Bill de Blasio
Mayor Bill de Blasio took a ribbing from Comedy Central host Stephen Colbert Wednesday night about his planned trip to Italy while the threat of a possible Long Island Rail Road strike still loomed.
The de Blasio administration has proposed a 21-acre greenway, more retail stores and business improvements that would attract the arts.
There is still no deal between union workers and the MTA to avert a possible Long Island Rail Road strike in just nine days.
Mayor Bill de Blasio, first lady Chirlane McCray, Chiara and Dante will be packing up to pay a visit to the towns the mayor’s grandparents lived. They’ll aso be visiting Rome, Naples, Capri and Venice.
A spokeswoman for the medical examiner’s office said Monday the manner of Lt. Gordon “Matt” Ambelas’ death still is under investigation.
Shootings in the city are up 8 percent in the first six months of the year.
The mayor will sign nearly a dozen bills that involve the city-wide speed limit, red light and speed cameras and other aspects of the plan.
Hundreds of thousands of spectators gathered for the 32nd annual event in Coney Island Saturday.
The state Assembly approved the city’s request late Thursday and the Senate followed suit early Friday morning as the Legislature worked to adjourn their six-month session.
New York City lawmakers have agreed on a $75 billion budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1.
Mayor Bill de Blasio says New York City is “constantly vigilant” against any terror threat posed by recent violence in Iraq.
De Blasio said Tuesday he agrees that the schools should not accept students based solely on admission test results.
“We New Yorkers honor our bets, but I don’t have that great a singing voice,” de Blasio said while fulfilling his Stanley Cup wager with LA’s mayor. “So I’ve got some friends helping me out.”
Activists hit Times Square to distribute information to tourists explaining why they believe horse-drawn carriages should be outlawed in New York City, WCBS 880’s Ginny Kosola reported.
A man charged with stabbing a 6-year-old boy to death and critically injuring a 7-year-old girl inside an elevator in Brooklyn has been indicted for murder and other charges, authorities said Wednesday.