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Rosie Perez and cat-loving influencer Jackson Galaxy join Brooklyn electeds in effort to reduce the borough's feral cat population

The celebrities helped City Council Members Justin Brannan and Farah Louis highlight a new nonprofit veterinary clinic offering affordable spaying and neutering for kitties.

Interviews & Profiles


How the MTA is holding out for congestion pricing

Chairman Janno Lieber discusses how the agency is trying to avoid a $2.5 billion funding gap and counting on the new toll plan to fund capital improvements.

News & Politics


Another Staten Island secession task force bill, really?

New York City Council Member Joe Borelli wants to explore making the borough a city again after his last attempt failed.



Making broadband internet connections to New York’s hardest-to-reach places

Gov. Kathy Hochul’s $1.4 billion ConnectALL initiative is aiming to boost speeds and incentivize new fiber optic cable installations.



State’s first chief disability officer tackles post-COVID-19 priorities

Kimberly Hill’s priorities are tackling employment and housing for New Yorkers with disabilities after the impact of the coronavirus pandemic, according to advocates.



Nonprofit human services workers may finally get a raise through the state budget

Their cost-of-living increases were routinely cut out of the annual final agreement under then-Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

New York State


Hochul celebrates New York meeting its 2021 MWBE goal

The governor wants $11 million to clear the certification backlog to meet its target again this year.



Hochul’s proposal to extend mayoral control of NYC schools to four years gets pushback

Education leaders and elected officials speaking at a public hearing wanted a shorter extension and to start a discussion on how the schools would be governed going forward.

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