Push to Diversify City Contracting Falls Short of Goals
Eight years after the Bloomberg administration began an effort to get minority- and women-owned firms a bigger share of city contracts, targets have not been met. Part 1 of a three-part series.
Minority Contractors Face Hurdles, Flaws in Law
In the city's effort to diversify city contracting, the administration is limited by procurement rules, MWBE firms by their small size and the law itself by the fuzzy process behind the goals it's set. Part II in our series.
NYC's MWBE Push: Cracking Down, Looking Ahead
As local law enforcement follows the feds' lead in going after city contractors that fake working with minority- and women-owned firms, the future of the MWBE program is in a new mayor's hands. Part III of our series.
MWBE Programs Face Court Scrutiny
Cities and states that want to diversify their contractor pool have to prove that genuine disparities exist. Part of our series on New York's M/WBE initiative.
Cabrera Rallies Against Armory Plan
The councilman is trying to build pressure against the plan to turn the long-vacant Kingsbridge Armory into an ice sports center.
Who Won Brooklyn's Campaign Money Race?
The votes are in. The inauguration looms. It's time to see who from Brooklyn gave, gathered and got the most in 2013 campaign contributions.
Serious Questions Greet Speaker Candidates in Bronx
At a forum featuring councilmembers hoping to be the city's next speaker, tough issues were discussed, different styles were displayed and the crowd was anything but silent.
Update: Election Board Defends Poll-Site Notifications
Voters complained of not being informed that their voting site had changed. But the BOE says at least a few of the confused voters were told well in advance.
Hopes for De Blasio: High and Low, Specific vs. Sweeping
Bill de Blasio's promise of progress has raised expectations. In Brownsville on Election Day, voters' hopes ranged from a vague desire for change to specific, ambitious goals.
Bronx Voters Skip Ballot Questions in Big Numbers
One in three voters who cast a ballot in the mayoral race didn't weigh in on the ballot questions. In some cases, poll workers may have failed to remind voters to flip their ballots.
High Hopes for De Blasio from Bronx Muslims
Muslim voters in the Bronx were confident on Election Day that the Democrat will address issues of security, surveillance, and Islamic holidays
Losing an Election 195 to 1, But Ready to Run Again
You see their names on every ballot—candidates you've not heard of from parties you may not have known existed. They run facing certain defeat. Ever wonder why?
An Election Day Saga at P.S. 6
Self-interest and civic spirit, friendship and suspicion, crisis and calm—all were on display at one polling place during the long day that was Election 2013.
Campaign 2013, Seen from Brownsville
We wanted to hear a little of what people in one somewhat forgotten piece of Brooklyn thought about the candidates, the campaign and the city.
Poll Site Changes Cause Confusion in Brooklyn
More than a hundred election districts changed their polling place after the September primary, leading to confusion and frustration for voters who said they were not informed.
For Bronx-Based Mayoral Candidate, It Ain't Easy Being Green
Tony Gronowicz ran for mayor on the Green Party line knowing he would lose, but hoping to gather enough votes to force the major parties to pay attention.
Little Enthusiasm Among Young Bronx Voters
If the atmosphere at Hostos Community College is any indication, the buzz around the Obama campaign has been followed by a whisper shrouding the 2013 mayoral race.
If Bronx Voters Wrote the Victory Speech
They'd focus on ending stop-and-frisk. At least that's what one sampling of voters said into our Election Day microphone.
2013 Mayoral Race Continues Lonely Era for Bronx Republicans
Despite an 11-1 registration disadvantage, no local election wins since 2002 and a mayoral candidate trailing by double digits, some Bronx GOPers still have hope.
Bet on Casinos Means Rewards, Risks
Casino supporters say they'll generate tax revenue and jobs. The success of nearby casinos suggests they're right. But new competition could flood the gambling market.
Senior Advocates Target Voters Despite Mayoral Polls
Surveys suggest there's little competition in the race for City Hall, but AARP believes the election is still a chance to educate Bronx voters about issues affecting older people.
The NYC Campaign Finance Board (CFB), a nonpartisan, independent agency that enhances the role o Read More»
BTQ Financial is a fast-growing, dynamic and entrepreneurial company providing a full range of f Read More»
The lessons of New York City’s water supply system are instructive as the city addresses the equally... Read More»
A briefing paper by NYMetroVets calling for the next mayor to create a more robust employment and ho... Read More»
In 2012, 419 people were classified as murder victims in New York City. This document, produced by t... Read More»
As the country's Latino population becomes poised to play a bigger in the nation's political landsca... Read More»
City Limits video reporter Rae Gomes talks with Brooklyn artists about the role they play in capturi... Read More»
CUP is looking for project proposals from NYC-based organizers and advocates who are working on ... Read More»
The Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP) is looking for project proposals from NYC- based community or... Read More»