The Beetles Are Baaaaaack... and Now They're Decimating Spruce Forests with climate change, reports Katie Valentine at Climate Progress. Over the pas...
Mayor Mike Bloomberg recently unveiled the newly relaunched nyc.gov, the official website for the biggest city in the country. This was the site's first redesign in a decade, and the new user experience is unlike any other government website out there. This was our goal.
There are garbage transfer stations in industrial areas in the outer boroughs. To get to them, unregulated private garbage trucks must pass through residential neighborhoods causing pollution. Fearing for their children's health, the residents want help. As mayor of this city, which of the following solutions would you support and why?
This month marks the anniversaries of two notable events, decades apart yet related in terms of historical impact, awareness of vulnerability, and challenge to business as usual: the Arab oil embargo 40 years ago and Superstorm Sandy, which hit the Northeast on Oct. 29 last year.
By continuing to make schools a citywide priority -- and by tying them to the future of this City -- Bloomberg inspired everyone from private citizens to small business owners to Fortune 500 CEO's to realize that they can and must do something to help.
My experience suggests another reason that the very privileged are as remote from reality as the tea party. It's not that they have a snob's disdain for the little people. It's that, insulated by their money, they don't know any.
Jellyfish Take Over As Humans Overfish And Change Climate notes Tim Flannery at the New York Review of Books. These zombie-like, sometimes lethal crea...
When it comes to super PACs, U.S. Senate candidate and Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker loves demonizing those on the right -- even as he's enjoying massive support from those on the left.
While many state and local programs are disrupted by the dysfunction in the federal government, New York's water tunnel continues to progress.
If you've ever had your car towed in New York City, you're amongst an elite group of people who've experienced, first hand, what real bureaucracy is all about.
The vital balance between what young New York City's girls (and boys) regularly absorb as "acceptable" is off, and New York's Mayor Bloomberg wants to change that, for the sake of the city's future!
Responding to new statistics that prove the Big Apple is the poverty capital of America, Mayor Bloomberg praised inequality: "If we could get every billionaire around the world to move here, it would be a godsend."
The policy differences between de Blasio and Lhota are not particularly profound. The differences lie in their communication skills, political skills, management skills and life experiences. After 20 years of Rudy and Mike, the public is looking for a different type of mayor.
For all the supposed potential of the "American Dream," immigrants in New York City often have a terrible time redeeming its promise. Many arrive in t...
Let's assume, for the sake of argument, that the "ends justify the means" for safer streets at any cost. Then why pull our punches and just stop with stop-and-frisk? In this spirit, let me "recommend" the following progressive crime-fighting tactics.