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Making the City Stronger

New York City Council Progressive Caucus | Posted 08.01.2012 | New York
New York City Council Progressive Caucus

As the New York City Council grapples with a budget that proposes cuts to child care, senior services and homeless shelters, to name a few, the handouts to corporations and big banks with little accountability or transparency are appalling.

So Many X Factors in Next Year's Race for NYC Mayor

Dominic Carter | Posted 07.14.2012 | New York
Dominic Carter

Bottom line regarding the 2013 race for mayor: Anyone who tells you they know the winner, don't bet your house on it.

Bloomberg Supports Study That Shows Higher Wages Will Kill Jobs

Posted 12.05.2011 | New York

Would an increase in wages lead to a stronger economy for New Yorkers? According to a study commissioned by the Economic Development Corporation th...

No More Promises

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

The developer of the massive New Domino development on the Williamsburg waterfront agreed to a number of provisions to ensure the project's approval by the City Council -- but they aren't legally enforceable.

Fixing Community Benefits Agreements

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

A Community Benefits Agreement between a developer and the community covers a wide range of community needs. The CBA process, if you can call it a process, is broken in New York City.