Mayor Michael Bloomberg

New York City gets unique .nyc web address
News Queens Courier Staff 7/03/2013 at 3:26PM

ROSA KIM  New York City is out to conquer the digital world. City officials announced a .nyc web address for New Yorkers and businesses on Tuesday. “Having our own unique, top-level domain puts NYC at the forefront of the digital landscape and creates new opportunities for our small businesses,” said Mayor Michael Bloomberg. “They’ll now [...]

NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
NYC Council passes NYPD oversight legislation
Politics Liam La Guerre 6/27/2013 at 11:58AM

The New York City Council approved legislation that could make dramatic changes to the management of the NYPD. Early this morning the Council passed the Community Safety Act, which contains two separate bills. One will create an inspector general to oversee the activities of the police department and have subpoena power, while the other bill [...]

State lawmakers approve speed cameras near NYC schools
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/24/2013 at 3:12PM

The New York State Legislature passed a bill over the weekend allowing for the installation of speed cameras near 20 schools with documented speeding issues. Drivers caught speeding by the cameras will face $50 fines. “The Legislature has clearly stated that the streets around our schools should be safe havens, not speed traps. Speed cameras [...]

Mayor, City Council reach on-time budget deal
Mayor, City Council reach on-time budget deal
Politics Terence M. Cullen 6/24/2013 at 11:22AM

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and councilmembers yesterday reached an on-time, balanced budget for the upcoming fiscal year, which begins on Monday, July 1, hizzoner’s final budget. Highlights of the Fiscal Year 2014 budget include no increase in taxes, compensating for federal cuts to public housing and funding toward storm protection. The city will allocate $58 million [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 6/19/2013 at 7:46AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 81. Winds from the NNE at 10 to 15 mph. Wednesday night: Partly cloudy in the evening, then clear. Low of 63. Winds less than 5 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY:  In Scena! It’s the year of Italian culture in the U.S., and Mare Nostrum Elements joins forces with In [...]

Bloomberg presents plan to protect city against climate change
Bloomberg presents plan to protect city against climate change
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 6/11/2013 at 5:15PM

Sandy not only showed New York’s City vulnerability to powerful storms; the superstorm also highlighted the future impact climate change could have. Mayor Michael Bloomberg released the results of a 430-page report on Tuesday examining that very issue. The report contains 250 recommendations on how the city can further protect its neighborhoods and infrastructure against [...]

Queens pols hopeful about Build it Back Sandy recovery program
Queens pols hopeful about Build it Back Sandy recovery program
News Terence M. Cullen 6/04/2013 at 3:37PM

Federal money is here. Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced a new plan to distribute $648 million for New Yorkers trying to rebuild more than seven months after Sandy. The Build it Back program offers four options for homeowners as the city shifts its focus to long-term repairs in the wake of the storm. Homeowners can use [...]

Rockaway Ferry service extended for at least six more weeks
News Cristabelle Tumola 5/29/2013 at 11:25AM

Though the A train is returning to the Rockaways tomorrow, the ferry is still going to continue, at least until July. Rockaway Ferry weekday service between the peninsula and Manhattan has been extended for the next six weeks, with the possibility of continuing through Labor Day weekend, city officials announced Tuesday. The ferry will also [...]

NYPD detective convicted of Queens attempted murder
NYPD detective convicted of Queens attempted murder
Police Cristabelle Tumola 5/24/2013 at 2:52PM

A 19-year-veteran of the NYPD who was reportedly once assigned to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s security detail has been convicted of attempted murder. “This is truly a sad day for everyone when a police officer is convicted of breaking the very laws he had sworn to uphold. But in the pursuit of justice, nobody is above [...]

Muppets coming to Museum of the Moving Image in new Jim Henson gallery
Muppets coming to Museum of the Moving Image in new Jim Henson gallery
Entertainment Angy Altamirano 5/22/2013 at 1:15PM

Hi-ho, the Muppets are coming to town. On Tuesday Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other officials announced the late Jim Henson’s family has donated close to 400 puppets, costumes, props and other items to the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. The announcement included special appearances by Miss Piggy — who got a kiss from [...]