Thanks to term limits, scads of city offices will be up for grabs this fall–but that doesn’t mean your favorite neighborhood progressive candidate is a shoo-in. Three political kingmakers give wannabe contenders some pointers. City Limits gets the 411 from Martin Brennan, Kevin Finnegan and Micah Lasher.
A Queens building that burned to the ground in a catastrophic fire in early December was the site of extensive renovations that were being done without proper permits from the city Department of Buildings.
Records show that extensive work was being done without permits at 153-01 Northern Boulevard, where a massive fire erupted several weeks ago.
Census 2000 was supposed to make up for a decade-old miscount of New York’s homeless. Instead, snafus and incompetence may deprive the city of billions.
A Housing and Urban Development community outreach program has morphed into a battleground between Secretary Andrew Cuomo and the GOP.
Western Queens faced the unthinkable: a contested primary for Congress. How the borough’s political leaders made sure it didn’t happen.
New York’s income gap continues to widen.
If the state Republican Party has its way, the Working Families Party won’t be around to cause trouble in this fall’s election.
A harsh letter to the editor ends a potential relationship between the city’s Administration for Children Services and an parental advisory committee.
The deregulation of New York’s power industry is making electric bills as freewheeling as the Nasdaq. Instead of taking a promised dive, prices are heading higher than the mercury.