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.”
New York City firefighters hit the streets Friday, marching over the Brooklyn Bridge in protest.
It’s the oldest working city hall in the United States and all of that work and the passage of time have taken their toll.
As City Hall plans to eliminate as many as 6,000 New York City teachers, there is a demand for more accountability at the Department of Education.
There were nine separate gatherings — all of which sought to blow the whistle on what they said were tax breaks for the wealthy.
The marriage of Prince William and Princess Catherine, the Duke and Dutchess of Cambridge, was reason for celebration from one side of the pond to the other.
Demonstrators chanted “put it back” Thursday morning as they gathered on the steps of City Hall protesting cuts of $300 million to social service programs set forth in Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s preliminary budget proposal.
There was growing alarm and plenty of fight among senior citizens Friday over plans to shut down more than one hundred senior centers in New York City.