With a new mayor and city council, this election is set to usher in a new era of New York City politics. Unfortunately, despite the historical implications of the upcoming election, voter turnout today is still likely to be just as low as it usually is.
We call on the Metropolitan Museum to commit to clear and unambiguous signage (in big letters) informing all visitors that its fee of $25 is only recommended and that any monetary contribution will be acceptable for admission.
Tomorrow's balloting is not just an "off-year" election, it is in fact an "off-off-year." That is to say, it's an odd year (in more ways that one, I suppose) and congressional elections only happen in even years.
NYCity News Service reporters fanned out through the city, armed with video cameras, and asked scores of New Yorkers the same question: What is one th...
Initially, Russia Forum New York billed this event as sponsored by the Office of the Mayor of New York City. Then the NYC.gov presence on its website began to disappear. Reached for comment on Friday, the press secretary for the mayor's office confirmed, "We are not a sponsor."
When two powerful city figures with such different political views as Lhota and Lewis agree so completely and so vehemently on an issue, something is obviously wrong and it should get coverage.
Executives refusing to waive Fourth Amendment rights would be fired (or not hired). If this seems draconian, recall that innocent New Yorkers who refuse to be Stopped and Frisked -- risk arrest and jail.
As the city's Public Advocate, De Blasio has had ample opportunity to learn the "good" lessons of Giuliani/Bloomberg governance and to sift out the bad. Whether our national political economy will really give him must room to strike better balances between public engagement and private investment remains to be seen.
Here we are in 2013, 12 years since Bloomberg gave up his position as CEO in order to concentrate his full efforts on the public service of helping the city. Luckily, Hizzoner's fortune has not suffered from this sacrifice.
Known as the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (or locally as "The Bloomberg Dump"), it will occupy 2 acres and be 10 stories high. Hundreds of garbage trucks a day will bring thousands of tons of garbage and then dump it into barges.
The day the campaign launched, I wasn't happy with my hair and I did feel fat. But I took a deep breath and put myself in front of the camera in the hopes that the next generation of girls won't hesitate.
When the bill is signed into law by Mayor Bloomberg, New York City will be the first large city in the country to have a minimum smoking age above 19.
The disgusting reality that the president ignores is that true believers in competition undermined the education of children destined to be defeated in their market-driven "reforms."
Like a time capsule, this year's New York City mayoral race seems to be stuck in the 1970s. Not the near-broke city of 1975, but a one bankrupt of ideas that, four years from now, might put New York behind other cities with respect to talent, technology, innovation, and a competitive edge.
The pendulum, after 20 years of Rudy/Mike, has swung a bit wide to one side. A modest course correction will not bring down the house. Schools were priority-one for Michael Bloomberg. Can we agree that there is still room for improvement with our public school system?
About a year ago, many people in the Northeast were busy checking the Weather Channel's web site and trying to guess the likely path of Hurricane Sandy. This week, many of us are looking back trying to assess the experience of the past year and analyzing what went right and what went wrong.