Debates about education often start with -- and stick to -- abstract notions of opportunity and equity. So when economists take a hard look and crunch the numbers on reform, we take notice.
Environmental justice movements in the outer boroughs put pressure on government to make life environmentally better for minorities living in areas where asthma rates were already high and the commercial garbage trucks driving through made it worse.
One has to think that there is a hidden agenda for all of this piling on. Yes, it is fair to criticize the mayor for not measuring up, early on, to the high ideals he has promised in his own governance -- though, it is also useful to point out that he is, after all, a human being.
For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.
It is time for our new mayor to pick up the baton and continue the relay race toward a city that pays attention to its air, water, waste, carbon footprint and ecological impact.
How unusual has the weather been? No one event is "caused" by climate change, but global warming, which is predicted to increase unusual, extreme weather, is having a daily effect on weather, worldwide.
Mayor Bill de Blasio's overwhelming election victory emerged from a platform focused on income inequality and A Tale of Two Cities, but income is not the only disparity that deserves attention. It is also an indicator of the greatest challenge affecting public health in New York and nationally.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. Daily Climate Change: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Feb 5, 2014 How unusual has the weather been? N...
Whole areas of philanthropy are shaken up when some mega donor decides they care about X issue. This week it was Michael Bloomberg's newfound interest in overfishing.
It's not often that someone can make a philanthropic investment that simultaneously fights climate change, biodiversity loss, and world hunger. But Michael Bloomberg is doing just that.
Today, the Earth got a little hotter. DAILY CLIMATE CHANGE: Global Map of Unusual Temperatures, Jan 22 2014 How unusual has the weather been? No ...
When Marx started to talk about public ownership of the means of production, he never guessed he was predicting how the Yankees would maneuver themselves a free stadium. And he never expected his most successful disciples to be two billionaires, George Steinbrenner and Mike Bloomberg.
Perhaps if the wealthy started thinking about how they give in the same vein as how they invest, we would make major inroads and solve big problems.
Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need.
Michael Bloomberg's extraordinary 12-year term as mayor of New york has just ended. This is an opportune time to review the billionaire mayor's mixed-bag legacy.
We cannot yet compare Bloomberg and de Blasio. But if de Blasio runs the city with the same brilliant skill that he ran his campaign -- he came from the bottom of a Democratic pack to a stunning victory in the primaries and general election -- he will be a formidable mayor.