Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration filed court papers on Thursday to drop the city’s appeal of a judge’s decision to reform the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy.
Once again, congestion pricing plans, which include the imposition of tolls on the East River bridges, have been circulating throughout the city.
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.
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 [...]
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is officially running for mayor. The long-term city rep kicked off her campaign Sunday, becoming the second to do so, after more than a year of speculation. “I’m about keeping New York City a place for the middle class to live and grow,” she said in a video officially announcing [...]
The month-long citywide school bus strike has come to a screeching halt. Drivers and matrons are expected to be back at their posts on Wednesday. According to a statement issued by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, city officials and members of Local 1181 met on Thursday to bring an end to the strike which left more than [...]
Though FEMA assistance can help homeowners deal with some of the devastating effects of Sandy, there is no direct federal funding for mold removal. A new program aims to solve that issue for around 2,000 homes in hard-hit areas. Using private money raised to help storm victims, the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City, [...]
Spring is coming early if the city’s most famous marmot has predicted correctly. Groundhog Chuck in Staten Island and Punxsutawney Phil in Pennsylvania did not see their shadows this morning. City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn celebrated at the city’s Groundhog Day festivities in Staten Island after the tiny rodent predicted the end [...]
The city’s previously stalled bike share program is again slamming on the breaks after Sandy. The New York City Department of Transportation (DOT) and bike share operator New York City Bike Share (NYCBS) announced that its hotly-anticipated Citi Bike will be postponed for a second time to May of 2013 because of damage incurred by [...]
After the new year, kids may be looking for a new way to get to school. Yellow school bus drivers have threatened to strike when children are scheduled to return to school after the holidays. The city’s contract with Amalgamated Transit Union’s Local 1181 is set to expire in June and a bid, open to [...]