Politics and the Suburbs: Collaboration and Contention

Thursday, February 25, 2010

The February weekly series on life and politics in the suburbs continues with Lawrence Levy, executive director of the National Center for Suburban Studies at Hofstra University. Today's topic: The collaborative and contentious relationship between cities and suburbs.


Lawrence Levy

Comments [5]

Jared from NYC

NYC should expand to include LI, Westchester, and NJ suburban counties like Hudson.

Feb. 25 2010 10:51 AM
Adam from Closter NJ

Coors is in Golden, Co. I went on their free factory tour!

Feb. 25 2010 10:47 AM
RLewis from bowery

This guy from LI is soooo wrong. His school districts do not get the kind of students that the City does. The City gets far more families who are new to the US, and many, many of those students go to City schools with parents and family that do not speak english. These students are challenged from the get-go and need more education and attention - that takes more money.

and hey, you'd be getting a lot more comments if this was working better.

Feb. 25 2010 10:44 AM
Nathan from Hoboken, NJ

I think we have a pretty large scale failure of regional planning across NYC-NY-NJ - examples: Taxi cabs, it takes extortion to get a cab to Hoboken, 2 miles away, but the law that the cab has to take you 10 miles away into Queens. Another example was that stadium on the westside, with all the noise and planning that was NOTHING about fixing the tunnels or trains from NJ, where many people who would attend events would come from. NNJ has enough transit and traffic problems, this stadium would have made it worse. There is a long long list of issues that are just ignored in nj-nyc planning.

Feb. 25 2010 10:37 AM
Liz from Suburbia

You're not thought of as a true New Yorker if you're not from any of the boroughs. I've lived in New York all of my life but I don't get any of the 'respect' that others get...

Feb. 25 2010 10:35 AM

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