Councilmember Carlos Menchaca and former Councilmember Dan Garodnick tour Industry City in 2015.
The fate of the rezoning in Brooklyn may have a lasting impact on New York City’s land use decisions.
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The New York League of Conservation Voters and the Citizens Budget Commission have released a new report.
Environmentalists and budget hawks target tax exemptions and reimbursements to local governments.
Policy
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Protesters in Rochester on September 5th.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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The Rochester Police Department firing gags onto protestors on September 5, 2020.
Before Daniel Prude’s death, Rochester overhauled its police oversight board to give it significantly more power.
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Alejandra Caraballo, a trans Latina and Democratic socialist, could just make history as the first trans person ever elected to the City Council.
A Q&A with the Brooklyn lawyer and community board member on her campaign for Laurie Cumbo’s seat.
Personality
personality
Protestors stand in clouds of chemical irritants deployed by the Rochester police.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Protestors in Rochester gather at the site of Daniel Prude's death on Thursday, September 3rd.
New York City has no monopoly on alleged police misconduct and systemic racism in law enforcement.
Policy
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Nurses at NYC Health + Hospitals/Jacobi  in May 2020.
Mixed messages and flimsy regulations could leave nurses and others defenseless again.
Policy
policy
Mayor Bill de Blasio in Sunset Park with Test and Trace Corps on August 18th.
De Blasio says long-term borrowing and union concessions are needed, but some experts and elected officials think there are other options.
Policy
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MTA officials are threatening a 40% reduction in subway and bus service if they do not receive $12 billion in aid.
Rounding up the week’s political news.
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Rebecca C. Lewis
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