The City Council voted Tuesday to allow residents to donate via text message. Under the bill, which must be signed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg, a voter could use their phones to give up to $99 to a candidate in an election cycle.
Elected officials pointed to the $13 million price tag to hold Tuesday’s public advocate runoff election that saw very low voter turnout as a reason to change the current procedure.
City Councilwoman Gale Brewer (D-6th) emerged victorious Tuesday in the race for Manhattan borough president.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and others are expected to reveal more information Friday about deal that was reached over paid sick leave.
Members of New York City Council ripped into a Department of Education official Tuesday, criticizing a 10-year plan to clean up PCBs, which may be leaking from faulty light fixtures, in about 800 city schools.
Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott noted that any new construction would require the developers to build cutting-edge schools for free on the lower floors of whatever structure they put up.
The U.S. is about halfway through the flu season, said Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. So far, half of confirmed flu cases are in people 65 and older.
Officials said this year’s voting lines were the longest the state has ever seen.
The city has been cracking down on the illegal conversions since a state law was passed last year. But the city council has plans to increase the fines on illegal hotel landlords to try to run the practice out of business.
Some New York City seniors are getting to splurge on locally grown fruits and vegetables normally too expensive for their budgets.
The city said that 311 complaints about bedbugs have decreased by twelve-percent since last year, but experts told 1010 WINS reporter Sonia Rincon that, that does not mean that the problem has gone away.
On the two sides of Columbus Avenue at 78th Street are the two sides of the argument. To the west is a deli, a little boutique furniture store, and a few other small shops. To the east, the entire block is a Duane Reade, and a Chase bank.
Sidewalk food carts have been around for decades, but now food trucks are increasingly popular on the streets of New York.
NTSB officials said the chopper likely did not have a flight data recorder, or “black box,” but engine monitors and Global Positioning System navigation equipment may have stored useful information.
A magnificent and ornate building at West 73rd Street and Broadway on the Upper West Side was once Babe Ruth’s home. But the location is drawing attention for a much different reason.