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OTHER DAVIDS READY THEIR
Slings In Run For Mayor

Though City Councilman Tony Avella and "Reverend" Billy Talen have an uphill battle to beat Goliath this fall, they're banking on grassroots dissent against Bloomberg to propel their bids for office.

What The High Line's
Success Can Teach Us

Savvy and serendipity played a big part in the realization of this long-awaited park. But the project's success contains lessons for other public efforts of every kind.

Subway Searches Raise Questions Of Efficacy, Legality

There's no way of knowing if the subway bag searches are working; it's supposed to be a deterrent, and a deterrent's value is only evident when it fails.

The City's Latest
Hirings and Retirings

In recent months, players in NYC's public and nonprofit spheres found the grass greener in places like the Casey Family Foundation, the Alliance for Downtown New York - and graduate school.

Greening The Apple

NYC Goes Green

GREENING THE APPLE

City Council passes landmark legislation to make city buildings environmentally sound.

STEALTH REPORT: HOUSING STUDY KEPT
UNDER WRAPS

Gifford Miller gave Betsy Gotbaum $400,000 to find new ways to build affordable housing. Their study and its recommendation--to promote new condo development in the outer boroughs--still hasn’t been made public.

GETTING DOWN TO BUSINESSES

Council Speaker Gifford Miller proposes special borough-wide offices to help small businesses compete.

Voting by Moxie

Half the city’s immigrant population can’t legally vote, but that hasn’t kept them from taking part in politics. How the newest New Yorkers are drawing the eye of savvy politicians.

Battery Park City Recharged

The 1960s promise to fund low-cost housing through Battery Park City languished for decades. Why the city finally made good on its pledge.

BENEFITS GET A BOOST

Council Speaker Gifford Miller endorses bill requiring health insurance in certain fields.

BUILDING CONSENSUS: RAVE REVIEWS FOR WEST SIDE PLAN

City takes unprecedented steps to create more affordable housing.

Waste Not

For years the outer boroughs have been Manhattan's garbagemen. Mayor Bloomberg says it's time for that to change--and his Upper East Side neighbors are trashing his plans.

Government Goes Green?

City Council members call for environmentally sound public buildings.

Reining in the Zoning Board

Two very different ideas for how to rein in wild development.

HOUSING MINUS POLITICS

Public Advocate seeks middle ground with new affordability study.

Health Aides Fight Back

Aide, Attendant--What's the Diff?

REINING IN THE ZONING BOARD

Two different tracks emerge for reforming the city's Board of Standards and Appeals.

SICK AND TIRED OF LOW PAY: HEALTH AIDES VOTE TO STRIKE

The city's home health aides take care of thousands of elderly and ailing New Yorkers. But who's looking out for them?

CLOUDY FORECAST

How big is next year's budget? Depends whom you ask.


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