Bill de Blasio
Bill de Blasio has spent his first several weeks as mayor of New York carefully crafting his image as someone who is in touch with everyday New Yorkers.
Forecasters say slush and standing water from Wednesday’s snow storm turned into ice as temperatures plunged below freezing overnight.
A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 p.m. Wednesday for most of the region as a wintry mix of sleet and freezing rain is expected to fall throughout the day.
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won’t partake in the parade along Fifth Avenue because of organizers’ refusal to allow participants to carry gay-pride signs.
Chris Christie says there’s nothing to debate: This year’s Super Bowl belongs to the Garden State. End of discussion. No spin. “Every once and a while somebody goes over to have dinner in New York, but that’s about it.”
Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio repeated dire warnings that some Brooklyn hospitals will close without more federal Medicaid money.
An interagency report released Monday says the program would reach 54,000 children who need it by September. By the 2015-16 school year, it would be available to all 73,000 eligible children.
The Sanitation Department said on Friday that its workers were loading 365 salt spreaders, attaching plows and preparing chains for Saturday’s dusting.
A snowstorm followed by brutally cold temps seems to be the norm around here this winter.
Complaints about unplowed streets mounted in many areas Tuesday night, especially on the Upper East Side.
The mayor is calling for businesses with five or more employees to provide five sick days, which would help more than 300,000 additional New Yorkers.
There will still be a bulls eye on over-sized sugary drinks and tobacco, but Dr. Mary Bassett said she wants city residents to be on board with those restrictions.
According to a Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday afternoon, 67 percent of voters have given the new mayor a vote of confidence, compared with just 21 percent who don’t feel optimistic.
Starting Thursday, the city will begin issuing $50 fines to drivers caught on camera going 10 miles per hour over the limit.
Video uploaded to YouTube shows at least a dozen bikers and ATV operators driving in circles and performing stunts in the middle of Broadway Sunday afternoon.