New potential funding mechanisms—including a measure that New Yorkers will see on the ballot this November—may provide an opportunity for homeowners in areas of high flood risk to sell their at-risk properties to the state or city. The properties are then rebuilt to be more resilient, or removed so the land can be used for coastal protection measures.
The effectiveness of New York’s plastic bag ban could serve as a portend for other, similar bans on single-use plastics either already approved or under discussion at both the city and state legislative levels. To get a better sense of how its implementation is going, City Limits’ CLARIFY interns spoke to more than 50 bodega owners and store workers in the outer boroughs to see if they’re still using plastic, and if so, to tell us why.
While turnout was not particularly high across the city, GOP wins signal that moderate and conservative voters were pushed to the polls in key districts, perhaps propelled by a rejection of more progressive proposals that have become mainstream, like diverting money from the police department.
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“Albanese might have the support of the law enforcement union, but I think more law enforcement officers would rather lick the floor of the Ferry Terminal than vote for him,” said Republican Councilmember Joe Borelli. “He’s had more positions than the Kama Sutra.”
New York City will choose its next mayor on Tuesday. Check here throughout the day for developments in the 2021 election.
The winner of the primary will go on to compete on the ballot in November’s general election—which in a city that leans as heavily Democratic as New York means most seats will be filled by whoever wins in June.
A tradition of handing down power within this 50th Council district office is under assault in the most contested Republican primary in this cycle.
Staten Island no ha tenido un presidente municipal del Partido Demócrata en 32 años y nunca ha tenido un BP de color. César Vargas está tratando de acabar con ambas tendencias.
The borough president’s bully pulpit stands especially high in Staten Island, separated from the rest of New York by seawater, demographics and a Republican orientation that could be getting firmer.
It’s been nearly a month since New York started its ‘Cluster Action Initiative’ to contain the spread of coronavirus by instituting restrictions in specific hotspot neighborhoods. Will it keep a second wave at bay?
La historia de las elecciones de 2020 trataba tanto del futuro de una nación como de los votantes individuales que salieron el primer martes de noviembre.