It has become a safe assumption that otherwise liberal and open-minded New York politicians will make an exception for Israel. Case in point: 10 members of the New York City Council have declared that they support academic freedom, just not the freedom of public universities to host events that do n ... More >>
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 >>
A report released today argues that the city is excessively fining street vendors and in doing so is actually losing out on revenue it would get with a fine system that's more fair.
The report, called "Fining the Hand that Feeds You," from the University of Wisconsin, argues that high fines are les ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
A new report released last week comes down hard on the mayor's record of shutting down schools that aren't performing well. Mike Bloomberg and the Deptartment of Education can add it to the list of grievances and criticisms that have been thrown at them so far this year (He demonizes teachers ... More >>
Elected officials like to be cheerleaders for affordable housing. But that doesn't mean they're always cheering for the same thing. For some Brooklyn pols speaking out this week about the Broadway Triangle -- the 31-acre parcel of city-owned land on the border of Williamsburg and Bedford-Stuyvesant, ... More >>
Hope Reichbach, a 22-year-old aide to Councilman Stephen Levin, was found dead in her Brooklyn apartment Thursday afternoon. Reichbach, the daughter of Supreme Court Justice Gustin Reichbach, was discovered after an overdose and pronounced dead on the scene. The NYPD does not suspect foul pla ... More >>
By Aaron Howell.
Yesterday incumbent city councilmember Diana Reyna defeated challenger Maritza Davila by 4,000 votes, 60 percent to 35 percent. It was a far cry from the last time the two women faced off, in the September Democratic primary, when Reyna beat Davila by a mere 250 votes aft ... More >>