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Change Strikes Again

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

The Working Families Party started this election year with a simple idea. If we have a community organizer in the White House, why not put a few community organizers in City Hall?

New York Elections Decision Day Tip Sheet

New York Times | Michael Barbaro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

After four years of fund-raising and campaigning, candidates for mayor, comptroller, public advocate, distract attorney and City Council will face Dem...

City Council and Bloomberg Need to Act Now to Avoid a Public Health Crisis

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Last Thursday a bill was introduced by council member Gale Brewer that would guarantee every worker in the city paid sick days. Now that the bill has been introduced, it needs to be passed.

Saving Small Businesses, The Brooklyn Way

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Bob Zuckerman does not want to wait for the economic stimulus package to drip down to Brooklyn's quickly emptying storefronts.

Christine Quinn

The Villager | Lincoln Anderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

More than 200 people packed a spirited debate for the Third City Council District at New York University last Thursday hosted by Community Media's The...

The Next Obama? Help Send Community Organizers to City Hall

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

America finally has a community organizer in the White House. What if we put a whole slate of community organizers in City Hall in New York?

Encourage Democratic Choice in NYC

Bill de Blasio | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill de Blasio

I am running for Public Advocate because I want to provide a strong, independent voice in City Hall. And that starts with making sure that our basic democratic rights are protected.

Farewell Ms. Wasilla

Chelsea-Lyn Rudder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chelsea-Lyn Rudder

There is nothing wrong with a woman wanting to be respected and admired for both her intelligence and her beauty.

New York City Council Races: Ignore at Your Peril

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

For many of the City's residents, paying attention to the upcoming New York City Council races is like drinking civic castor oil But the Council has a lot of say in many decisions that affect our lives.

Coney Islnd Redevelopment Plan Up In The Air | Linda Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The City Council may not approve the Coney Island Redevelopment Plan. At Wednesday's public hearing, Council members had many questions and concerns....

Bloomberg And Quinn Cripple The City Watchdog

Betsy Gotbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Betsy Gotbaum

Of course, everybody knows that two people control the city budget: the Mayor and the Speaker. If you don't believe that, there's a bridge near City Hall I'd like to sell you.

Send in the Clowns

Bill Cunningham | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Bill Cunningham

The coup and near counter-coup of a few renegade members have exposed the most "dysfunctional" state legislative body to editorial scorn and cartoon ridicule.

City Council Members Get Some Charity From Non-Profits

New York Daily News | Benjamin Lesser and Erin Einhorn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Three-quarters of the City Council's 51 members got campaign contributions from employees or board members of the nonprofits they helped bankroll with...

The Right to Vote, the Right to Be Elected

Joshua Schoen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Joshua Schoen

Dodge Landesman, an 18-year-old, is running for City Council in the Second District of New York. Should youth in the country be represented in public office?

How New York's Congestion Plan Collapsed

Earth Island Institute | Adam Federman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For advocates of mass transit, congestion pricing is much more than just a way to reduce traffic or increase the efficiency of our roadways. It is a b...