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New York City Economy

Putting the Boom Back Into NYC Construction

Geri Stengel | Posted 10.23.2012 | Impact
Geri Stengel

In typical New York City fashion, the problem is being confronted head-on, by spearheading a cross-sector collaboration to make NYC the construction tech capital of the world.

Bloomberg Touts NYC Jobs Recovery Despite High Unemployment Rate

Posted 03.09.2012 | New York

A new report is revealing the city added 71,400 private-sector jobs in 2011, an overall 2.3 percent gain in the past year. The data also shows th...

NYC Prices Up By 14% Since Last Year | ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN | Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

The price is not right. In addition to skyrocketing rent and gas prices, New Yorkers are being nickel and dimed to death, shelling out 21 cents mor...

New York Must Learn the Lessons of a Valuable Federal Program

Chloe Tribich | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chloe Tribich

A small but highly effective provision of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act has expired.

Why We Are Launching the New York City Council Progressive Caucus

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Today, 12 council members are forming the NY City Council Progressive Caucus. Bloomberg has done little to confront inequality, preferring instead a trickle-down economic approach.

Paterson's Record Cut During a Homelessness Crisis

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Brosnahan

A staggering 39,200 people will bed down tonight in NYC's emergency shelter system. Paterson's budget would slash $104 million from adult shelters, prevention services and permanent housing.

"Leave Them Back!"

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Alan Singer

Social promotion was never a big problem. Politicians, including both Thompson and Mayor Moneybags, created an unnecessary furor and stigmatized a tiny fraction of the student population.

The Mayor's Legacy Dilemma

Stuart Appelbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stuart Appelbaum

Bloomberg must begin to recognize that real prosperity doesn't trickle from the top down. The battle over jobs planned for the Kingsbridge Armory in the Bronx is his first challenge.

Voters Weigh In On Important Local Issues

Rachel Sterne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Rachel Sterne

While national news grabs headlines, voters around the country have expressed their interest in local issues this election season. A voter in New York says she wants to know about the impact of immigrants on the city's economy.