Public Advocate Bill de Blasio

NYPD Cruiser (file / credit: D Dipasupil/Getty Images)

Quinn: Agreement Reached To Create Inspector General To Oversee NYPD

The proposal has been championed by civil liberties advocates and others troubled by some of the department’s practices, including stop and frisk.

03/19/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)/ A 32-ounce soda (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Files Notice Of Appeal Of Judge’s Decision Halting Large Sugary Drinks Ban

Speaking Tuesday at a midtown restaurant that is voluntarily adopting the city’s sugary drink policy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the ban and said he is confident the city will win in appeal.

03/12/2013

Classroom (credit: Clipart.com)

Public Advocate Says There Is A Shortage Of Pre-K Seats In NYC Schools

Of the 68,000 children eligible for full-day Pre-K in New York City, only 20,000 receive it, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.

03/04/2013

Former LAPD and NYPD Police Chief William Bratton. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

William Bratton Says He’s Interested In Returning As NYPD’s Top Cop

Bratton, 65, was commissioner from 1994 to 1996 under Mayor Rudy Giuliani. He spoke to reporters after delivering the keynote speech at a symposium on school safety at Purchase College in the New York suburbs.

02/27/2013

FDNY Patches (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Report: Former Locksmith Auctioning Off Master Keys To The City Used By FDNY

The set of five keys could control virtually every elevator in the city, along with stoplights, subway gates and some firehouse doors.

09/30/2012

People ride the subway into Manhattan during the morning commute (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Proposed Legislation Would Make Subway Grinding A Class B Felony With Jail Time

New proposed legislation would increase subway grinding to a Class B felony with jail time and registration as a sex offender.

09/22/2012

An NYPD patrol car can be seen outside the Sikh Cultural Society in Richmond Hill, Queens on Monday, Aug. 6, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

Bloomberg, Others Condemn Wisconsin Sikh Temple Shooting

As police step up security at Sikh temples across New York City and Long Island, authorities have released new details about Sunday’s mass shooting at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin.

08/06/2012

Rat scurrying on a city street. (file/credit: Steve Sandberg/1010 WINS)

Bronx Landlord Tops Public Advocate Bill De Blasio’s List Of City’s Worst Landlords

Problems at the buildings range from lack of heat or hot water, lead paint, toxic mold or broken plumbing.

07/09/2012

Rent strike

Sunset Park Tenants Say They’ve Launched Rent Strike Against Landlord From Hell

Imagine having your electricity go off every 15 minutes during this intense heat wave. That’s what a group of tenants in Sunset Park, Brooklyn say is happening to them.

07/06/2012

New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file / credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Democrats Top Ray Kelly In NYC Mayoral Race Poll

In a potential matchup, the poll shows New York City Police Commissioner Ray Kelly trailing each of the three leading Democratic candidates by double digits.

05/10/2012

This notice threatens legal action unless a water meter bill is paid. (credit: CBS 2)

EXCLUSIVE: Woman Says NYC’s Water Meter System Glitches Will Cost Her The Family Home

Sonia Bender is a widow who said she is about to lose the only means she has of supporting her three kids, the rents from two apartments and two retail businesses in a tiny upper Manhattan building, all because of glitches in the city’s new water meter system.

05/08/2012

Mayor Michael Bloomberg

‘Pharaoh’ Grenade Lobbed At Mayor Bloomberg Sets Speaker Quinn Off

Political jaws dropped Monday when New York City Council Speaker and mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn angrily stalked out of a rally after someone criticized Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

04/30/2012

This notice threatens legal action unless a water meter bill is paid. (credit: CBS 2)

CBS 2 Exclusive: New Yorkers Complain The City’s New Water Meters Overcharge Massively

“Am I paying a mortgage here? Because that’s what it sounds like me: I’m paying a mortgage. $1,400 to pay for water, come on,” said Sahodra Samaroo.

04/18/2012

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Career And Technical Schools Are Not Preparing Students For The Future

According to a report, 50 percent of career and technical high schools with three years of academic data available have made the State’s Persistently Low-Achieving list since 2009.

01/30/2012

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Report Shows Children Falling Through Cracks In The System

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio says a new state report that looked at 75 child fatality reports last year shows there is still work to be done to improve the child welfare system.

01/21/2012

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