It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.
A day after the first anniversary of superstorm Sandy, New York’s mayoral candidates, meeting in their third and final debate Wednesday, each said they were the best choice to lead the city through another natural disaster.
On Tuesday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg toured the site at Crescent Beach on Tuesday where the 2,000 foot long berm is going in.
The New York Times/Siena College Poll of likely voters gives de Blasio a 45-point lead, 68 percent to 23 percent.
LEDs can last for up to 20 years before they need to be replaced compared with a six-year life for the current high-pressure sodium street lights. The initiative will save the city about $14 million a year, Mayor Bloomberg said.
When asked whether he’s bring out any big political names to campaign for him in the closing days of the race, Lhota did hint at a possible show of support from his old boss, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.
As the one-year anniversary of superstorm Sandy approaches, several hundred New York City families are still not living in their homes, Deputy Mayor Cas Holloway said.
With Election Day two weeks away, city voters say safety is more important than certain privacy rights.
The president said his administration was doing “everything we can possibly do” to get the federally run websites up and running.
A recent AARP survey found that nearly two-thirds of baby boomers preparing for retirement will move out of the city because it is too expensive.
The Democratic mayoral hopeful has been a critic of some of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s policies, but agrees with the mayor on one controversial issue.
The Court of Appeals granted a request by city officials to challenge a mid-level court decision that struck down the measure in July.
Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio is hitting back after challenger Joe Lhota’s controversial new television ad hit airwaves.
The deal would reopen the government through Jan. 15 and increase the nation’s borrowing authority through Feb. 7.