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Salons bristle at bond mandate

After a New York Times exposé in May on nail salons exploiting their employees, Albany responded with unusual swiftness, passing a bill six weeks later to protect the workers. But the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Help wanted: Jobs for vulnerable youth

I was only 14, but my summer job as a YMCA swim instructor in Springfield, Mass., is still fresh in my mind. When I taught my guppies how to flutter kick, I made sure their little feet were making as... To view the full story, click the title link.

Separating hype from real

During his mayoralty, Michael Bloomberg repeatedly said the city was a path to rival or even overtake Silicon Valley as a technology hub. A year ago, the de Blasio administration ballyhooed a study... To view the full story, click the title link.

Medicaid's massive reform

Medicaid may just have had its 50th birthday in July, but it has essentially been reborn in New York. The reincarnation of the federal-state health insurance program for the indigent and disabled... To view the full story, click the title link.

Crain's annual Stats and the City feature has all the answers

Is Vision Zero working? Are Bill de Blasio's housing goals realistic? How'd the city collect $10 billion more in taxes without hiking rates? Is the hotel boom making it easier or cheaper to get a... To view the full story, click the title link.

The mother of all megaprojects

Hudson Yards, if completed as planned, will be the largest private real estate development in U.S. history. Five skyscrapers, thousands of apartments, a sprawling retail center, a hotel, cultural... To view the full story, click the title link.

Housing goal is a heavy lift

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s signature policy goal is the creation of 240,000 dwellings over 10 years. The city achieved that pace from 2000 through 2008, as the annual rate doubled during that... To view the full story, click the title l...

City could use Willets Point ruling to wring concessions

The de Blasio administration last week declined to appeal a court decision that has blocked the $3 billion redevelopment of Willets Point in Queens, a signature Bloomberg-era economic development... To view the full story, click the title link.

Bail out Greece

Re “How Greek default drama plays in Astoria” (In the Markets): The Greeks have given us the great immortal stories and artwork of gods and heroes like Zeus, Heracles, Apollo, Aphrodite... To view the full story, click the title lin...

The largest jobs boom ever

With two-thirds of the year in the books, the New York City economy can be boiled down to this: The continuing expansion can now be called a boom, and the city' most pressing problems are, in part, a... To view the full story, click the title link.

A fan of Chick-Fil-A

How refreshing to read "Meet the owner of NYC’s first freestanding Chick-fil-A" (Aug. 10). Chick-fil-A will provide gainful employment to construction contractors and their employees building... To view the full story, click the title link.

More policing comes at a price

Two months ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio unexpectedly decided to add almost 1,300 police offers and 415 civilian employees to the NYPD and assured everyone the city could easily afford it. After all, the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Give low-wage workers a break

Crain’s is right about the role of government in establishing “a baseline that provides for safe, dignified living” (Editorial, Aug. 10). In the past, that led to Social Security... To view the full story, click the title link.

NYC unemployment rate falls to lowest level in seven years

New York City's unemployment rate has fallen to 5.7%, the lowest it has been in seven years. The New York State Department of Labor announced Friday that the city had added 107,800 private sector... To view the full story, click the title link.

Uber banks $100 million investment from China

Uber Technologies Inc. isn’t just ramping up its business in China—the mobile car-booking service is starting to draw investment interest there as well. A unit of China’s Citic... To view the full story, click the title link.

Owners of 5 Bryant Park resurrect 1950s mosaic mural, put it on display

A recently uncovered 1950s mural adorning the entrance facade of a Manhattan office tower has been restored and is again visible to the public. The hand-cut glass tile mural was created by noted... To view the full story, click the title link.

Ex-Park Avenue Bank chief is sentenced to prison for fraud

The first person convicted of trying to defraud the federal bailout program started amid the financial crisis was sentenced to two and a half years in prison for lying to regulators and embezzling... To view the full story, click the title link.

Democrats fret over lingering questions about Clinton's use of private email

Hillary Rodham Clinton is facing fresh worries among congressional Democrats about her use of a private email account while serving as secretary of state, as new polls signal that the inquiry is... To view the full story, click the title link.

Congressman Nadler comes out in support of Iran nuke agreement

A key Democratic congressman said Friday he is backing the nuclear deal with Iran after President Barack Obama wrote him a personal letter saying the U.S. has options to curb Iran if it violates the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Beyond a shadow of a doubt

The de Blasio administration has a lot to deal with these days. It's trying to stop aimless young men in housing projects from shooting each other, find apartments for 60,000 homeless people and fix... To view the full story, click the title link.

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