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LICH Leftovers

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 07.08.2014 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

Brooklynites didn't really need de Blasio or me or anyone else. In late April, after weeks of rainy marches and rallies, SUNY withdrew its plan to close LICH. For a moment at least, the community and workers had saved their hospital.

This Boy Didn't Have to Die -- Will You Help Prevent Another Tragedy?

Steve Nelson | Posted 05.28.2014 | New York
Steve Nelson

Cruel and random death drains us hollow and we hope, against all rational evidence, that some muted and tolerable life will seep back in. Yes, all premature death seems unnecessary, but Cooper died from our civic negligence. We, the citizens of New York, are complicit.

LETITIA WINS!

| Posted 12.02.2013 | New York

By Colby Hamilton THEATER DISTRICT — Brooklyn Councilwoman Letitia James won Tuesday’s primary election runoff for public advocate, beating her...

Vote For Public Advocate Tomorrow

Posted 10.01.2013 | New York

The runoff election for the the Democratic nomination for New York City public advocate is on Tuesday, October 1. Neither of the two candidates, city ...

A Common Sense Idea to Save NYC $20 Million

Richard Robbins | Posted 11.13.2013 | New York
Richard Robbins

The Public Advocate race on the other hand, will surely require a runoff, that could cost $20 million. Here's a simple, common sense idea that could save that money: postpone the Public Advocate runoff, and hold it during the November 5th general election.

In Need of Publicity: The 2013 New York City Public Advocate Race

Ben Max | Posted 10.15.2013 | New York
Ben Max

Along with money, endorsements, and personality, identity politics could play a significant role in this race, with the four candidates coming from diverse backgrounds.

SUNY CLOSING LICH IN DEFIANCE OF COURT ORDER

Carroll Gardens Patch | Posted 09.17.2013 | New York

In a bold move that blatantly ignores court orders, SUNY Downstate officials are relocating patients, transferring employees and planning to shut down...

Betsy Gotbaum, Ex-Public Advocate, Backs Stepson’s Opponent In Race

The New York Times | Posted 01.17.2013 | New York

Noah E. Gotbaum, a son of the labor leader Victor Gotbaum, can count on his family name for a boost as he runs this year for the office of New York Ci...

How Effective Is NY's Ban On Assault Weapons?

THE NEW YORK WORLD | Posted 12.19.2012 | New York

The Sandy Hook shooting last Friday has reawakened calls for assault weapons bans nationwide. Since New York is one of a handful of states to prohibit...

Daniel Squadron, Melissa Sklarz and City & State's 40 Under 40 on Yetta Kurland LIVE! Oct. 10, 2012 (AUDIO)

Yetta Kurland | Posted 12.18.2012 | Gay Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week I spoke about the Gender Expression Non-Discrimination Act with the bill's prime sponsor, New York state senator Daniel Squadron, and transgender activist Melissa Sklarz. Then I talked with City & State managing editor Jon Lentz about their 2012 Rising Stars: 40 Under 40.

WATCH: Beastie Boy Adam Yauch Honored In NY Senate

Posted 05.16.2012 | New York

Beastie Boy Adam "MCA" Yauch was officially honored by the New York State Senate this week. Young Senator Daniel Squadron, who represents Yauch's ...

Matt Sledge

New York Officials Announce Plan To Rein In Chinatown Buses

HuffingtonPost.com | Matt Sledge | Posted 04.23.2012 | New York

Proposed legislation would regulate the cheap, intercity buses that lawmakers said have caused curbside bedlam in some areas of the city -- especially...

BQE To Remain A Big Mess, Probably Forever

Posted 01.05.2012 | New York

There's no money to make significant changes to the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway, The New York Times reports, and it seems the much-maligned roadway wil...

L Train Outages Bad For Brooklyn Business

Posted 12.02.2011 | New York

Last weekend (a holiday weekend, one of the busiest travel weekend of the year), the L train was out of service for the whole weekend, frustrating tho...