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London Keeps Calm and Carries On, But Can the US?

London Keeps Calm and Carries On, But Can the US?

Akshay Prabhushankar, Staff Writer
March 29, 2017
Filed under Abroad, FEATURES

Akshay Prabhushankar discusses how the United Kingdom reacted to and covered the recent London attack, which occurred on Westminster Bridge.

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De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

De Blasio’s Plan to Manage the Homeless Crisis Is Complicated

John Barna, Contributing Writer
March 8, 2017
Filed under OPINION, TOP STORIES

De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.

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Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Density Bonuses Promote Sustainable Housing Affordability

Aaron Reuben, Contributing Writer
March 25, 2016
Filed under OPINION

If de Blasio wants to keep affordable housing around for the long term, his development plan sorely needs a density bonuses that incentivize developers to keep building affordable units.

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CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

CUNY Cuts Endanger Public Education

Abraham Gross, Deputy Opinion Editor
March 21, 2016
Filed under OPINION

Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.

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De Blasio political maneuvers admirable

De Blasio political maneuvers admirable

Richard Shu, Deputy Copy Chief
March 9, 2015
Filed under OPINION

Mayor de Blasio's recent protest against the St. Patrick's Day parade are indicative of a larger positive trend in highly political New York mayors.

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Met protests must reflect First Amendment rights

Met protests must reflect First Amendment rights

WSN Editorial Board
October 21, 2014
Filed under OPINION, Opinion Columnists

Controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" is set to debut at the Met this fall, much to the dismay of some prominent protesters.

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New Yorkers’ fear of ISIS misguided

New Yorkers’ fear of ISIS misguided

WSN Editorial Board
September 30, 2014
Filed under OPINION

The NYPD has taken strong security measures to protect New Yorkers from feared ISIS attack.

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Panel evalutes de Blasio’s record

Panel evalutes de Blasio’s record

Alanna Bayarin, Contributing Writer
September 4, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Gallatin panel discussed progressiveness of the new mayor last night.

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De Blasio, Bartiromo examine city issues at Skirball Center

De Blasio, Bartiromo examine city issues at Skirball Center

April 18, 2014
Filed under NEWS

Ward Pettibone/WSN New York City Mayor and NYU alumnus Bill de Blasio examined city issues in a discussion moderated by fellow NYU alumna and Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo on April 17 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. During the discussion, which was sponsored by the...

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

Public school system needs reform, not superfluous money

March 31, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state budget deal which will provide $300 million in funding for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s prekindergarten program in New York City. Public schools are in need of reform. While the influx of state money shows commitment to reform, it does not address the root of the...

De Blasio should focus on governing, not personal battles

De Blasio should focus on governing, not personal battles

March 6, 2014
Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, OPINION

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Thursday that he is seeking to prevent three charter schools from moving into public places free of charge, acting swiftly on the animosity he expressed for charter schooling during his campaign. Charter schools, which are publically funded but independe...

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