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Moses, Jacobs And You: The Battle For Gotham

A history of the philosophical battle between Robert Moses and Jane Jacobs, told by an author who, wisely, took it personally.

Going National

We are so desperate for any little inkling for success

Queens Race Defies Narrative Of Gay Rights, Reform

Coverage of the matchup between Sen. Shirley Huntley and Challenger Lynn Nunes revolves around gay rights. But hospital closings, foreclosures and flooding are the issues closer to the district.

Citizens Can Weigh In On Term Limits, Other Charter Changes

The Campaign Finance Board is collecting pro and con statements on the two ballot questions proposed by the Charter Revision Commission. Learn how to offer your two cents.

Term Limits, Fair Share To Be On November Ballot

The Charter Revision Commission green-lighted several questions for voters to decide this fall, including whether to return to a two-term limit. But the push for nonpartisan elections died with a whimper.

Call To Charter Commission: Do More

At a hearing in Brooklyn, people called on the charter revision commission to take on a wider range of issues--from lulus to land-use--than its staff has targeted.

Charter Panel Wrestles With Agenda

Some members of the Charter Revision Commission disagreed pointedly with the panel's own staff over what changes to city government are worth contemplating before a November vote.

Charter Panel's Narrow Scope Stirs Concerns

When the Charter Revision Commission meets Monday night, it will weigh its staff's recommendations against advocates' calls for a wider vision.

Watchdog Says Save Public Advocate, Beeps

The Citizen Union's recommendations to the city's charter revision commission go well beyond the good-government group's reversal on nonpartisan elections.

Builders, Advocates Press For Land Use Changes

The Charter Revision Commission will hear calls to reform New York's process for deciding what can be built where.

Government Integrity Is Charter Panel's Focus

The charter commission hears from experts as it considers whether the city's ethics monitors are sufficiently independent.

Question Facing Beeps, Public Advocate: To Be Or Not To Be

Twenty years ago a charter revision stripped six city offices of much of their power. Will the current charter review lead to restoration … or retirement?

Term Limits Debate Could Turn On Details

Charter revision commissioners heard from a panel of experts—and weighed in themselves—on the complex questions surrounding whether and how to restrict tenure in office.

Cuomo Agenda Sees City As Model

In his 250-page policy platform, the gubernatorial candidate models several proposals after what New York City is already doing. What does the city get in return?

Experts Wanted! Bloomberg Panel Seeks Sage Advice

The Charter Revision Commission reveals the schedule for hearings where experts will weigh in on potential changes to city government. But which experts will get a say?

Term Limits & Land Use Top Charter Revision List

The city's Charter Revision Commission staked out broad areas of inquiry as it heads toward a possible 2010 vote to revamp New York's government.

Charter Commission Meets Monday

The panel considering changes to the city's governing structure will consider which issues to examine during its next round of hearings.

Term Limits, Party Politics On Bloomberg Charter Panel's Menu

After the first round of hearings on how to revise the city's charter, a list has emerged of what New Yorkers want to change about their government.

Charter Debate: A Zero-Sum Game?

At a Charter Revision Commission hearing in the Bronx, the theme was power: Who wants more, and who's supposed to give it up.

Who's Got The Power? Citizens To Weigh In

The first public hearing of the mayor's Charter Revision Commission could be the start of a fast-track effort to change the way New York City governs itself.

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Election Day Choice: 'Yes' Or 'No' On Ballot Questions?

By Matthew Goldstein

Election Day Choice: 'Yes' Or 'No' On Ballot Questions?

The chair of the city's charter revision commission weighs in on the two questions that face voters on Tuesday. Add your voice to the discussion.



Foundation Frustration

Why are big-money philanthropies afraid of community organizers?