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Why Is Mayor de Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home -- Part Two

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.02.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

When someone's son or daughter is killed in Yorkville by a garbage truck, it will indeed not be an accident. It will be a predicted and preventable death.

NYC's Annual Cost Per Inmate: $168,000

The New York Times | Posted 08.24.2013 | New York

New York City is an expensive place to live for just about everyone, including prisoners. The city paid $167,731 to feed, house and guard each inma...

Report: NYC Subway Fares Could Rise 50 Percent

The New York World | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York

By Claire Moses, The New York World You’d better start saving: In a decade, bus and subway fares in New York City could be 50 percent higher ...

You Need To Make At Least $493K A Year To Be NYC's Official 1%

Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

Councilman James Oddo, one of the few Republicans on City Council, thought Occupy Wall Street was unfair in their assessment of the top one percent. ...

Changing the NYC City Charter. Again?

Mark Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mark Green

Why are we again debating a NYC Charter Commission in August? First, a stupid state law permits a mayor to keep impaneling them. Second, Bloomberg had to do a mulligan on term limits because of his shameful 2008 end run around two voter referenda.