Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has tapped Carmen Farina, a former teacher, principal and longtime advocate of early childhood education, to be New York City’s next schools chancellor.
In his final weekly radio address, Mayor Michael Bloomberg thanked New Yorkers for electing him three times and touted his record at City Hall.
The event could have been a scene from the CBS drama Blue Bloods, three generations of a family that has served the NYPD for nearly 70 years were on hand for the ceremony.
Stan Brooks died Monday of cancer at his home surrounded by family. He was just one month shy of his 87th birthday.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said New York City drivers will soon be able to pay for parking at the city’s 14,000 meters by cell phone and online.
New York City lawmakers paved the way Thursday for an eventual ban on plastic foam containers.
In a statement by Bill, Chirlane, Chiara and Dante de Blasio on their website, the family called it “a tough decision.”
Flu shots could soon be required by law for small children in New York City. The plan would mandate children in day cares and preschools receive the shot.
From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.
As William Bratton prepares to embark on his second tour of duty as New York City police commissioner, he will find a very different city than the one he left behind nearly 20 years ago.
The city says more than 2,500 tons of New York restaurant food waste has been diverted from landfills in the past six months — for use as compost, or donations to food banks.
The legislation makes New York the first large city or state in the country to prohibit sales to young adults.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio spoke Saturday at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network in Harlem.
The city’s Center for Economic Opportunity released its survey Thursday. It used U.S. Census Bureau data from 2000 and 2012.
The plan, which would have rezoned a 73-block area around Grand Central Terminal, has been the subject of weeks of contentious debate as the clock tickets down to the expiration of Bloomberg’s third and final term at year’s end.