Mayor Michael Bloomberg

NY pols want to create publicly available gun offender registry
NY pols want to create publicly available gun offender registry
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/21/2013 at 3:33PM

New York politicians are shooting for an open statewide gun offender registry. Councilmember Peter Vallone Jr. and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. announced legislation Wednesday to make the city’s gun offender registry publicly available online and create a similar statewide registry. Vallone will introduce the bill tomorrow in a City Council meeting. State Senator Jeffrey [...]

City announces largest seizure of illegal guns in NYC history
City announces largest seizure of illegal guns in NYC history
Police Cristabelle Tumola 8/19/2013 at 2:11PM

An undercover investigation that removed hundreds of guns from local streets is the largest seizure of illegal firearms in New York City history, officials announced Monday. The bust resulted in the indictment of 19 individuals and the removal of 254 guns, including high-capacity assault weapons, handguns and a fully automatic machine gun. Those arrested were [...]

Officials detail sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach
Officials detail sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach
South Maggie Hayes 8/16/2013 at 3:46PM

Rockaway Beach is coming back, potentially better than before. Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined the Army Corps of Engineers, city agency officials and various elected officials on Thursday, August 15 to detail the sand restoration plan for Rockaway Beach. The plan’s first phase will replenish 600,000 cubic yards of sand, while the second phase restores 3.5 [...]

New research center to study Jamaica Bay ecosystem
New research center to study Jamaica Bay ecosystem
Top Stories Maggie Hayes 8/13/2013 at 11:40AM

A top-tier research center promoting resilience in urban ecosystems is coming to Jamaica Bay. On Monday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced CUNY will house the new Science and Resilience Institute. The leaders also laid out progress on the cooperative management of Jamaica Bay parkland and waters. “The new consortium [...]

Judge rules NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional
Judge rules NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy unconstitutional
Top Stories Liam La Guerre 8/12/2013 at 1:48PM

Score another win for opponents of the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy. U.S. District Judge Shira Scheindlin ruled Monday that the police department’s use of the policy is unconstitutional and suggested the appointment of a monitor to reform it. “I find that the city is liable for violating plaintiffs’ Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights,” Scheindlin wrote. [...]

Op-Ed: More than a sleep-over, a real eye-opener
News Op-Ed 8/04/2013 at 11:47AM

GREGORY FLOYD As president of City Employees, Local 237, nearly 9,000 of my members work in developments operated by the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA). Their work ranges from apartment repairs to grounds caretakers, boiler and elevator services, to rent collections. About one- third of these workers also live in NYCHA apartments throughout the [...]

Renderings leaked of potential Manhattan soccer stadium at Pier 40
Renderings leaked of potential Manhattan soccer stadium at Pier 40
Sports Liam La Guerre 8/02/2013 at 12:42PM

Renderings of a possible stadium for the new Major League Soccer (MLS) team, New York City Football Club, made their way onto the Internet yesterday. The renderings were made in 2012 by the organization, but it is not known who leaked them online. “This rendering was a conceptual design that Major League Soccer produced when [...]

City’s food waste recycling program expanding to Queens
News Cristabelle Tumola 7/30/2013 at 1:52PM

Officials announced the expansion of the city’s organic food waste recycling program and a new public information campaign Monday in an effort to significantly increase the recycling rate within the next few years. “The ‘Recycle Everything’ ad campaign and the expansion of our organic food waste recycling program shows how far New York has come [...]

Mayor Bloomberg vetoes NYPD oversight bills
Politics Liam La Guerre 7/23/2013 at 6:46PM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg kept his promise to veto two controversial bills that could increase oversight of the NYPD. “New York is the safest big city in the country, and the NYPD is the most professional and most effective police department in the country,” Bloomberg said in his veto message Tuesday. “It is also subject to [...]

Bloomberg retracts statement on MLS coming to Yankee Stadium
News Liam La Guerre 7/17/2013 at 4:16PM

The possibility that Queens might have a soccer stadium got another kick backwards. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said Yankee Stadium will be the home for the new Major League Soccer (MLS) team, the New York City Football Club, on his latest weekly radio show. “Yankee Stadium will become the home of the New York City Football [...]