It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
Former City Councilmember Eva Moskowitz, with Bloomberg's union-busting blessing, is pushing her Success Academy edu-franchise into Brooklyn. The natives aren't buying.
This week, elected officials are calling on the U.S. Army to conduct a comprehensive review of hazing incidents and training in response to the death of Private Danny Chen, a teenager from Chinatown. Chen, 19, was found dead in October in Afghanistan from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. His death ha ... More >>
There's nothing like a nicely dressed young man standing just in front of the turnstiles handing out fliers with JESUS in big print at the top to get people to whip out their Metrocards, drop their heads and race for the train. Jesus Gonzalez, though, appeared indefatigable Thursday morning ... More >>
Today the local papers give Caroline Kennedy a sort of New Year's reprieve, suspending their recent, almost-probing attention in favor of ambiguously soft stories. The Times, master of the two-way headline, says "For Kennedy, Self-Promotion Is Unfamiliar," meaning so many of her job offers have come ... More >>
Softball, campaign promises, and the miserable minority-contracting record of the Bloomberg administration
The sun was disappearing toward Manhattan, a purple-blue sky framed the skeleton of the elevated M tracks, Colonel Sanders smiled down from a neon perch, and on the corner of Wycoff and Myrtle in Bushwick the crowd was growing for Fernando Ferrer's last pre-election campaign event. Assemblywoman Cat ... More >>
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