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Jackson Heights

Jackson Heights is a primarily residential neighborhood in northwestern Queens. The area is home to a large Latino, East Indian, and Middle Eastern population. The district is known for its wide array... READ MORE»


Jamaica is one of Queens' largest neighborhoods and is known for a sizable African-American and Hispanic population. In recent years, the area has been affected by issues relating to high joblessness ... READ MORE»

Jane Jacobs

Jay Walder

Though thought to be the messiah of New York’s outdated transportation system, Jay Walder resigned on July 21, 2011 as head of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. After only two short years at ... READ MORE»

Jews and Judaism

New York City has a Jewish population of over 1 million people, making it one of the largest Jewish populations in the world. The population is comprised of both reform and Orthodox followers and the ... READ MORE»

Joel Klein

In 2002, Mayor Michael Bloomberg appointed Joel Klein Chancellor of New York City schools. Before his appointment, he was a business leader and the CEO of Bertelsmann, Inc. Immediately Klein and Bloom... READ MORE»

John Liu

John Liu was New York City's 43rd comptroller and the first Asian-American elected to a citywide office. A former Councilmember from Queens, he ran unsuccessfully for mayor in 2013.

Jonathan Bowles




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