Helen Foster

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2014

    Barrons: Discretionary Funding Is A Tale of Two City Councils

    This week's feature story profiles Charles Barron, the polarizing politician from East New York. He was the 42nd District city councilman for 12 years, before getting termed-out at the end of 2013. His wife, Inez Barron, vacated her state Assembly seat after winning the election for Charles's seat, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2007

    Pedicab Smackdown: City Council Defies Bloomberg, Reins in 'Green Transport'

    Pedicabbers rode over the Brooklyn Bridge Friday, April 20. The Council's new law bans them from bike paths on city bridges. Photos by Sarah Ferguson Monday's vote in the City Council to sharply rein in the burgeoning pedicab industry was both predictable and dispiriting, given Mayor Bloomberg’ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2006

    More Cops, More Tickets. More Problems?

    When Police Commissioner Ray Kelly strode into the City Council chambers this morning, the dozen or so high-ranking chiefs who had been milling about quickly formed a huddle around him, with those who were boxed out on one side moving swiftly to join the scrum. After all, he's the boss. During the t ... More >>

  • News

    March 7, 2006

    Two Stadiums. No Waiting.

    Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate

  • News

    January 10, 2006

    Bloomberg Boots Yankee Stats

    City's own figures show that the new Bronx stadium would be a money pit

  • News

    January 7, 2003

    Privacy Meets Public Safety

    A 'Pragmatic Progressive' Emerges from Queens

  • News

    January 29, 2002

    The Boss Is Back

    Miller Lets Clubhouse Control Council, Shortchanges Merit and Minorities