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Friday, June 12, 2009

As a speechwriter and top advisor to Mayor Bloomberg, Francis S. Barry has had a front-row seat to the changing nature of New York City politics, and his new book explores how why we’ve become so partisan. And, Albany continues to be equally dysfunctional – State Senators Carl Marcellino and Jose Serrano weigh in on the latest. Plus, a visual tour of NYC’s mosques; lawn care 101; and: remember swine flu? Enter the Uncommon Economic Indicators Video Contest!


Francis S. Barry, Carl Marcellino and Jose Serrano

Albany Power Play

New York State Senators Carl Marcellino(R-5th Syosset) and Jose M. Serrano (D-28th Bx/Manh), weigh in on the ongoing shake up in Albany.

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Following Up: "Cop-Killer Bullets"

Earlier this week during an interview with Senator Gillibrand, the subject of "cop-killer bullets" came up. Paul Browne, deputy commissioner for Public Information at the NYPD, explains what they are and if there's an effort to ban them.

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H1N1 Number 15

The 15th New Yorker (at least) has died from Swine Flu. WNYC health reporter Fred Mogul updates the situation here, and Ian Lipkin, director of the Center for Infection & Immunity and professor of epidemiology at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health discusses the WHO's official designation of the ...

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Reform and Its Discontents

Francis S. Barry, a policy advisor and director of speechwriting for New York City’s Mayor Michael Bloomberg since 2002 and the author of The Scandal of Reform: Grand Failures of New York's Political Crusaders and the Death of Nonpartisanship (Rutgers University Press, 2009), critiques past efforts to reform New ...

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New York Masjid: The Mosques of New York City

Edward Grazda and Jerrilyn Dodds, co-authors of New York Masjid / Mosques Of New York talk about mosques and Muslim culture in New York City.

Slideshow: Mosques in NY

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YUEI :Do-it-yourself Lawn Care

Several people have posted lawn-related stories to the Uncommon Economic Indicators project. Kurt Morrell, the Director of Arboretum, Grounds, and Gardens at the New York Botanical Garden, gives his expert advice for do-it-yourself lawn care for beginners.

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