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Highlights From NADA New York 2016

Kari Adelaide | Posted 05.11.2017 | Arts
Kari Adelaide

Jennifer Sullivan, Afraid Very Afraid, 2015, Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches. Image courtesy of the artist. Jennifer Sullivan's painting in the booth ...

Albany's Groundhog Day and New York's Secret Anti-Corruption Law

Andrew Stengel | Posted 12.03.2016 | New York
Andrew Stengel

Before I was a criminal defense lawyer, I was a prosecutor. Before I was a prosecutor I was the Senior Adviser for Government Reform for the Majority Conference in New York State Senate (the irony of the title considering the stream of corruption prosecutions and convictions since is not lost on me.)

Trust in the Time of Silver

Noam Bramson | Posted 03.25.2015 | Politics
Noam Bramson

It's admittedly hard to tell from the headlines, especially out of Albany, but political corruption of the cash-in-envelope variety is rare, probably rarer today than at any time in American history. My plea is simply this: Leave some room for trust.

Artists Transform Old Chinatown Beauty Parlor Into A Creative Playground

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 12.06.2013 | Arts

There is something oddly unique about the experience of visiting a barbershop or beauty salon. You take a seat and for the next hour or so partake in ...

When Will We Have Three Women in a Room?

Tom Allon | Posted 09.13.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

Politics, like many professions, has for too long been an old boys club, with bad behavior tolerated and misdeeds covered up. Nowhere has this been more evident than in Albany, New York.

Weirdness Inspired

Kalup Linzy | Posted 08.29.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

When logging into Twitter last week, I came across a tweet that mentioned me. My heart fluttered. Curiosity got the best of me. When I checked o...

10 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Redistricting

Morgan Pehme | Posted 10.19.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New Yorkers have shown a much greater interest in addressing gerrymandering than ever before. But there is still a great deal about the current debate that is largely unknown, misunderstood, or unsaid.

Cuomo Scores Victory On Property Tax Cap

Posted 07.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Andrew Cuomo once again got his way on a major piece of legislation. Cuomo and leaders from both parties announced they had agreed to place a ...

Shelly On Bloomberg's Teacher Layoff Claim: Just Use Your Rainy Day Funds

Posted 06.01.2011 | New York

State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is not buying Mayor Bloomberg's line about having to cut thousands of teachers' jobs under the just passed state...

WATCH: Cuomo Warns Of Budget Shutdown

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

With the April 1 deadline to pass a state budget looming, Gov. Cuomo warned New Yorkers that the government could stop running. From the Daily News: ...

Cuomo, Bloomberg Agree To Work Together On 'Last in, First Out' Teacher Rule

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Three days after blindsiding Mayor Bloomberg, Gov. Cuomo now says he wants to work with the mayor to end the "last in, first out" teacher layoff rule....

WATCH: Assembly Blocks Bill To End 'Last In, First Out'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Mayor Bloomberg's dreams of ending the "last in, first out" rule for laying off teachers appear to be crushed. Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver said h...

Andrew Cuomo Has Secret 'Peace' Pow Wow With Shelly Silver

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Andrew Cuomo's gubernatorial campaign was all about cleaning up Albany. Therefore, the governor-elect is apparently trying to make nice with a man who...

Democrats' State Majority Imperiled | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

On an otherwise largely disappointing night for New York Republicans, the party appeared to be on the verge of either retaking the State Senate or thr...

Ed Koch: You're Either on the Side of the Angels, or You're a Bum

Blake Fleetwood | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Blake Fleetwood

I am intrigued by former Mayor Ed Koch's Don Quixote campaign to rid the New York State's dysfunctional legislature of all the crooks and bums.

A Sustainable City Requires Increased Mass Transit Subsidies

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Steven Cohen

As New York City moves to advance its sustainability agenda, New York State's relentless budget crisis is having a dramatic impact on the cost structure of the region's mass transit.

Rats Run Wild In Collect Pond Park (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Collect Pond Park belongs to the rats. The footage below shows dozens of rats streaming across a patch of asphalt in the Downtown park. The rodents...