Councilman Dan Halloran

U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara explains the allegations to reporters. (credit: CBS 2)

‘Gang Of 6’ Accused In NYC Mayor’s Race Bribery Scandal Face Public, Political Uproar

At state Sen. Malcolm Smith’s Queens home a number of friends stopped by with food to help sustain him as he faces a raft of serious public corruption charges, including paying bribes to rig this year’s mayoral race.


New York City Taxi (file / credit: Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

City Proposes Training Cabbies To Help NYPD Fight Sex Trafficking

The city is considering a controversial plan to spend $2 million to train cabbies to be the eyes and ears of the police department in spotting sex traffickers.


Taxis and cars drive past Canal Street in Chinatown in Manhattan April 23, 2007 in New York.  New York is mulling a congestion-pricing scheme for Manhattan, Mayor Bloomberg announced recently.  (Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images)

NY Pols Seek To Make Business Signs Mostly English

Two New York City Councilmen want to rewrite foreign-language store signs in English.