A foundation is considering 126 ideas from 26 cities for a funding pool aimed at discovering new ways to shape urban areas.
Federal officials are supposed to screen the apartments that receive Section 8 rent assistance. But their inspection results are often at odd with what residents find.
Members of New York City’s congressional delegation help decide national policy. But they also play a role in very local, and even personal, matters. How do they do?
Of the 13 people who represent parts of the city in Congress, 10 are seeking—and very likely to win—reelection. But what do they do in Washington, on legislation, for their party and for their districts?
At Bronx Community College, some students took on candidates’ roles for a debate, and teachers are seeing a mixture of apathy and interest among other voters on campus.
The Bronx went solidly for the Democrat in 2008 and likely will back him by a large margin this year. But according to one Democratic pol, that doesn’t mean people are satisfied with the president, especially when it comes to his “urban agenda.”
When the crowd in Crown Heights learned the free gas was made possible by FEMA , some laughed and chanted, “Obama gas! Obama gas!” But if time is money, the wait wasn’t free.
Corruption, cronyism—much was wrong with old-fashioned machine politics. But compared to today’s campaigns of sound-bites and surveys, yesterday’s ward heelers fused genuine relationships between politics and people’s lives.
How do you get today’s high school students engaged in American democracy? One Brooklyn high school math teacher is campaigning to improve civic participation by turning pupils into pollsters.
In heavily Democratic Kings County, there’s little suspense in the presidential race. But Mitt Romney’s a heavy favorite in a few neighborhoods that favored GOP candidates in 2004 and 2008.