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Race and Ethnicity

New York City's history as a haven for different ethnicities and cultural groups has helped to make it a globally-recognized center for diversity.

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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»

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»

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Regional Plan Association

The Regional Plan Association is a tri-state urban development and advocacy group that allows for the growth of cities in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut. The organization was founded in 1922 an... READ MORE»

Religion and Spirituality

With a diverse population of eight million people, it is no surprise that New York City is a haven for people subscribing to a wide variety of religious faiths. Churches, mosques, temples, and other h... READ MORE»

Rent Control

Rent Control is a New York City housing policy that limits the amount of money a landlord can charge their tenants for monthly rent. According to the most recent government data available, only 1.8 pe... READ MORE»

Rent Regulated Housing

Rent regulated housing are units where protections for tenants and limits on the amount of rent that a landlord can charge are set by state law. Rent stabilization is in effect in over one million apa... READ MORE»

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Robert Moses

Robert Moses was New York City and the region's "master builder" during the 20th century. He was responsible for numerous public projects that New Yorkers recognize today including the Brooklyn Batter... READ MORE»

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island is a two mile long by 800 foot wide stretch of land located on the East River. The Queensboro Bridge crosses over the island and the Roosevelt Island tramway connects it to Manhattan.

Rudy Giuliani

Rudy Giuliani served as Mayor of New York City from 1994 to 2001. Giuliani ran in 1989 in an effort to unseat Ed Koch but lost to David Dinkins. He eventually defeated Dinkins in the 1993 election, wi... READ MORE»



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Arson

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

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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

Veterans

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

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