Michael Bloomberg

Select Bus Service coming to LaGuardia Airport
Select Bus Service coming to LaGuardia Airport
News Melissa Chan 10/17/2012 at 1:12PM

A faster commute is in the future for Woodside and Jackson Heights straphangers traveling to LaGuardia Airport, the city’s top transit leaders announced last week. Three Select Bus Service routes — said to bring faster and more reliable service to the boroughs with its streamlined stops and pay-before-boarding feature — are slated to be launched [...]

Bloomberg’s wealth grows, now 10th richest American, says Forbes
Bloomberg’s wealth grows, now 10th richest American, says Forbes
News Billy Rennison 9/20/2012 at 11:34AM

Forbes unveiled its list of the 400 richest Americans which featured Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has seen his fortune continue to grow, the same day census data showed the disparity between the rich and poor in the city continues to widen. Bloomberg came in at number 10 on the annual list with a net worth of $25 billion, [...]

Large soda ban approved by Board of Health
Large soda ban approved by Board of Health
News Billy Rennison 9/13/2012 at 11:29AM

Thousand of signed petitions and public outcry could not stop the Board of Health from approving Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to ban large sugary beverages in the city. Under the ban — which applies to restaurants, food carts, delis and concessions at movie theaters, stadiums and arenas — establishments will be unable to sell sugary [...]

Ridgewood plaza a reality
News Maggie Hayes 9/10/2012 at 12:24PM

The proposed plan for Ridgewood’s 71st Avenue Triangle will become a reality when a temporary pedestrian plaza is installed where the road meets Myrtle Avenue and Stephen Street. This project furthers Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to create public, open plazas throughout the city. Ridgewood residents and area business owners met Tuesday night, September 4, with [...]

Theaters say Bloomy’s soda ban will hurt bottom line
Theaters say Bloomy’s soda ban will hurt bottom line
Business Terence M. Cullen 8/31/2012 at 10:07AM

Many businesses — and soda drinkers alike — are hoping that Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s proposed soda ban will fizzle out. Russell Levinson, the general manager of MovieWorld in Douglaston Plaza, said the rules under the ban were unfair and would severely hurt his theatre’s business. “It’s hitting us disproportionately — movie theatres and fast food [...]

JetBlue sign lights up LIC
JetBlue sign lights up LIC
News Billy Rennison 8/31/2012 at 10:04AM

Queens has a new guiding light after the flip was switched on a JetBlue sign in the airlines new home, Long Island City. Local leaders joined JetBlue executives turning on the nearly 40-foot tall sign that sits atop the Brewster Building. “New York City’s iconic skyline is a little brighter tonight, thanks to the success of [...]

Mayor unveils most popular baby names in New York City
Mayor unveils most popular baby names in New York City
News Billy Rennison 8/29/2012 at 11:17AM

Jayden is the new Michael in New York City. For the fourth consecutive year, Jayden topped the list of the most popular boys’ names in New York City. The top girls’ name in the city in 2011 was Isabella for the third straight year. Michael, the most popular name in the city between 1980 and [...]

Gunman shot dead after killing former colleague near Empire State Building; 9 others wounded
Gunman shot dead after killing former colleague near Empire State Building; 9 others wounded
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 11:46AM

Two are dead — including the gunman — and nine bystanders wounded at a shootout outside the Empire State Building. Recently fired Jeffrey Johnson, 53, stationed himself outside his former employers, Hazan Imports, and fatally wounded a 41-year-old former colleague. After opening fire on the victim, Johnson fled northbound; a construction worker spotted him and [...]

Queens Morning Roundup
News Billy Rennison 8/24/2012 at 7:01AM

Today’s Forecast: Friday: Sunny, with a high near 90. North wind around 7 mph becoming east in the afternoon. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph. EVENT of the DAY: Dunningham Triangle Visioning Day Stop by Dunningham Triangle to share your design ideas with the NYC Parks Department and the [...]

Cornell Tech campus now accepting applications
Cornell Tech campus now accepting applications
Education & Kids Billy Rennison 8/23/2012 at 2:38PM

Applications are now being accepted to be among the first class at Cornell University’s tech campus in New York City. The highly selective “beta” Cornell NYC Tech class will begin school in Januay; applications for the Masters of Engineering program are due by October 1. “We’re calling this the ‘beta’ class because these students will [...]