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Outer Boroughs

State Sen. Jose Peralta announces bill to distribute hotel tax revenues to all five boroughs, August 20, 2013. (credit: Twitter/SenatorPeralta)

Queens Officials Want Cut Of Tourism Revenue To Help Attract Visitors

State Sen. Jose Peralta has unveiled legislation to send up to $300,000 a year from the hotel tax to the outer boroughs to promote tourism.

08/20/2013

Slot Machine (File Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Video Slot Machine Gambling In The Outer Boroughs?

The New York State casino expansion bill being negotiated behind closed doors included a new provision Saturday, which would expand gambling even if voters reject the proposal to build more casinos.

06/15/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg speaks on Coney Island - Brooklyn, NY - Feb 28, 2012 (credit: Spencer T Tucker / Mayor's Office)

Judge Issues Restraining Order Blocking Bloomberg’s Expanded Taxi-Service Plan

The proposal called for the city to sell 18,000 of a new kind of permit that lets livery cabs pick up passengers who hail them in upper Manhattan and the four other boroughs.

06/02/2012

FILE - A New York City taxi (credit: TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Cabbies Rally Against Livery Cab Bill Outside Gov. Cuomo’s NYC Office

The drivers shouted “Fix the bill!” and hoisted signs that said “This bill kills jobs!” Working cabbies honked in solidarity as they cruised up Third Avenue.

10/04/2011

(Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Mayor Seeks Steeper Fines For Cabbies Who Refuse Rides

Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for steeper penalties for taxicab drivers who refuse rides based on the passenger’s destination.

02/24/2011

(AP Photo/Office of the Mayor, Samantha Modell)

Investigation Will ‘Make Sure’ Protest Didn’t Occur

Bloomberg called the slow response to clearing snow from city streets “unacceptable.” He said he doesn’t believe the Sanitation Department dragged out the plowing process, but will launch an investigation.

12/30/2010

NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Bloomberg Admits NYC Flubbed Blizzard Response

Streets remain in the city’s outer boroughs that still haven’t been plowed three days after the tri-state was blasted with a weekend blizzard, and Mayor Bloomberg is admitting the city messed up.

12/29/2010

Muni-meter

Proposed Meter Hike Draws Outer-Borough Outrage

Two City Council members joined business leaders from Brooklyn, Queens and the Bronx Sunday to speak out against a proposed 25-cent parking meter hike.

12/19/2010