Marcia Kramer

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address at Baruch College on February 3, 2015. (credit: Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio Hammers Out Conservative Budget Amid Fears Of State, Federal Cuts

On Sunday, the de Blasio administration released details from the mayor’s new budget proposal that authorizes an additional $70 million over the next five years to put more paramedics on the streets and dispatchers at call centers.

02/09/2015

The New York City 911 call center. (Credit: CBS 2)

Report: NYC’s Overhaul Of 911 System Delayed, Over Budget

New York City’s effort to modernize its 911 system is years behind schedule and $700 million over budget, a Department of Investigation probe found.

02/06/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (R) and NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton (L) speak at a press conference regarding two police officers who were killed on Saturday on December 22, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Back In Their Good Graces? De Blasio Orders High-End Bulletproof Vests For NYPD Officers

Nearly two months after two cops were murdered and some members of the Police Department turned their backs on him, Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying, again, to make amends.

02/06/2015

Flatiron Public Plaza (Credit CBS2)

Officials, Businesses Not Happy With Planned NBA All-Star Concert At Flatiron Public Plaza

Fears are being expressed that an NBA All-Star concert next week in one of the city’s busiest neighborhoods could hurt local business and stop traffic.

02/04/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: christtabernacle.org)

Cuomo Takes Hardline Stance: Ethics Overhaul Agreed To Or No New Budget

The audience at New York Law School probbaly didnt know it, but Gov. Cuomo drove from Albany in a snowstorm on Monday to lay down the law to Albany lawmakers — ethics reform … or else.

02/02/2015

Staten Island Chuck at the Staten Island Zoo on February 2, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Staten Island Chuck Plays Nice With De Blasio, Indicates There Will Be Early Spring

Groundhog Day 2015 in New York City brought the good news of an early spring, and even more good news for Mayor Bill de Blasio because Staten Island Chuck survived.

02/02/2015

The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Makes Final Pitch To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention In Brooklyn

Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz visited the Barclays Center and sat down for a closed-door meeting with Mayor Bill de Blasio ahead of deciding the site.

01/30/2015

NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton speaks on Jan. 29, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Commissioner Bratton Unveils Plans For New High-Tech Anti-Terror Police Unit

The unit of 350 cops will be specially trained in high-tech weaponry to deal with protests, lone-wolf attacks and evolving threats posed by terrorists.

01/29/2015

FILE - Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Impeccable Ethics The Leading Attribute In Search For Speaker Silver’s Replacement

Will Silver’s replacement be a reformer, or part of the corrupt culture that has gripped the state capital for decades?

01/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio gives a winter storm update on Jan. 27, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Residents Blast Mayor For Slow Snow Plowing As De Blasio Defends Travel Ban

Mayor Bill de Blasio said there will be a review of the city’s storm procedures to see if anything can be done better the next time around.

01/27/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio on January 26, 2015 . (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Travel Ban In Effect; City Public Schools Closed Tuesday

New York City public schools will be closed Tuesday, and all nonemergency vehicles will be banned from the roads as of 11 p.m. Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced.

01/26/2015

New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver (right) walks out of the Federal Courthouse after his arraignment on January 22, 2015. (credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images)

NYS Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Arrested On Corruption Charges

FBI spokesman Peter Donald confirmed the 70-year-old Silver was taken into custody around 8 a.m. at FBI headquarters in New York City.

01/22/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo delivers his State of the State address on Jan. 21, 2015. (credit: CBS2)

Cuomo Delivers State Of The State Address, Unveils Budget Plan

New York must raise the minimum wage, cut small-business taxes, ease the burden of high property taxes and invest big in transportation, Gov. Andrew Cuomo said in a sprawling address that laid out a long list of priorities for 2015.

01/21/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio embraces the Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Jan. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Say De Blasio’s Relationship With Sharpton May Not Be Good Politics

A hugfest between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton has been raising eyebrows.

01/20/2015

Gov. Andrew Cuomo previews his 2015 infrastructure and transportation agenda at a breakfast meeting of the Association for a Better at the New York Grand Hyatt. (credit: Kevin P. Coughlin/Office of the Governor)

Cuomo Pitches AirTrain For LaGuardia Airport, Ambitious Transit Upgrades

Cuomo spoke Tuesday to the business group Association for a Better New York in Manhattan. He offered a preview of his annual State of the State address scheduled for Wednesday.

01/20/2015

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