State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.
James defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron in incomplete and unofficial returns and faces a general election next month without a Republican opponent.
An expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City’s public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.
The city’s lawyers argued that the 350 remaining evacuees have to be out by Oct. 1 since the Federal Emergency Management Agency is no longer reimbursing the city for its hotel program.
The Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate’s office has a budget of $2.3 million.
The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.
The afternoon rush will feature 25 percent more trains at more regular intervals, the MTA announced. The changes will come pending the approval of $700,000 in funding.
The show will feature 40,000 shells and blinking smiley faces, according to executive producer Amy Kule.
New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”
State Sen. Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others were arrested Tuesday in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called “an unappetizing smorgasbord of greed” involving “six officials who together build a corridor of corruption.”
If you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you’d be wrong.
The Macy’s fireworks have been held over the Hudson River since 2009, at which time it was just to celebrate Henry Hudson’s discovery of Manhattan. Several elected officials are calling for the display’s return to the East River.
City and state lawmakers announced Monday that an agreement had been reached on what they hope will be the first-ever permit system to regulate intercity buses.
“And now, what are they talking about possibly eliminating? One of their few success stories? Mashugana! ” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.
Millions of ethnic Chinese, Koreans and Vietnamese across Asia are ringing in the new Year of the Dragon with fireworks, feasting and family reunions. New York City also has a large Asian population.