Chopper 2-HD was live over the chaotic scene that was making a mess of traffic. The demonstrators marched around the gates of City Hall chanting slogans like “March with Oakland” before returning to Zuccotti Park.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo is hearing it from upstate and downstate. Protesters, politicians, and union leaders want him to extend the millionaire’s tax.
John Haggerty was convicted today of cheating Mayor Michael Bloomberg out of $1.1 million, ending a case that has put a spotlight on the billionaire mayor and the inner workings of his campaigns.
The group said the policy unfairly targets black and Hispanic men as they lined up near City Hall Park and marched across the Brooklyn Bridge.
When the dismissal bell rings today, more than 700 New York City teacher aids and support staff will officially be out of a job.
New Yorkers are shaking it off. A day after the most powerful quake in decades rattled New Yorkers, frayed nerves are giving way to laughs and “where were you whens.”
Tuesday’s earthquake that rattled Washington D.C. and snaked its way up the East Coast forced the evacuation of City Hall. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his staff were rushed outside by police security.
Steve Duncan is a man who has spent a lot of time in places most New Yorkers will never see.
About 100 cabbies gathered at City Hall Park today to let Bloomberg know of their feelings regarding legislation that passed in Albany that would allow 30,000 street pickup permits to for-hire vehicles for $1,500 each.
Federal prosecutors have said that nearly the entire sum the city spent on the project was tainted by an epic fraud that involved hundreds of contractors, systemic overbilling and an international money-laundering conspiracy.
New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers head Fernando Mateo organized the Wednesday protest. He said it’s an unfair pressure tactic to get drivers to negotiate on a bill being considered in Albany.
The state Assembly has voted 110-28 to pass legislation to let livery drivers legally pick up passengers who hail them in the city’s four outer boroughs and northern Manhattan.
It was a switch of gears for the group — suddenly supporting the mayor’s bill to let livery cabs pick up fares in the outer boroughs after some last minute concessions from the city.
Some City Council members are supporting the protesters and stressed that Starbucks’ threatened move could lead to the loss of over 700 jobs.
They’re trying to save thousands of jobs. District 37 Union members and their supporters called the encampment “Bloombergville.”