Daniel Squadron

Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown (file/credit: Julian Ungano/Getty Images)

NY State Lawmakers Again Propose School Holiday For Lunar New Year

State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver have been working for five years to make Lunar New Year a recognized school holiday.

01/30/2014

Letitia James speaks after winning the Democratic nomination for public advocate on Oct. 1, 2013. (credit: Sonia Rincon/1010 WINS)

Letitia James Likely City’s Next Public Advocate After Winning Democratic Runoff

James defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron in incomplete and unofficial returns and faces a general election next month without a Republican opponent.

10/01/2013

A voter emerges from a voting booth after casting her ballot in Manhattan on Sept. 10, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Watchdog Group: Pricey Public Advocate Election Proves Changes Are Needed

An expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City’s public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.

09/30/2013

Nov. 6, 2012 (credit: Marla Diamond / WCBS 880)

Sandy Evacuees Fighting City’s Hotel Eviction Notices

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.

09/25/2013

Election worker Al Becker watches as a man votes on Election Day - New York, NY - Nov 3, 2009 - Photo: David Goldman/Getty Images

City Councilman Proposes Measure To Halt ‘Crazy’ Cost Of Runoff Elections

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.

09/19/2013

Letitia James, Daniel Squadron

James, Squadron To Face Each Other In Runoff For Public Advocate

The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.

09/11/2013

St. Sen. Daniel Squadron announces better service coming to the G train, July 15, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Improved Service Coming To G Train Following Review

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.

07/15/2013

The 2012 Macy's 4th of July fireworks on the Hudson River (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Macy’s To Show Off New Tricks At July 4th Fireworks Show

The show will feature 40,000 shells and blinking smiley faces, according to executive producer Amy Kule.

07/03/2013

DOT Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announcing expansion of Brooklyn Bridge ramps to ease notorious FDR backups, May 13, 2013. (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

City Unveils Wider Ramps On Brooklyn Bridge To Ease Congestion

New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive “the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze.”

05/13/2013

Sen. Malcolm A. Smith on March 12, 2008  in Albany, New York. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other Advocates Call For Reform In Wake Of Lawmakers’ Arrests

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.”

04/03/2013

Fire burns at the Deutsche Bank Building in Lower Manhattan - Aug 18, 2007 (credit: NICHOLAS ROBERTS/AFP/Getty Images)

Push On To Bring NYC Under Uniform Fire Codes

If you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you’d be wrong.

09/19/2012

Macy's fireworks over the Hudson River - New York, NY - Jul 4, 2010 (credit: Evan Bindelglass / Special to CBSNewYork)

De Blasio Wants Macy’s July 4th Fireworks Back On East River

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.

06/29/2012

Passengers wait to get onto a discount bus headed to Boston in New York City. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NY Officials Push To Regulate ‘Wild West Atmosphere’ Surrounding Intercity Buses

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.

04/23/2012

MTA Subway - File/Photo by Chris Hondros/Getty Images

MTA Explores Closing Several G Train Subway Stops

“And now, what are they talking about possibly eliminating? One of their few success stories? Mashugana! ” said Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz.

03/18/2012

Asian Lunar New Year Celebration in Chinatown - New York, NY - Feb 6, 2011 (credit: Michael Nagle/Getty Images)

NYC Lawmakers Want Lunar New Year To Be School Holiday

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.

01/23/2012

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