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De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
De Blasio sworn in as 109th mayor of New York City
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/01/2014 at 8:12AM

New York City’s 109th mayor, Bill de Blasio, was sworn in during a ceremony at his Park Slope, Brooklyn home just after midnight Wednesday, followed by a formal inauguration on the steps of City Hall later that day.

Little Neck fifth grader becomes councilmember for a day
Little Neck fifth grader becomes councilmember for a day
Education & Kids Melissa Chan 6/02/2013 at 10:12AM

Her love for Queens landed her a seat in City Hall — and she’s only 11. Katiya Jones of Little Neck became councilmember for a day after beating about 500 youngsters in an annual essay contest hosted by Councilmember Mark Weprin. “Before I went, I thought it would be boring,” she said, “but I was [...]

Rockaway residents take to City Hall, demand say in Sandy rebuilding
Rockaway residents take to City Hall, demand say in Sandy rebuilding
South Terence M. Cullen 3/25/2013 at 1:15PM

By day 143, Rockaway residents had had enough. Scores traveled to the steps of City Hall on Saturday, March 23 to call on Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the city to help residents rebuild after Sandy. Shoulder to shoulder with elected officials and candidates for mayor and borough president, resident after resident told personal stories of [...]

Post: Doe Fund founder to announce GOP mayoral run Thursday
News Terence M. Cullen 1/05/2013 at 4:06PM

George McDonald, an advocate for the homeless, is gearing up to run for mayor as a Republican, the New York Post is reporting. McDonald, who according to The Post paid himself nearly $500,000 in 2011, is joining what is shaping out to be an unexpected Republican primary for City Hall. He is expected to make his [...]

Councilmembers don hoodies for Trayvon Martin
Councilmembers don hoodies for Trayvon Martin
News Billy Rennison 3/30/2012 at 11:10AM

Members of the city council donned hoodies and stood on the steps of City Hall recently in a show of support to the family Trayvon Martin in the wake of the teen’s death. Around the country, residents — from lawmakers to citizens — have worn hooded sweatshirts to bring awareness to the shooting of the [...]

It’s cabbie VS cabbie on hail bill
It’s cabbie VS cabbie on hail bill
News Billy Rennison 9/27/2011 at 8:38PM

Opposing factions of cab drivers are trying to make their case before the new street hail legislation reaches Governor Andrew Cuomo’s desk. The city plans on issuing 30,000 new street hail permits that will allow liveries to pick up passengers in upper Manhattan and the outer boroughs if the measure passes. Members of the Livery [...]