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Rep. Hakeem Jeffries 2014 State of the District Address

By: Mary Alice Miller It was an event full of all the pomp and circumstance attendant with a congressional office. Representative Hakeem Jeffries’ first congressional State of the District Address attracted constituents, elected officials, and youth who filled the auditorium at Boys and Girls high school. Describing his first year in office month-by-month, Jeffries said […]readmore

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Empire State Development and MTA: Forest City Ratner and Greenland

By Mary Alice Miller Details of Forest City Ratner’s proposed joint venture with Greenland Holding Group were revealed in an Empire State Development (ESD) memorandum. The proposed transaction with Greenland would transfer FCRC’s interests and obligations in the Land Acquisition Agreement (including property acquired via eminent domain and reduced payments for MTA property) to the […]readmore

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New Year, New City Administration

 By Mary Alice Miller If New Yorkers didn’t know that NYC’s first Democratic and progressive mayor in 20 years is a big deal, they found out when the de Blasio transition team announced that former president Bill Clinton would conduct the new mayor’s swearing-in. The announcement came one day after 1,000 inauguration tickets (set aside […]readmore