It started with a playful debate. Enter Hoboken Councilman David Mello, who picked up the phone to pitch his own idea.
Those eligible for the so-called NYC Build It Back program can turn to an individual recovery specialist for repairing, rebuilding or even getting reimbursed for work already done. An option to sell a property is also available.
New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott and United Federation of Teachers President Michael Mulgrew both said they were pleased with the plan.
Kelly said the FBI apparently learned of the suspects’ supposed plan at least 48 hours prior to telling the NYPD.
The league and New York City have been involved in negotiations to build a stadium on a 10-acre site in the Flushing Meadows park. A team there would start play in 2016 and be rivals of the New York Red Bulls, who play in Harrison, N.J.
WWE is joining with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, Hollywood celebrities and professional athletes to launch Superstars for Sandy Relief.
“The bill being considered by the City Council would undermine the accountability that has been essential to the department’s success and make our city less safe,” Bloomberg said Wednesday.
Under the new legislation, sellers would be required to keep tobacco products out of sight except during a purchase by an adult consumer or during restocking.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the recent arrests of three Bronx High School of Science students for hazing “inappropriate” and “despicable,” if true.
The magazine released its latest annual tally of billionaires on Monday. According to Forbes, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s net worth as of March 2013 is $27 billion.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday found 31 percent of city voters said Giuliani did the best job.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is pushing the city to reduce fines faced by street vendors, but the mayor described it as less than a good idea.
There are no current plans for a halftime show during Super Bowl XLVIII because NFL officials are unsure how to stage the event in a cold-weather climate, according to a report.
Baseball and blackjack? The owners of the Mets were all in on a 2011 proposal for a casino next to Citi Field, only to be rejected by the Bloomberg administration, according to the New York Post.
Mourners applauded and Frank Sinatra’s “New York, New York” played as Koch’s wooden casket was carried by six uniformed officers from the NYPD and FDNY out of Temple Emanu-El on Monday.