• Blogs

    October 31, 2012

    Near Riot Tonight in Hurricane-Devastated Broad Channel Over Slow Response From Relief Agencies

    Two days after Hurricane Sandy, the situation in the storm-stricken Rockaways and other southern Queens neighborhoods is getting worse in terms of the need for basic supplies and aid. Anger is growing that the government relief agencies have been slow to deal with the problems. Tonight, in Broad Ch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2012

    After Mounting Pressure, Mayor's Office Gives Out Hard Copies of 'Final' 9-1-1 Report

    Today, the mayor's office gave out hard copies of the city's controversial 9-1-1 report to reporters that asked for it. The Voice stopped by City Hall late this afternoon to grab a copy of the 133-page consultant's report that examined the city's emergency response system. It has been a topic of m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Relax, That Terrifying 'Extreme Alert' Message on Your Cell Phone Is Only a Test

    Alert: You need a new phone.​Today between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., the Office of Emergency Management will be sending out texts that say "Severe Alert" or "Extreme Alert." This would be frightening, perhaps even terrifying, but, not to worry, this is only a test! In partnership with the Department ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2011

    The 9/11 Eulogies

    Grace Giardina​"If you're the mayor's speechwriter, what's your job" after the Towers fall? You're going to start thinking about "how do you find something redemptive out of this attack? How do you try and encapsulate those emotions?"

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2010

    Day Four: Your Blizzard Post-Mortem Roundup

    Daily News​Mayor Bloomberg has promised to find out why the city's blizzard response was so crappy, but the tabloids may have beat him to the punch. The Daily News has a thorough look today at what happened, while a New York Post report accuses sanitation saboteurs of purposefully slowing down the ... More >>

  • News

    July 31, 2007

    Rudy Giuliani's Five Big Lies About 9/11

    On the stump, Rudy can't help spreading smoke and ashes about his lousy record

  • News

    August 22, 2006

    Rudy's Grand Illusion

    What Giuliani likes to remember about 9-11—and what he actually did (or didn't do)

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2006

    Dude, Where's Your 'Go Bag'?

    Going down, town: Areas of lower Manhattan color-coded by hurricane risk: Orange is highest, followed by yellow and green. (OEM) With it being Hurricane Preparedness Week, and amid word that the looming Atlantic season could be a real humdinger, Power Plays took the advice from the Office of Emerge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 12, 2006

    City Wins in Ground Zero Case

    Afederal judge on Thursday dismissed a lawsuit charging that the city's Office of Emergency Management helped cause the collapse of Seven World Trade Center on 9-11 by storing diesel fuel for its emergency generators in the 47-story building. The Port Authority and developer Larry Silverstein are ... More >>

  • News

    November 29, 2005

    Open and Shut

    Four years later, we still have ten big questions

  • News

    July 5, 2005

    Exit Strategy

    When it comes to subways and terrorism, the best defense might be a good escape