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Make The Road

Make The Road New York (MRNY) is a Latino and working class advocacy group that operates in Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and Long Island. The organization advocates for issues that are important t... READ MORE»

Mark Willis

Mark Winston Griffith

Marriage Equality (Gay Marriage)

In the 1990s, conversations about gay marriage became more frequent and less taboo. New Yorkers especially have worked in the past decades to create a wave of acceptance and pride. On June 24, 2011, N... READ MORE»

Marty Markowitz

Marty Markowitz is a former state senator who served as borough president of Brooklyn from 2002-2013.


New York City is a major media hub for both the United States as well as globally. While large-scale media outlets and institutions are among the most recognized, the city also has a rich tradition of... READ MORE»

Mental Health

Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA)

The Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) oversees the New York City region's commuter rails, buses, subway systems, and operates multiple toll bridges and tunnels.

Michael Bloomberg

Michael Bloomberg was New York City’s 108th mayor.

Milbank Portfolio

The Milbank portfolio, a batch of 10 Bronx buildings, where default and disrepair inspired a new early warning system for troubled buildings.

Mitt Romney

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

Mott Haven

Mott Haven is a neighborhood in the south Bronx with over 50,000 residents per square mile. Most of the town's citizens are of Puerto Rican descent along with a sizable Caucasian population. The neigh... READ MORE»


New York City has a rich musical tradition, spurred by the number of diverse cultures who call the city home. It has fostered such music genres as Jazz, Salsa, Disco, Folk, Rock, and Hip-Hop, and the ... READ MORE»



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