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New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and Mayor Bill de Blasio announce the closing of Rikers Island.
When the jail closes, use the land to fight climate change, pollution and environmental injustice.
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New Yorkers line up to cast their votes for President of the United States on Tuesday, November 8th, 2016
A ‘back-end’ model will have a much greater effect
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A child with a rash caused by the measles virus.
New York should protect children with compromised immune systems.
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A woman walks past the Google offices in Manhattan New York
The city and state can’t ignore the fast-growing economic sector.
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A grassroots protest in Albany, NY.
Cuomo’s lobbying rules could harm grassroots groups.
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A close-up view of Benjamin Franklin on the 100 dollar bill
Limit influence of big money by reducing contribution limits and match small contributions.
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Council Member Carlos Menchaca Attends Ground Breaking Ceremony For Sunset Park Library and Affordable Housing Development
It should be funded as much as its Puerto Rican and Dominican counterparts.
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Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner, stands with Rev. Al Sharpton during a news conference outside of New York Police headquarters.
This law shields police officers from public scrutiny at the expense of accountability, transparency and safety.
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The green roof of the Barclays Center was the largest ever to cover a sporting venue upon its completion in 2012.
Urban farms, reduced pollution, lower energy costs, even sound-proofing – what’s not to like?
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A candidate in a crowded field can win with little actual support. Here’s how to fix it.
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