Lawsuits are being filed this week over Mayor Bill de Blasio’s decision to move charter school students out of public school space.
Some rent-stabilized tenants in an Upper West Side building were furious this week, after a gym opened up in their building and they were told they were forbidden from using it.
City Councilman Jumaane Williams said outer borough homicide cases have fewer detectives assigned to them than do killings in Manhattan. Williams said the NYPD is looking into it.
If successful, a lawsuit by city officials and activists would be a setback for countless charter school students, some parents say.
Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.
The swearing in will take place in front of City Hall on Wednesday, Jan. 1 at noon. Incoming New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer and Public Advocate Letita James, both Democrats, will also be sworn in at the ceremony at City Hall Plaza.
City Councilwoman Letitia James beat out seven other candidates Tuesday to win the race for New York City public advocate.
Republican nominee Joe Lhota said crime has been going up in the city over the past two months. But Democrat Bill de Blasio said Lhota’s numbers are skewed.
Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio and public advocate candidate Letitia James announced a mutual endorsement Saturday.
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 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.
A push has been launched in New York City to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers and allow for unions in the industry.
“They just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders,” Bloomberg said. “In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”