When the week started, we, the voting public, could only guess who the next New York City Council Speaker would be. There were seven candidates, some more serious than others. Monday night, though, news broke that Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio had put his thumb on the Speaker race scale like no NYC ma ... More >>
Brooklyn has spoken: former police officer and state senator Eric Adams will succeed Marty Markowitz as borough president. Adams has said the latter turned Brooklyn "from the ugly duckling to a beautiful swan." Election day brought fresh blood to Brooklyn: Ken Thompson beat incumbent Charles Hynes ... More >>
After yesterday's announcement that Judge Shira Scheindlin has been removed from the stop and frisk case Floyd vs. the City of New York, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly were feeling pretty satisfied. We know that because they appeared promptly on WOR 710, a news talk radio ... More >>
A year and a half after the Voice published a story, "Spinning Out of Control," about him, NYPD spokesperson Paul Browne is finally stepping down. His last day will be August 19. Hurrah! Let's take a look back at Browne's sparkling record.
As SUNY Downstate Medical Center reels from recent management changes and layoffs, area pols are demanding that Gov. Andrew Cuomo help the hospital. Today, a group of Brooklyn electeds sent a letter to Cuomo asking for immediate assistance so that critical services and medical training could conti ... More >>
Some months after the City Council grilled the New York Police Department's policy on of traffic crashes -- and ongoing criticism of its handling of the Mathieu Lefevre case -- several members want to establish a taskforce to investigate the Department's accident policy, which has long come under f ... More >>
Isn’t it time the NYPD had some real oversight?
Mayor Mike Bloomberg has a solution for the tense police-protester relationship at Occupy Wall Street: barricades. At a press conference this morning, the mayor, responding to reporters' repeated questions about the arrests of more than 70 occupiers over the weekend, said that the New York Police ... 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 >>
Bombarded by questions about the controversies (yes, plural) developing around Ray Kelly, Mayor Mike Bloomberg told reporters this afternoon that the police commissioner should not step down. In case you missed it, news surfaced this week that the New York Police Department showed around 1,500 off ... More >>
Last night's presidential address was all about the state of our great nation, but New Yorkers got a nod with the announcement that our very own attorney general will head a new task force charged with investigating abusive lending and risky mortgages. You know, all that fun stuff that led to the ho ... More >>
You know how the cold has kind of made things difficult for Occupy Wall Street to keep things going here in New York City? That and all the evictions and stuff. Well, some of the organizers (generally, they don't like that word, but they are organizing this event!), are hoping to reinvigorate the lo ... More >>
Paul Browne's mouth finally starts getting him into trouble
Scrooge locks workers out in the cold