Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Op-ed: Bloomberg was a boon to this city
News Op-Ed 1/05/2014 at 10:11AM

To New Yorkers who criticize and accuse Bloomberg for being ignorant and a tyrant, this is a relief. For others, like me, it is saddening to see the man responsible for today’s New York go.

City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
City officials announce new pay-by-phone parking program
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 12/26/2013 at 4:18PM

City residents can soon pay for parking on-the-go, officials said Thursday. Motorists will be able to pay for parking via cell phone and also online at all 14,000 city parking meters, taking away the need to place paper receipts on dashboards. The Department of Transportation (DOT), NYPD and Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced the new program [...]

Bloomberg gets ‘#1 Grandpa’ mug at LIC firehouse
Bloomberg gets ‘#1 Grandpa’ mug at LIC firehouse
West Angy Altamirano 12/26/2013 at 3:01PM

A day after his daughter reportedly gave birth to a son on Christmas Eve, the first grandchild for the mayor, Mayor Michael Bloomberg visited firefighters of Engine 258/Ladder 115 in Long Island City to thank them for working on Christmas Day.

Council approves law increasing number of parks where crime is reported
Council approves law increasing number of parks where crime is reported
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/20/2013 at 12:59PM

The City Council unanimously passed an amendment Thursday that would require the NYPD to submit to the Council crime reports for all city parks and playgrounds larger than one acre. Currently, crimes are only reported in the city’s 31 largest green spaces. The NYPD would also be required to post this data on the department’s [...]

Mayor Bloomberg signs building code bills
Mayor Bloomberg signs building code bills
News Maggie Hayes 11/25/2013 at 1:35PM

Living and working in Queens flood zones will be safer thanks to new building codes and zoning resolutions recently signed into law. Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed several bills intended to strengthen the city’s infrastructure on November 20. Councilmember Eric Ulrich sponsored one bill he hopes will ensure that future construction meets “the highest level of [...]

Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
Mayor Bloomberg signs law to raise cigarette purchase age to 21
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 11/19/2013 at 3:04PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg has signed a law making New York the first major U.S. city to have a minimum cigarette purchase age of 21. Bloomberg signed the law on Tuesday, raising the minimum age for buying cigarettes and other tobacco products, as well as e-cigarettes, from 18 to 21. The law, which Bloomberg said “will [...]

Majority of Queens schools score well on progress reports
Education & Kids Cristabelle Tumola 11/18/2013 at 2:52PM

The majority of Queens schools scored high on the Department of Education’s (DOE) recently released progress reports. Out of the 62 Queens high schools that were issued 2012-2013 progress reports, 31 earned As, 16 Bs, 6 Cs, 5 Ds and 4 Fs. The highest scoring institution was Long Island City’s Academy for Careers in Television [...]

LIC, Astoria best bet for hailing green cabs
LIC, Astoria best bet for hailing green cabs
Top Stories Melissa Chan 11/14/2013 at 10:26AM

Queens taxi riders have the best shot at hailing a green cab in Long Island City and Astoria. Nearly 900 new apple green cabs roam the northwestern edge of the borough, according to data from the Taxi & Limousine Commission (TLC). City officials said more than 1,000 borough taxis have hit the streets since the [...]