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CUNY Freshman Enrollment Increasing
Insider Higher Ed, by Madeline St. Amour, October 14, 2019

State Senate to hold hearings on rising SUNY tuition costs
Daily News, by Michael Elsen-Rooney, October 10, 2019

First Mandated Survey of Small Businesses Identifies Problems But City Points to Existing Services
Gotham Gazette, by Samar Khurshid, October 08, 2019

The least powerful man in New York
City & State, by Ben Adler, September 30, 2019

New York City Council to Vote on Overhaul for Commercial-Waste Collection
Wall Street Journal, by Katie Honan, September 29, 2019

Rate of empty storefronts jumped by 45% - and it could get worse, report says
amNY, by Ivan Pereira, September 26, 2019

Hunters Point Library by Steven Holl Architects Opens in New York
Architectural Record, by James S. Russell, September 24, 2019

Amazon Opens Brick-And-Mortar Stores Meant To Emphasize Convenience
NPR, by Cardiff Garcia, Sally Herships, September 24, 2019

Why the Amazon Debacle Didn’t Kill the City’s Tech Industry
NY1, by Michael Scotto, September 20, 2019

3 Studies Tout Dallas-Fort Worth as Destination for Startups and Tech Professionals
Dallas Innovates, by Lance Murray, September 19, 2019

The Deficiency of Bill de Blasio’s Plan for Cultural Equity
Hyperallergic, September 19, 2019

Silicon Valley Is Over! Top 10 Cities Where Techies Can Actually Afford to Live
SF Gate, September 16, 2019

The Startup Song Remains The Same For Brooklyn Office Owners
Bisnow, by Miriam Hall, September 11, 2019

Brooklyn Beats Manhattan in Attracting Innovative Tech Startups
The Jewish Voice, September 11, 2019

Freelancers make up one-third of the NYC workforce: Report
amNew York, by Ivan Pereira, September 11, 2019

New York’s Excelsior Scholarships rise 20 percent, but tough requirements exclude many
Times Union, by Rachel Silberstein, September 11, 2019

Why Bushwick’s ‘Got Next’ in Brooklyn’s Emerging Innovation Economy
BK Reader, by C. Zawadi Morris, September 06, 2019

Report Finds City Infrastructure Under Serious Stress
NY1, August 28, 2019

Report: NYC Infrastructure Needs Major Investment Despite Recent Gains
The Jewish Voice, by Kevin Latham, August 28, 2019

Despite capital budget boosts, city infrastructure needs more funding: Report
amNew York, by Ivan Pereira, August 27, 2019

Staten Island has improved highways and its carbon footprint since 2012, non-profit report finds
Staten Island Advance, by Paul Liotta, August 27, 2019

Despite recent gains, city infrastructure needs major investment: report
Crain's New York, by Ryan Deffenbaugh, August 27, 2019

How New York’s infrastructure needs have magnified
Bond Buyer, by Paul Burton, August 27, 2019

Brave New World: Uncle Sam is taxing robots as companies invest in advanced tech
New York Post, by John Aidan Byrne , August 26, 2019

East New York leaders offer sweeping vision for economic development
amNY, by Sarina Trangle, August 22, 2019

Never Ending Story: Brooklyn Library Revamp Drags on Fourteen Years
The City, by Reuven Blau and Gabriel Sandoval, August 19, 2019

Chicago’s Fundamentals are Improving, but Investors are Shying Away
Chicago Bisnow, by Brian Rogal, August 12, 2019

NYC restaurants are ‘flourishing’ despite minimum wage hikes, study says
amNY, by Ivan Pereira, July 30, 2019

Average workweek has shrunk as more New Yorkers turn to lower-wage jobs
amNew York, by Ivan Pereira, July 30, 2019

The future of fast food: From robot chefs to lab-grown meat, what will eating out look like?
The Telegraph, by Laurence Dodds, July 30, 2019

What Aging Means for Immigrant New Yorkers
City Limits, by Marlene Peralta, July 30, 2019

The two competing visions for a Crown Heights ‘development desert’
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, by Lore Croghan, July 26, 2019

Saving America’s Endangered Retail Through Immersive Commerce
Commercial Observer, by Winston Fisher, July 25, 2019

‘Encore entrepreneurs’: How New York might embrace its aging population
Albany Times Union, by Diego Mendoza-Moyers, July 23, 2019

Houston named one of the fastest growing metros for tech startups
Innovation Map, by Natalie Harms, July 21, 2019

New push to protect manufacturing districts from residential dev
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, by Mary Frost, July 19, 2019

These well-paying jobs are not out of reach for New Yorkers
Crain's New York, by Andrew Kimball, July 10, 2019

Momentum Builds for Automation in Construction
Wall Street Journal, by Konrad Putzier, July 02, 2019

U.S. libraries are critical to the 2020 Census
Library Journal, by Rebecca T. Miller , July 01, 2019

Report: Booming Brooklyn Innovation Economy Outpaces Manhattan, Major U.S. Cities
BK Reader , by Andrea Leonhardt, June 26, 2019

How to spread Brooklyn’s ‘Innovation Economy’
Brooklyn Daily Eagle, by Mary Frost, June 25, 2019

BRIC Holds Conference Promoting Diversity & Growth In Innovation Economy
Kings County Politics, by Louric Rankine, June 25, 2019

Are New York City’s Mean Streets Ready For Scooters?
Forbes, by Josh Max, June 24, 2019

Brooklyn a start-up magnet in new innovation economy
Real Estate Weekly, June 19, 2019

Drug Cop Worth $400 Million After Bets on Brooklyn Real Estate
Bloomberg, by Sophie Alexander and Tom Maloney, June 16, 2019

Brooklyn rising as tech destination
City & State, by Annie McDonough, June 14, 2019

Brooklyn ranks second to San Francisco in growth of tech start-ups: Report
Brooklyn Paper, by Chandler Kidd, June 14, 2019

Seniors Get Angry About Broken Promises for Affordable Housing in NYC
CityLab, by Molly Keisman, June 14, 2019

Brooklyn Leads NYC in Growing Its Innovation Economy
Connect New York, June 14, 2019

Brooklyn’s Economy Is Booming Thanks To Innovative Businesses
Bklyner, by Sam Raskin, June 13, 2019

Chicago has seen ‘meteoric’ startup growth in the last decade, report says
Chicago Business Journal, by Jim Dallke, June 12, 2019

Brooklyn tech startup sees second largest growth in U.S. over past decade, report finds
amNewYork, June 12, 2019

Brooklyn outpacing Manhattan in innovation jobs, report says
Crain's New York, by Ryan Deffenbaugh, June 12, 2019

Seattle Rocks as a Tech Startup Hub, But Some Cities Are Gaining Ground
Seattle Business Magazine, by Bill Conroy, June 12, 2019

Special report: The future of mobility in New York
Automotive World, June 10, 2019

New Yorkers Are Living Longer Than Ever
Wall Street Journal, by Melanie Grayce West, June 06, 2019

Opinion: Mr. Mayor, it’s Time to Play Fair for Parks
City Limits, by Lynn Kelly, May 22, 2019

The Sweet Spot: How Dunkin’ Has Kept the Dough Rising Despite Retail Woes
Commerical Observer, by Tom Acitelli, May 21, 2019

The uncertain future of Amazon HQ2-inspired bills
City & State, by Annie McDonough, May 17, 2019

City fails to establish retail industry training partnership after more than 4 years
AN New York, by Sarina Trangle, May 15, 2019

‘Free College’ at One SUNY School Shows ‘Excelsior’ Progress and Problems
Gotham Gazette, by Eric Neutuch, May 13, 2019

Free SUNY-CUNY Excelsior Scholarship Back for Year 3
Yonkers Times, by Dan Murphy, May 04, 2019

Two Years After New York City Expanded Protections for Freelancers, State Yet to Act
Gotham Gazette, by Samar Khurshid, May 03, 2019

Post-Amazon, New York’s tech sector is still growing
City & State, by Annie McDonough, May 01, 2019

The Bay Street Rezoning Could Be a Boon to the Area or a Migraine for Residents
Commercial Observer, by Nicholas Rizzi, April 30, 2019

The Distressing Math of NYC’s Future Senior-Housing Need
City Limits, by Toni Kamins, April 24, 2019

Bill would let seniors play more bingo
Queens Chronicle, by Ryan Brady, April 18, 2019

DDC Commissioner Lorraine Grillo on Trying to Turn Around the Delay-Plagued Agency
Commercial Observer , by Nicholas Rizzi, April 16, 2019

New Yorkers Need to Invest in Their Parks
State of the Planet, Columbia University, by Steve Cohen, April 15, 2019

Making Plays: Senior Living Is the Asset Class Du Jour for Welltower and Others
Commercial Observer, by Chava Gourarie, April 09, 2019

Invest in City Parks to Improve Our Public Spaces and Save the Environment
Gotham Gazette, by Julie Tighe, April 08, 2019

Buffalo’s billion-dollar Band-Aid
City & State, by Ben Adler, April 07, 2019

The upside down: inside Manhattan’s Lowline subterranean park
The Guardian, by Jake Nevins, April 06, 2019

Queens parks with a new-car smell
Queens Chronicle, by Michael Shain, April 04, 2019

Average NYC Parks bathroom costs taxpayers roughly $3.6M to complete, report says
6sqft, by Devin Gannon, April 04, 2019

Free College, Strings Attached
Dissent Magazine, by Amir Khafagy, March 27, 2019

Wall Street bonuses average $153,700, down nearly 17%, report finds
Newsday, by James T. Madore, March 26, 2019

Opinion: It’s Time to Make NY a #FairCity4AllAges
City Limits, by Margaret Chin and Katelyn Hosey, March 26, 2019

Center for an Urban Future Examines Libraries’ Place in Tech Skills-Building
Library Journal, by Lisa Peet , March 18, 2019

New York should protect students from predatory for-profit colleges
City and State New York, by Dr. Gail Mellow, Dr. José Luis Cruz, March 15, 2019

Assembly budget includes critical funding to help aging New Yorkers
Monroe County Post, March 14, 2019

Advocates See ‘Broken’ Budget Process for City’s Seniors
City Limits, by Roshan Abraham, March 14, 2019

New study calls for more services as Staten Island senior population grows
Staten Island Advance, by Paul Liotta, March 12, 2019

Cuomo promised ‘free tuition.’ Has New York delivered?
City and State New York, by Alyssa Sims, March 06, 2019

Why are New York’s community colleges losing students in a strong economy?
Westfair, by Ryan Deffenbaugh, March 05, 2019

A Snapshot of Poverty Among Older NYers Shows Pockets of Deep Need
City Limits, by Angely Mercado and Roshan Abraham, March 05, 2019

Report: Capital Region population rapidly aging
The Record, March 04, 2019

CUNY students urging Bernie Sanders to call out Cuomo over free-tuition scholarship program
Daily News, by Denise Slattery, February 28, 2019

The Empire State Is Graying
The Wall Street Journal, by Kate King, February 27, 2019

The aging of New York: How the population is growing older at a remarkable pace
Democrat & Chronicle , by Joseph Spector, February 27, 2019

New study says Rochester is aging faster than other cities in NYS
WXXI News, by James Brown, February 27, 2019

Team de Blasio’s building a nasty capital-spending surprise
New York Post, by Post Editorial Board , February 18, 2019

Amazon cancels plan to build headquarters in Long Island City
amNY, by Nicole Brown and Ivan Pereira, February 15, 2019

Why Tech Could Keep Gaining Ground in New York Even Without Amazon
The New York Times, by Ben Casselman, Keith Collins and Karl Russell, February 15, 2019

Apprentice programs lacking in mid-Hudson
Times Herald-Record , by Daniel Axelrod , February 13, 2019

OPINION: Transportation costs can block student success at community college
The Hechinger Report, by Marva Craig, February 12, 2019

Siena College poll: English-speaking NY voters support Amazon deal
Metro, by Will Drickey, February 12, 2019

Shaping up DDC: Department Announces Plan to Stem Delays and Cost Overruns
Commercial Observer, by Chava Gourarie, February 05, 2019

Seize the moment to fix the broken capital construction system
Crain's NY, by Jonathan Bowles and Eli Dvorkin, January 30, 2019

Big retail chains are rapidly closing in New York City
Fox Business, by Jade Scipioni, January 28, 2019

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