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New York politics – from City Hall to Albany

NYU vs. Greenwich Village: Round 2

Sarah Laskow | March 21st, 2011
Round two of the battle between NYU and its neighbors begins tonight. Last week, the university released its revised plan for redeveloping what it calls the school’s Core ...

New York on Ethics Scandals: Meh

With so little public outrage over the stream of scandals in Albany, ethics reform is taking a backseat to the budget.
Sarah Laskow | March 14th, 2011
When I talked to the Center for Public Integrity’s Caitlin Ginley last week, she reminded me that, as a rule, ethics reforms pass only when some sort of scandal prompts ...

Painting the Town White

Studies show that white rooftops reduce carbon emissions and air-conditioning costs. But could they work throughout NYC? The roof at MoMA QNS might tell us.
Sarah Laskow | February 22nd, 2011
About a year and a half ago, the city painted the roof of MoMA QNS white as part of PlaNYC, Mayor Bloomberg’s long-term strategy for New York. During the 2009 pilot project, ...

Cuomo’s Medicaid Redesign Team Convenes

PowerPoint presentations and staff updates about the “Key/Complex Issues” dominate second task force meeting.
Sarah Laskow | February 10th, 2011
Wherever he goes to talk up his plan to tame the state’s budget, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been telling New Yorkers how essential the work of his Medicaid Redesign Team is. ...