Political consultant Gerry O’Brien said the topic is quite a kick-off for the election season, with Speaker Christine Quinn trying to show Democrats she’s not joined at the hip to the mayor.
One of the markets will be at the Seaport itself and the other will be close by in the so-called Tin Building that was home to the old Fulton Fish Market.
“The bill being considered by the City Council would undermine the accountability that has been essential to the department’s success and make our city less safe,” Bloomberg said Wednesday.
The proposal has been championed by civil liberties advocates and others troubled by some of the department’s practices, including stop and frisk.
There’s a renewed push for New York City to follow most other major cities and set up an inspector general’s office to oversee police policies like stop-and-frisk. But, election year politics could play a big role, WCBS 880′s Alex Silverman reported.
Tobacco products would be required to be kept in cabinets, drawers, under the counter, behind a curtain or in any other concealed location.
The former Democrat had switched parties for his attempt to make it to the 2013 general election ballot.
Liu made the announcement Sunday afternoon on the steps of City Hall. He has long been expected to run for mayor.
One of the great New York City traditions, the St. Patrick’s Day Parade, headed up Fifth Avenue Saturday.
Former New York U.S. Rep. Anthony Weiner is spending what were once his campaign funds on polling and campaign research.
The “New York City Paid Sick Time Act” would require businesses with five or more employees to give their workers five paid sick days a year.
The cameras would not photograph drivers, but would capture license plate numbers. Fines would range between $25 and $100 and insurance companies would not be notified of violations.
In a 5-minute long video posted to Twitter, Quinn discussed her background and her experience.
The Quinnipiac University poll shows New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn could get 37 percent of the vote.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is pushing the city to reduce fines faced by street vendors, but the mayor described it as less than a good idea.
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