Commentary

Former New York Assemblyman Keith Wright at a legislative budget hearing on the environment in Albany, 2015.
The county party’s decentralized power structure makes it possible.
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Waterfront apartments in Williamsburg, seen from the East River.
If a lawsuit against Marin County, California succeeds in the Supreme Court, the New York policy could be vulnerable.
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Yellow taxi cab
Giving cabs access to the most advanced technology would enable them to compete.
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People experiencing homelessness in New York City.
NIMBYs oppose new housing and new homeless shelters, but people have to sleep somewhere.
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Former New York City Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia in 1942.
The New York City Council once reflected the beliefs of the city.
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Pedestrians walking through Ground Zero after the collapse of the Twin Towers on September 11, 2001.
First responders aren’t the only ones still reeling from the deadly attacks.
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A farm worker carries a bucket filled with green chiles.
Unlikely allies join forces – and dust off a playbook from the past.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the Des Moines Register Soapbox during his visit to the Iowa State Fair.
The presidential campaign isn’t going so great for the mayor of New York City.
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An empty subway car.
There are more practical ways of stopping subway predation.
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Hector Figueroa, discussing the New York Fast Food Wage Board's recommendation for a $15 per hour minimum wage in 2015.
The recently deceased labor leader built bridges with the larger progressive movement.
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