The mayor won the school control battle and seems poised to scuttle a bill on public authorities. Has he finally figured out how to get his way in the state capitol? David King reports:
It's primary season, time for robo-calls, mailings and our expanded election coverage, with an array of information on all the candidates and original reporting on key races.
Gotham Gazette's coverage of City Council elections continues...
The extension of term limits has proved a double-edged sword for City Council member Alan Gerson. On one hand, it has given him a chance at four more years; on the other, it has provided his opponents with a political weapon to use against him. Alex Kane reports:
With four weeks to primary day, Gotham Gazette's in depth coverage of City Council elections kicks off this week with reports on Christine Quinn's quest for re-election, the contest in a transformed district, a 'referendum' on Atlantic Yards and the debate over a neighborhood's gritty past.
Gowanus Canal Looms over District 39 Race
This Brooklyn district includes some of the city's most gentrified blocks -- but a key issue in the City Council campaign harkens back to the area's far grittier past. Douglas A. Hinnant reports:
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New York's Now Beleaguered Financial Workforce
Employees in the once booming finance sector made far more than their counterparts in other industries. But it may be a long, long time before those jibs return.
Andrew Beveridge reports:
Now that the state Senate has calmed, what can be done to prevent another stalemate from shaking Albany? Our David King finds out.
David King reports:
The Comptroller Reality vs. the Chancellor's Reality
Las Vegas a la Brooklyn In an attempt to revitalize an area long known as "America's playground, the City Council approved a 27-acre redevelopment plan to turn Coney Island into a year-round destination, full of retail, hotels and entertainment. To take an in-depth look at the plan, check out Gotham Gazette's Coney Island gets a Facelift. Courtney Gross reports: http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/searchlight/20090730/203/2977
Despite a miniscule budget and little name recognition, Tony Avella thinks he can parlay his maverick reputation into victory in the
Courtney Gross reports:
State Senate Democrats may not have passed a lot of legislation but they have handed out millions of dollars to pet projects in their home districts. We look at who got what. David King reports: http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/Albany/20090727/204/2973
As Trade Center Plans Falter, City Could Have a Sense of Déjà Vu
As the main players in the redevelopment of the World Trade site seem locked in a never-ending drama, Tom Angotti cautions that New Yorkers face the possibility that what is eventually built at Ground Zero will echo the worst attributes of the old trade center.
Tom Angotti reports:
New York judges ruled a landlord could not throw a woman out of her rent-regulated apartment simply because she had left the city to care for her ailing parents.
Emily Jane Goodman reports:
Parents in Prison, Children in Foster Care:
Mothers who go to jail risk losing their children to the foster care system. Even if the families finally reunite, it can take years to repair the breach.
Michelle Chen reports:
Miguel Martinez pleaded guilty to felony charges, resigned from the City Council and faces years in prison. But his closest advisors still get to help pick his successor.
Courtney Gross reports: http://www.gothamgazette.com/article/fea/20090720/202/2967