It's endorsement season in the crowded race to replace longtime Congressman Gary Ackerman -- who surprised folks last month with the announcement that he would be retiring.
You sometimes wonder how much these endorsements really matter -- but at least they offer us some insight into the kinds of d ... More >>
Adrian FussellTransit officials said Monday that the heavy snowfall late last year cost the MTA $14 million in lost revenues and $16 million in overtime hours spent clearing roads and subway tracks. (Meanwhile, the Bloomberg administration told the New York Times that they were still counting ... More >>
Mayor Bloomberg gave his annual State of the City Address in Queens today, and to hear him tell it, everything is going great. He celebrated "new jobs at Kaufman Studios," and "new ball fields and facilities at Queensbridge Park." He did admit there was a recession; "I know how worried people are," ... More >>
Tom Robbins called it: The city council's land use committee, and its zoning and franchises committee, have voted to reject Related Companies' proposal to redevelop Kingsbridge Armory into a shopping center. The full council is expected to vote against rezoning the Armory for that purpose. ( ... More >>
Activists want the proposed Kingsbridge Armory shopping center in The Bronx to mandate a "living wage" ($10 an hour with benefits, $11.50 without) for workers there. Sympathetic city councilmembers on the zoning committee threaten to make trouble, and the city tries to strike a deal with them. A vo ... More >>
It's Election Day and, this being New York, no surprises are expected. As Runnin' Scared has no influence to peddle, we can afford to be brutally honest about this. The Mayor's reelection is treated as a foregone conclusion and, down-ticket, the Democrats are expected to romp (except in Staten Islan ... More >>
Governor Paterson greeted communters at the Bryant Park subway station this morning, in celebration of the MTA bailout plan that Albany passed last night, though no one seems in a celebratory mood -- not even the Governor. "The one thing that I learned through this process," Paterson said, "is that ... More >>
No, the damn budget still hasn't been passed. Senator Ruth Hassell-Thompson, who walked her walking pneumonia into the chamber to applause yesterday, had to go back to the hospital, which killed the Democrats' advantage. She and her medics are expected back today.
Meanwhile the complaints against t ... More >>
People are talking about (and, from what the polls say, generally approving of) Obama's Tuesday night speech. Conservatives think the President's program is just a liberal wish list. But is it? A real liberal think tank, the Drum Major Institute, has gone through Obama's program, from stimuli to ba ... More >>
At her upcoming State of the City speech, which she is expected to bellow at any moment, Council Speaker Christine Quinn is expected to propose an income tax hike on richer New Yorkers, says Liz Benjamin. Citizens making between $297,000 and $532,000 would see their rate rise from 3.683 percent to ... More >>