Confusion Over Special Elections in the Bronx
No one knows yet how Governor Cuomo (even the governor himself!) will fill 11 empty seats in the state legislature, including two in the borough.
Bronx Council Newcomer Gibson Gets Key Post
Bronx Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson joined almost every borough colleague opposing Mark-Viverito for Council, but nonetheless was awarded control of the public safety committee.
Brownsville Board Says Home Runs Threaten Motorists
The local community board wants a higher fence at the Brownsville Rec Center to prevent softballs from striking cars on Linden Boulevard. But the center has a long list of other needs.
Council Freshman Cohen Steers Clear of Progressive Caucus
While not ruling out joining the group, the new District 11 councilmember—and self-described progressive—says he plans to focus on bread-and-butter issues.
Council Newcomer Torres Wins Early Power
The youngest member of the city legislature was named chair of the public housing committee last week, just days after being arrested in an MLK-day act of civil disobedience.
Is the Bronx as Progressive as De Blasio Says?
The mayor lauds the borough's "progressive values," but the buzzword's application to Bronx politics is uneven at best—a fact that may complicate the mayor's ability to execute his agenda.
Budgets Cut, But NYC's Libraries Thrive—For Now
Free access to technology, help for immigrants, a safe space for kids. Branch libraries play an increasingly important role. But funding hasn't kept up. Will the lack of support undermine a critical civic resource?
Bronx Pols Get Council Leadership Posts
Six committees will be led by members from the Bronx, including public safety and public housing.
Brooklyn Members Get Key Council Posts
Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito gave members from the borough control of 15 of the Council's 37 committees, including the powerful Land Use panel.
Initiative to 'End AIDS' Looks for Traction in Albany
Advocates will be listening closely to the governor's budget address to see if the administration responds to their push for a comprehensive effort to effectively end new infections.
Advocates Want Housing Battle Fought on Many Fronts
A new report advocates a multi-pronged approach, and finds the market lost twice as much affordable housing as Bloomberg-era initiatives gained.
Looking After the Welfare of Child Welfare Workers
Burnout among child welfare workers hurts kids in foster care. In 2011, an effort was launched to give New York City caseworkers the support they need to stay on the job.
For Sunset Park, Proposed BRT Routes Could Help Foster Jobs
After a campaign pledge by Mayor de Blasio, a report suggests eight new bus routes around the city that would help fulfill it.
New Brooklyn Beep Adams Offers Continuity and Change
In an interview with the Brooklyn Bureau, he talks about building on predecessor Marty Markowitz's efforts while broadening focus to the vulnerable.
What the Bronx Wants From De Blasio
In Bill de Blasio's inaugural address he told New Yorkers: "Our strength is derived from you." Here's how Bronxites we polled want the new mayor to use the power they've given him.
Our Top 10 Top 10 Lists About Mayor Bloomberg
We close out every year with a Top 10 list, but a single list just won't do for our outgoing three-term leader.
Five Brooklyn Stories to Watch in 2014
Keep your eye on the DA's office, borough hall, NYCHA developments, the coastline and more.
Advocates to de Blasio: Fix Childcare System
The mayor-elect's campaign was focused on pre-K, but some want a focus on day-care for younger kids. The city's current system has empty seats but also faces overwhelming demand.
Advocates Say Armory Fight is Over, But Work Just Beginning
A two-decade debate over how to redevelop the massive Kingsbridge Armory ended with a City Council vote last week. Now promises to the community must be made real.
How Vito Lopez Changed Bushwick
Many think the former assemblyman and powerbroker is a creep. Some hail him as a hero. In Bushwick, his legacy—and the story of his downfall—are more complicated than either label suggests.
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.
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