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NYC's Unopposed Candidates: Accountability Tools

If your state senator or assemblymember is running unopposed next week, there's no one to raise questions about their performance. So you'll have to check into it yourself.

A Third of NYC Races are Uncontested

Next Tuesday, 21 of 63 legislative races in New York City are one candidate affairs. A Gotham Gazette-City Limits project looks at why it happens and how it impacts voters.

Talking Corruption, Brooklyn-Style

Watch the latest episode of "Straight Up," the Brooklyn Independent Media reporters' roundtable that trades studio seats for bar stools. This month, Capital New York's Azi Paybarah and Ben Max of Gotham Gazette are guests.

Steal this Poster About Tenant Rights

A survey says the city's housing enforcement system is unknown to many tenants who have problems with their apartments. So help spread the word.

Will the State Wage Board Listen to Harvey Keitel?

A push to address the very low minimum wage of tipped workers recalls the exchange between Mr. White and Mr. Pink.

Where Do the Homeless Come From?

It's not gentrifying neighborhoods, for the most part, according to a new report. Instead, it's the neighborhoods where people find refuge from displacement.

Trash Fight is Sequel to Bloomberg Battle

A bill to cap how much city trash each neighborhood has to handle hardens the targets of a policy first approved nine years ago.

City Revamping its Affordable Housing Toolkit

Mayor de Blasio's housing plan was full of ambition and ideas. Achieving them will require streamlining and rearranging the city's housing development system, says HPD's commissioner.

Long Before Today's Ebola Scare, City Fended Off Smallpox

A small 1947 outbreak was halted when the city vaccinated 600,000 in a week and at least 2.5 million overall.

Can Bill de Blasio Lead a Progressive Urban Surge?

The mayor has chalked up victories at home and rallied fellow mayors around an activist platform. Sure, this could be another false dawn for the hope of a new, national urban agenda. But maybe ...


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Agencies Almost Always Have The Last Word

Courts have little power to overturn decisions by agency hearing officers — as two evicted public housing tenants recently learned.
The Gotham Gazette

City Selects 50 Senior Centers to Close

This article details the locations of the 50 planned senior center closings throughout New York City being proposed in Mayor Bloomberg's executive budget.
The New York Times

Bloomberg Admits $722M CityTime System to Replace Paper Timesheets Has Been 'A Disaster'

Mayor Bloomberg acknowledged during a briefing on Monday that the city's plan to overhaul the data infrastructure for timesheets for city workers has been grossly over-budget and largely ineffective.
The Daily News

Budget Options for New York City

This report from the city's Independent Budget Office highlights different ways the city can cut costs in spending. This latest edition includes 63 measures for reducing costs or raising revenues. IBO does not endorse or recommend any of the budget options examined in the volume; they are presented for discussion purposes only and include our estimates of potential savings or revenues as well as arguments for and against each of the measures.
The Independent Budget Office

Mayor Bloomberg Releases Preliminary 2010 Budget

Provides a snapshot of how the city performed economically for the first four months of the 2010 fiscal year with an eye towards the mayor's proposals for cutbacks and spending outlays through June of this year.
The Office of the Mayor of New York City

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