If you want to have a bridge, tunnel, park, or any other piece of city owned property named after you, there's something you'll need to do in advance: drop dead.That's if City Councilman Peter Valone has his way, anyway.
Uproar over Barack Obama's Health and Human Services mandate, which basically requires that insurers provide contraception, has hardly come to an end, and a major pro-religion advocacy group has taken the battle against the birth control clause to court.
This law firm, the Becket Fund for Religiou ... More >>
In December, Mayor Mike Bloomberg announced his plans to partner with Cornell University and Technion-Israel Institute of Technology to build a two-million-square-foot applied science and engineering campus on Roosevelt Island.
The new campus is part of Bloomberg's Applied Sciences NYC initiative ... More >>
Announcing the city's annual budget today, Mayor Mike Bloomberg said he would not be increasing taxes and he would not be laying off teachers, police officers, or firefighters. He said it multiple times. Runnin' Scared, watching a live feed of his announcement, counted at least three times. Can you ... More >>
Sam LevinProtestors earlier this month speaking out against Bloomberg's plan to ban religious institutions from public schoolsThey're back! And a bit louder this time.
Elected officials and religious leaders rallied yesterday to protest Mayor Mike Bloomberg's ban on religious institutions u ... More >>
The rain didn't stop a group of religious leaders and elected officials from rallying outside Morris High School in the Bronx today before the mayor's State of the City speech. Around 100 protestors were fenced in a block away from the school chanting under a sea of umbrellas. They had trekked to th ... More >>
While much of the local media accept the NYPD's resistance to providing public information, the stalwart editors of the tiny Norwood News weekly in the Bronx are at least trying to do something about it.
Editor in Chief Jordan Moss and Managing Editor Alex Kratz have taken to posting a cloc ... More >>
On the heels of the Voice's "10 Worst Landlords" series, tenants in 10 foreclosed buildings in the Bronx run into the ground by dishonoree Milbank Real Estate are going to court with a new strategy that directly targets Wall Street.
Backed up by local pols, they're asking a judge today to force mor ... More >>
Cabrera rocks the mic. Photos by Candice M. Giove.
In the still-simmering power struggle between Bronx Democratic factions, observers cast yesterday's contest against a former county chairman's ally -- incumbent councilmember Maria Baez -- as a political test for new Bronx Democratic Chair ... More >>
Primary Day led to expected results, for the most part. For the Democratic mayoral nomination, Thompson romped, 70 to 21 percent, over Tony Avella. (Also someone named Roland Rogers got eight percent. Clearly a name to watch!) With no comptroller candidate making the 40 percent mark, John Liu and Da ... More >>
If Maria Baez had her hands full with her reelection campaign to the city council in The Bronx's 14th District before, the New York Times made it worse for her today with a blistering article detailing her suspicious Puerto Rico "fundraising" activities, the peculiar pro-landlord bill she int ... More >>
The city's campaign finance laws and matching fund program allow the public to see into a candidate's war chest as if it were made of glass. But as the unfolding story of the blurred line between the non-profit Working Families Party and the for-profit Data and Fields Services shows, those me ... More >>
There's been a longstanding complaint that rogue state senator Pedro Espada Jr. doesnt really live in the Bronx, which he was elected to represent, but in Mamaroneck; Espada gave Daily News reporters a tour of his Bronx address, showing off family photos as proof of his residency, which they didn't ... More >>