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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.

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 [...]

Quinn officially announces mayoral run
Quinn officially announces mayoral run
Politics Terence M. Cullen 3/10/2013 at 1:24PM

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 [...]

Citywide school bus strike over
Citywide school bus strike over
News Alexa Altman 2/15/2013 at 9:00PM

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 [...]

New program to help with post-Sandy mold damage
New program to help with post-Sandy mold damage
News Cristabelle Tumola 2/04/2013 at 2:35PM

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, [...]

Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
Shadows are no-shows, groundhogs predict early spring
News Melissa Chan 2/02/2013 at 12:15PM

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 [...]

Sandy’s surge delays bike share yet again
Sandy’s surge delays bike share yet again
News Alexa Altman 12/24/2012 at 10:28AM

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 [...]

School bus drivers threaten to strike after holiday break
School bus drivers threaten to strike after holiday break
Central Billy Rennison 12/21/2012 at 12:06PM

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 [...]