The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.
Several of the Democratic mayoral candidates took swipes at soon-to-retire Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a debate Tuesday, particularly on the issue of unionized city workers who have been without contracts.
Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.
A judge said Monday the state’s minimum wage law trumps the bill. The city’s current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
The bill would guarantee wages topping $20 an hour for building-services employees at properties that get more than $1 million in city subsidies or lease significant space to the city.
The project calls for a sandy beach and kayak and canoe launch along the East River.
His campaign manager has resigned and his political peers have harsh words for him, but Anthony Weiner has vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor.
On the heels of at least four shootings this weekend, 10 gun buyback programs will take place over 12 months in all five boroughs of New York City.
Anthony Weiner is trying to salvage his campaign after new details emerged that he’d traded racy messages with as many as three women since similar sexting forced him out of Congress.
“I don’t believe I had any more than three,” said Weiner. “People might want names and serial numbers and dates and texts, but someone else will have to provide it for you because I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to comment on the specifics of these things.”
What Quinn doesn’t understand is that MSG is the jewel on top of Penn Station. It is a living, breathing structure that truly lives up to its nickname of “The World’s Most Famous Arena.”
The City Council voted 47 to 1 to allow the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows Corona Park to tear down two old stadiums that were built for the 1964 World’s Fair and build two new stadiums in their place.
Anthony Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House because of similar behavior.
The Garden had requested to operate at the site in perpetuity. The city planning commission recommended a 15-year extension.
In a wide-ranging interview, Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson joined the chorus in calling for fellow candidate Anthony Weiner to drop out of the race amid new sexting allegations.