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Column: Are City Council Hearings Better Than Broadway?

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There’s no “behind the scenes” of a City Council hearing, particularly one as contentious and impassioned as the recent hearing on NYU’s proposed expansion. Indeed the spectacle unfolded without pretense. (by Alissa Fleck) Last week at 8 a.m. on the morning of the hearing, plan opponents clutching massive, colorful banners flooded the City Hall steps [&hellip
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Robert Jackson, author of Highway Under the Hudson

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By Linnea Covington Texas native Robert Jackson spent three and a half years compiling a complete history of a structure far from his home, something 33 million East Coasters pass through every year—the Holland Tunnel. Built in 1927, this daily part of New Yorkers’ lives was at the time the longest and largest vehicular tunnel [&hellip
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COMMUNITY BOARDS PROTEST CUTS

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

On the steps of City Hall, elected officials and community board leaders from throughout the city rallied against Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s cuts to the boards. In the mayor’s budget, $30,000 was chopped from the $190,000 each board receives. The money goes toward office expenses and the staff that handle day-to-day operations. Community boards have an [&hellip
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G&T PROGRAMS

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Two City Council members have penned a letter to Schools Chancellor Joel Klein criticizing Department of Education policies that they argue have decreased the diversity of the city’s gifted and talented (G&T) programs. “Despite being forewarned by academics, parents, advocates and other stakeholders that the proposed changes would not have the desired effect, DOE proceeded [&hellip
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