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. City Limits reports.
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.
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.
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. Gotham Gazette reports.
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.
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. City Hall News reports.
Every 10 years, following the release of new census data, congressional seats are reapportioned based on changes in population. And that’s where the political fun begins. Thursday, the panel charged with putting together a redistricting plan for the 2012 election will host a hearing in Albany. Check out our redistricting redux for a primer.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration is ramping up its economic development efforts with a $1 billion pot of money. New York City will compete for some of that – but already draws on an even larger local pool of cash and incentives.