NYC schools will launch Asian American and Pacific Islander history program this fall
"One of the ways we combat racism and hate ... is by teaching and learning about each other's stories and histories," Schools Chancellor David Banks said.
May 26, 6:31 PM
Lawmakers postpone decision on mayoral control of NYC schools
In New York, the legislature has extended mayoral control for various increments of time, and the issue is often subject to bitter negotiations and horse trading.
Apr 6, 4:36 PM
Should NYC's mayor maintain control over city schools? State lawmakers want to hear from you
On Monday, state legislators announced plans for a hearing on March 4th over whether to grant the city’s new mayor continued control over the nation’s largest school system.
Feb 21, 5:30 PM
John Liu, NY's Asian American Political Trailblazer, Endorses Andrew Yang
With four weeks left to go until primary day, Liu's backing gives Yang a united group of supporters among the city's prominent Asian American elected officials.
May 24, 2021 2:07 PM
Bloomberg Can't Keep A Straight Face When Explaining How He Got A Third Term As NYC Mayor
“It’s not accurate for him to say that this was just something that the council was proposing and he just went along with it."
Mar 3, 2020 11:14 AM
Report: Texting While Walking Isn't The Scourge It's Made Out To Be
It's the drivers, stupid!
Sep 3, 2019 3:49 PM
NY Lawmakers Want To Make Texting While Crossing The Street Illegal
'A fine of $25 to $50 for carelessly crossing the street is not the end of the world.'
Updated: May 15, 2019 5:53 PM
The One Former IDC Senator Who Refuses To Fade Away
State Senator Tony Avella’s chances of winning are exceedingly slim, though not impossible.
Updated: Oct 16, 2018 2:14 PM
Senator And Ex-IDC Member Tony Avella: Avoid The 'Fake News' & 'National Hype' About The IDC
At a Bayside bakery, Senator Avella spoke to Gothamist about his reasons for joining the IDC, his legislation to protect pet pigs, and the "national hype" that is attempting to destroy him.
Updated: Aug 14, 2018 11:04 AM
John Liu Is Going 'Full Throttle' To Unseat Former IDC Senator Tony Avella
Gothamist spoke to the former Comptroller about Queens politics, congestion pricing, and how he'd avoid sinking into the Albany morass.
Updated: Aug 16, 2018 3:17 PM
Wall Street Skimmed $2.5 Billion In Fees From NYC Pension Funds
"It's shocking to realize that fees have not only wiped out any benefit to the funds, but have in fact cost taxpayers billions of dollars in lost returns."
Updated: Apr 9, 2015 6:33 PM
John Liu: The Exit Interview (For Now)
Comptroller John Liu talks about the scandal that brought down his mayoral campaign, why de Blasio was favored as the Democrats' "progressive" candidate, and how New York City is broken.
Updated: Oct 24, 2013 7:19 PM
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