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Early Childhood

Over one million children in New York City live in poverty. A study by the Fiscal Policy Institute shows that children who are enrolled in early education programs are less likely to need remedial cou... READ MORE»

East Village

Manhattan’s East Village is a primarily residential district located near New York University and the Cooper Union. The area is located on the southeast side of the island facing Brooklyn and several ... READ MORE»

Economic Development

Economic Policy

The Federal Reserve Bank of New York controls the city's economic policies and bridges the gap between finance and government. The city is considered one of the three command centers for economics sin... READ MORE»

Ed Koch

Ed Koch served three terms as the 105th Mayor of New York City from 1978 until 1989. Search archives back to 1976 on Scribd.


Education Policy

Election 2013: We Have Issues

The months of forums, polls, endorsements and campaign ads are coming to an end. What are the candidates for mayor of New York City saying about the key policy decisions the winner will face in City H... READ MORE»


Election results in New York City are overseen by the New York Board of Elections. The city is divided into sections assigned to polling centers. As the largest city in America, elections covering dis... READ MORE»

Ellis Island

Ellis Island is a historic landmark turned tourist attraction and museum. The facility is famous for welcoming thousands of European immigrants to the United States during the turn of the century. It ... READ MORE»

Energy Policy

The New York City Energy Policy Task Force is responsible for providing electricity to the homes, offices, and transportation systems that encompass the five boroughs. City offices and the housing aut... READ MORE»


New York City is known as a world capital of entrepreneurial activities across a wide range of different fields. In recent years, the interplay between supporting policies capable of generating new bu... READ MORE»

Environment and Energy

From coverage of hydroelectric energy turbines along the East River to eco-friendly affordable housing in the south Bronx, City Limits’ stories on environmental and energy-related projects are among t... READ MORE»


New York City houses several exhibitions in its various museums and cultural centers. The displays range in size and subject matter and attract thousands of visitors every year.



A key factor in the city's history, but largely left out of today's discussions of crime, arson has seen a dramatic decline in New York. But changes in investigative techniques and cuts to the city's ... READ MORE

Reading Room

Far from obsolete in the digital age, New York City's libraries are filling critical gaps: offering technology to low-income neighborhoods, a lifeline to immigrants, a safe space for after school. Usa... READ MORE

The MWBE Program

In 2005 New York City set out to reverse historic patterns of discrimination in contracting by adopting goals for the share of city procurement spending received by minority- and women-led businesses.... READ MORE



Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney was the Republican nominee for United States President in 2012.

Raymond W. Kelly

Raymond W. Kelly is the current police commissioner for the New York Police Department. Kelly was appointed in 2002 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to serve once again after representing the organization u... READ MORE


New York City is home to a number of veterans who served in several wars throughout history. The New York Mayor's Office of Veteran Affairs strives to find housing and jobs for veterans once they retu... READ MORE