FORDHAM NEEDS TO GROW

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In the latest of many development debates facing the Upper West Side, Fordham University has asked the city to grant it several variances so that the school can expand its Lincoln Center campus. Important questions about the project have been raised during recent community board meetings, but we believe that with some key modifications, the [&hellip
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OUR ELECTION PICKS

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Over the last two years, we as a country have had the enjoyment of watching a good old fashioned, competitive presidential election. Here in Manhattan, though, we’ve missed out. Our races for Congress and State Legislature, especially during the primaries, have been lackluster at best and devoid of competition at worst. This isn’t good for [&hellip
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EXTEND TERM LIMITS FOR 2009

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From political circles to dinner tables and PTA meetings, the city is abuzz with term-limit discussions. Reasonable people can reasonably disagree on whether or not we should extend the current two-term threshold for city officials in 2009, and certainly here in our office we’ve had a spirited debate on the matter. But given the unknown—and [&hellip
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ON ORGANIZERS, CUT THE CYNICISM

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Ever since this year’s Republican National Convention, I have been disappointed to see the disparaging treatment that John McCain’s presidential campaign has afforded community organizers. Especially disheartening were the remarks of Gov. Sarah Palin and former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who plainly knows better. As mayor, Giuliani worked with hundreds of community organizers and saw firsthand [&hellip
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COMING TO TERMS WITH LIMITS

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THE TOPIC IS TERMS, BUT THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT LIMITED. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made the most public foray, canvassing publishers of the city’s three largest daily newspapers last month about their support for extending the limits on citywide offices from two terms to three. He has since sat on the fence, deliberately [&hellip
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