New York City has been fighting a long-running battle with anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers, and today that fight advanced forward another inch. The city wants those CPCs to disclose to their clients that they're not medical facilities, that they don't have doctors on staff, that they don't of ... More >>
Representatives from the city's Transport Workers Union say that the solutions to reducing subway deaths are simple, but the MTA doesn't want to spend the money. At yesterday's emergency hearing on subway deaths called by city councilman James Vacca, the MTA unveiled a large-scale public education ... More >>
The Treats Truck Back in 2007, the Treats Truck became the first of the new-wave "gourmet" food trucks to hit Midtown. And now it's the first to have been forced out.
It's been quite a month for food truck haters!
Carrying a condom in New York City can be proof you're a prostitute. Yes, now, in 2011. Gothamist reports that along with the City Council push to rename the Queensboro Bridge after Ed Koch, a resolution was also on the agenda yesterday meant to pressure the governor and state legislator to pass a d ... More >>
prjctns.wordpress.comThings aren't looking too sweet for food trucks There's a rumble in the streets of the Upper East Side, and residents are saying they don't want any food trucks in their hood.
Never mind.Although Mayor Bloomberg surprised more than a few people last week when he signaled his opposition to Councilmember Jessica Lappin's proposed anti-food truck legislation, it turns out -- unsurprisingly -- that he's not really sympathetic to food vendors after all.
At a Cinnamon Snail's pace.The Street Vendor's Project is holding its first-ever street fair today. The Pushcart Market is on right now at Park Place, between Broadway and Church Street, until 6 p.m. Food trucks in attendance include Vendy finalist Fauzia Abdur-Rahman from the Bronx's Heavenl ... More >>
We all know how effective Mike Bloomberg can be when he focuses on a problem, and the weekend hit-and-run of mayor's office employee Erinn Phelan in Brooklyn has clearly moved him. Maybe it will be a wake-up call. One of the city's grand and underappreciated organizations, Transp ... More >>
A few days ago we noticed councilmember Jessica Lappin has a bill going that would require NYPD to "report on complaints of harassment in the transit system." Looks like things are going her way: today the council's transportation, women's issues and public safety committees met with officia ... More >>
The Times has a fun and educational interactive map that shows where city councilmembers come down on term limits. Especially fun is the map widget that reveals only the districts where members are due to term-limit out if the new legislation is not passed; we note that several of these members ar ... More >>
"Sure, it's shiny, but will this baby outrun the fuzz?"(NYC.gov) The hundreds of blue chairs filling the auditorium at One Police Plaza were far from filled for today's hearing on the NYPD's proposal to restrict street protestsbut considering that the event was at 11 a.m. on the Monday after ... More >>
City Councilman Tony Avella made the papers this week by being the only person so far to file with the city Campaign Finance Board as a 2009 mayoral candidate. Of course, Avella's $10,805 isn't really the only mayoral money on the table: Possible contenders like Comptroller William Thompson ($519,0 ... More >>
New Council Speaker Misled Campaign Finance Officials, Ducked Limits