Sources are telling the Post that city officials are considering closing 25 firehouses in the five boroughs as a cost-cutting measure. Each closing would contribute $1 million to the city's $5 billion budget gap. The city proposed 16 company closings in this year's budget.
Damn, August already -- and we haven't paid our rent or looked at the local candidates much besides the mayoral prospects. Here's a fast look at what contenders for three big spots have been up to lately: Manhattan D.A.: Richard Aborn appeared with former NYPD Commissioner and current LAPD C ... More >>
by Johanna Barr and Tom Feeney Jr. In this week's Voice cover story, Wayne Barrett reports on the Bloomberg administration's "failure of leadership, accountability, and transparency" in its handling of the Deutsche Bank fire in 2007. Those involved reached out to the Voice in reaction to th ... More >>
We're not done with electoral politics yet. The last round of elections left a couple of positions vacant, and special elections are pending (uncalled yet, but expected in February). When Michael McMahon was elected to Congress, he left his city council seat open, and seven candidates -- -- or i ... More >>
photos by Candice M. Giove An Anonymous member named Pentagram inked a sign before arriving at the anti-Scientology group's protest yesterday in front of the Church of Scientology’s West 46th Street offices. In sloppy scratch it read, “We are not Truthers.” She feared that passersby would con ... More >>
For five years, New York's senior senator said nothing about the toxic cloud that hung over his own constituents.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's cash-for-concessions approach at the bargaining table has won him new power over the 12,000-member Fire Department. The deal the city just agreed with the Uniformed Fire Officers Association allows the fire commissioner, whom the mayor appoints, the right to pick the Chief ... More >>
Clinton attacks her likability problem with some of New York's toughest guys
Questions about Albany's cut of New York's homeland security money
Misled over air quality, shortchanged in federal funding, union wants four more years
How Dangerous Was That Dark Cloud Hanging Over Manhattan?