1 Comment
The Port Authority proposal for steep new bridge and tunnel toll and path fares has drawn sharp reaction from elected officials and commuters throughout New Jersey.VIDEO
A pipe overflows during a rainstorm in Orangetown, NY. According to Riverkeeper, even half an inch of rain fall can overwhelm sewage treatment facilities on the Hudson. Photo courtesy of Riverkeeper.
John Farley  |  August 9, 2011 12:10 PM | Comments
Riverkeeper released a report on the Hudson River on Tuesday that revealed sewage contamination from New York Harbor to above the Troy dam, nearly 160 miles north of New York City.
Plans to charge drivers to cross 60th Street from uptown, and impose tolls for the first time on the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, and Ed Koch Queensboro bridges.
Adam Lisberg City Hall News  |  August 9, 2011 10:05 AM | Comments
Could the Port Authority’s proposed $4 toll increase on Hudson River bridges and tunnels be the catalyst to put tolls on the free East River bridges and impose congestion pricing?
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Ed Koch  |  August 8, 2011 1:03 PM | 1 Comment
Former New York Gov. Hugh Carey died on Sunday, Aug. 7. Three-term New York City Mayor Ed Koch gives a personal tribute to the man he calls the "greatest governor of the modern era."
. In New York, federal and state funding for the weatherization program provides jobs for people who might otherwise be out of work and helping lower-income people save money on heating and cooling their homes. Flick/Greenforall.org
Marc Bussanich for Gotham Gazette  |  August 8, 2011 10:33 AM | 2 Comments
Despite a push for environmentally friendly jobs and visions of a more sustainable city, the private sector has been slow to create new opportunities.
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John Farley  |  August 5, 2011 1:24 PM | 1 Comment
Does Mayor Michael Bloomberg's politically influential philanthropy represent a troubling intersection of personal wealth and government?
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Jane C. Timm for Gotham Gazette  |  August 5, 2011 8:28 AM | Comments
New York City's Lobbying Commission wants to redefine lobbying.
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Bridget Leahy  |  August 4, 2011 12:59 PM | Comments
On the most recent episode of WMHT's "New York NOW," Eric Schneiderman addressed gay marriage, hydrofracking and nuclear waste.VIDEO
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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