Earlier this month New York city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito co-hosted her final community meeting for residents of Spanish Harlem concerned about the city's housing plans.
It is obvious that the mayor is trying to repay an old campaign debt to a group that supported him early in his quest for his current office.
If Trump is Manifest Destiny, Sanders is the embodiment of the American dream, a Horatio Alger of politics, a pied piper with a constituency of voters who are generally too alienated to go to the polls.
My advice to Mr. Schneiderman and any other "hopefuls" out there raising money right now and vying for Governor Cuomo's job in 2018, is to distance yourself as far from de Blasio as possible...he is the political equivalent of skunk spray in an elevator...and nobody likes that.
After 27 years in operation, La Lunchonette at the corner of Tenth Avenue and 18th Street in the recently minted West Chelsea neighborhood of Manhatta...
In 2016, our leaders in City Hall and the State Capital can take affirmative steps to reduce the number of incarcerated New Yorkers, while increasing services to those who are behind bars.
We need leaders willing to call out the corruption of our criminal justice system and clean it top-to-bottom. It's time to step up and become the leaders we've been waiting for. It's time we stopped demanding justice from others and started creating it for ourselves. Who's with me?
As we age in this new century, more and more of us want to work, as has been well-documented by multiple surveys. So as one imagines livability for today's older Americans, opportunities for work must be at the core.
On December 12, 2014, the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) issued a request for qualifications that offered-up more than 180 v...
The reason that protesters in Chicago are now intensifying their anger, with some now getting arrested, is because they sense corruption not just around the McDonald case and not just around the department, but around the entire system.
Mom and Pop shops--small, family-run businesses--are dying off in New York City at an alarming rate. They are being squeezed out by gentrification, skyrocketing rents, and competition by big impersonal chains. And so far Mayor Bill de Blasio seems disinclined to do anything about it.
Since we're living in a data-driven, grades obsessed world, it's time to gather around for Mayor Bill de Blasio's midterm report card. It's halfway through the Mayor's four-year term. First terms are notoriously hard but since this is the big time, there's no grading on a curve.
Now that's a holiday gift! On Tuesday, NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that approximately 20,000 employees of New York City would be guaranteed paid parental leave--giving mothers and fathers critical time off to bond with a new baby, adoptee, or foster child without giving up a paycheck.
A campaign to honor the struggle to end slavery in the United States is an excellent social studies project to engage students as active citizens responding to racism and in shaping the future the United States.
I returned from Seattle not that long ago where there was a great deal of buzz over an impending vote at the city council. Legislation had been introduced that would allow Uber and other ridesharing drivers a quasi-right to form a union, if they so chose.
Over the past week people across the United States expressed outrage upon learning of the trial and subsequent conviction of ...