The quest for city-funded half-price MetroCards, known as Fair Fares, isn’t quite shaping up to be a fair fight. Mayor de Blasio — who has resisted including the measure in his budget — was massively outnumbered by an army of city elected officials, … [Read more...] about Pressure mounts on de Blasio as more city officials support half-priced MetroCards for poor New Yorkers
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For all the political advantages New York Democrats have enjoyed in recent years, they never succeeded for any length of time in ruling the upper house of the State Legislature. Even in overwhelmingly Democratic New York, the last bastion of Republican power in Albany remains the … [Read more...] about Far reaching consequences for WNY loom as Democrats eye State Senate takeover
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday took on his Democratic opponent, activist and actress Cynthia Nixon, on her key argument that the state has long underfunded public schools and the worst neglect has been in African-American and Latino neighborhoods in New York City. “This … [Read more...] about Cuomo rejects Nixon’s school funding jabs, touts ‘highest in the nation’ spending
In the neighborhood of the also-abandoned St. Cyril Church, the tract—if not redeveloped—could someday add significantly to the acreage devoted to urban agriculture. Photo by James Griffioen.It’s a warm day in April, and Skip Wiener is showing off the crown … [Read more...] about Plowing Over: Can Urban Farming Save Detroit and Other Declining Cities? Will the Law Allow It?
Note: This month’s CLE, “A Storm Brews Over Wind Power,” was on Wednesday, Feb. 17.It is a bright mid-September day. Hal and Judy Graham are sitting in the living room of their restored 19th century farmhouse, which looks out over the still-green rolling hills … [Read more...] about The War of Winds