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No Food Stamps for the Unemployed? NYC's Been There, Done That, and Its Not Pretty

American Anthropological Association | Posted 11.27.2013 | New York
American Anthropological Association

Cutting meager food stamp benefits to Americans who are out of work or requiring them to attend dead-end job placement training and Work Experience programs will do nothing to improve the over-all economy. It certainly hasn't in New York.

Mayor Bloomberg's Legacy: Dismantling Our Communities' Social Service Infrastructure

Melissa Mark-Viverito | Posted 08.26.2013 | New York
Melissa Mark-Viverito

Mayor Bloomberg has made privatization a hallmark of his administration, which has been most salient in his administration's rampant contracting out of municipal services. But in this final year, we are watching as this agenda goes into overdrive.

Battle Against Big Soda Ban Prompted Unlikely Alliances

The New York Times | NICHOLAS CONFESSORE | Posted 06.03.2013 | New York

The decision by a New York State judge striking down the Bloomberg administration’s ban on large, sugary drinks this week was not just a high-profil...

REPORT: City's 911 System Fraught With Delays And Errors

AP | SAMANTHA GROSS | Posted 07.04.2012 | New York

NEW YORK — The city's overhauled 911 system is beset by delays and errors that could leave callers without help for crucial seconds in an emerge...

The Ripple Effect of Applied Sciences in NYC

Tucker Reed | Posted 01.03.2012 | New York
Tucker Reed

Like many New Yorkers, I'm eager to see a new tech campus take root. But I'm even more excited by the ways in which it will help invigorate the ongoing rise of Downtown Brooklyn's creative sector.

City Wants To Give Street Sweepers Surveillance Cameras

nytimes.com | THOMAS KAPLAN | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York

In addition to grimy roadways, New York City's street sweepers might soon clean up something else: parking scofflaws. The Bloomberg administration is...

City Council To Grill Administration Over Slow Snow Response

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

City Council members will pepper Bloomberg administration officials over the city's sluggish response to last month's crippling snow storm. At th...

Bloomberg's Diversity Vow Questioned After All White Hires

nytimes.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Since winning a third term in November, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg has announced a parade of major appointments: bringing aboard three new deputy mayo...

Bike Sharing Program On Its Way?

CBS2 | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York may flood the city streets with thousands of inexpensive rental bikes, reports CBS 2′s Tony Aiello. Supporters say pedal power will improv...

Sharing the Pain

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David R. Jones, Esq.

The pain of hard times is coming down in buckets, with cuts to mass transit and a decision by the Bloomberg administration to charge rent of as much as $1,000 a month to homeless families.

Kevin Sheekey, Bloomberg's Long-Time Political Brain, Steps Down

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Kevin Sheekey, the man behind Michael Bloomberg's meteoric rise from common billionaire to term-busting mayor, is stepping down. In a press release, ...

Educating for Democracy: Educators and Students Speak Out at Medgar Evers Conference

Joel Shatzky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joel Shatzky

An all-day conference titled "Democratic Education Symposium" was held on Saturday at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn.

Trash Talk

Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Neat freaks, beware of Brownsville, steer clear of Morrisania and forget about Chinatown. These are some of the neighborhoods that received the wor...

Wolfson Sinks Teeth Into Bloomberg Administration

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

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Do you live in NYC's dirtiest neighborhood? Tell us why

Gotham Gazette | Courtney Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is your neighborhood spic and span or rife with refuse? The Bloomberg administration puts most of the city in the former category and promises to k...

Cornerstone Program, Affordable Housing Deal, Not Followed Up By Bloomberg

New York Daily News | Adam Lisberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Bloomberg administration never checked to see if developers who got discounted city land in exchange for building affordable housing kept their en...

Bloomberg: Pension System Is "Out Of Control"

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Pension costs have ballooned, Mayor Bloomberg says, threatening to bankrupt the city. Municipal unions and lawmakers in Albany created the crisis, he...