New York City faces a persistent conundrum: How can the city help homeless families out of shelters and into secure, stable housing--and prevent their return to the shelter system?
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio recently announced the allocation of $130 million in taxpayer funds to repair 35 parks and playgrounds in low-incom...
Next month, California's landmark carbon trading system will hold its first joint auction with the Canadian province of Quebec - and both are seeking additional states and provinces to join the system.
Progressives who are elected to executive office have a unique opportunity to highlight neglected issues and stimulate much-needed debate, by taking actions which challenge the "conventional wisdom." The mayor of New York City is uniquely positioned to play this role, thanks to that city's prominence.
Why is he building a massive garbage dump in a fragile wetland on the waterfront of a residential neighborhood, right in front of public housing, next to an athletic facility used by 34,000 city kids and in the worst kind of flood zone?
The gridlock in Washington - where Congress hasn't boosted the federal minimum wage, stuck at $7.25 an hour, since 2009 - has catalyzed a growing movement in cities and states. Nineteen states now have minimum wages over $7.25 an hour.
There's a lot more to living wage proposals than emotional appeals to help working families and reaction to corporate welfare. Increasing wages will increase spendable income, which will increase demand, which will increase economic activity that benefits everyone. It's anti-austerity economics turned into a workable program.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter, and a little more crowded. California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills to promote more CA electric cars, while New York Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled plans for $1 billion in energy retrofits for municipal buildings and pressuring landlords into reducing energy use.
Stop-and-frisk numbers are down 90 percent in New York City from the peak in early 2012. Ninety percent.
Nine months into his mayoralty, with over 300,000 climate marchers having massed in Manhattan, and a U.N. climate meeting set to start, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has decided the time is right to renew the city's sustainability effort.
Two important meetings in New York city last week were followed by an important whistleblower story Friday that should serve as the exclamation points on assertions that NYPD is beyond reform.
On stage at the what is the start of a period of celebration of the 10th anniversary of the NY Tech Meetup, Mayor de Blasio - who was called "his Ma...
The New York Times Magazine has a long article about Eva Moskowitz and her chain of charter schools in New York City. But what Moskowitz does to get high test scores is not a model for public education or even for other charters.
Parade organizers say LGBT groups are "free to apply" to march in 2016. What's missing from this statement is any recognition of the years of shunning, hostility, and even violence we Irish gays have experienced at the hand of the committee.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's vision of New York as a city that is "safe and fair" is within reach. With welcomed reforms to stop and frisk, he is on the right track. But this progressive agenda will quickly be derailed if the Mayor allows overly aggressive quality of life arrest tactics in poor communities of color to substitute for stop and frisk.
Maliki out-Abadi in; Gregory out-Todd in; Sterling out-Ballmer in. In a week of strife, Shrum and Frum debate two other enduring clashes: was Hillary's comment on Obama's "not doing stupid 'stuff'" nasty or innocent (she thinks the latter); how should cops patrol communities after Brown/Garner?