Watchdog Group: Pricey Public Advocate Election Proves Changes Are NeededAn expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City's public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.
Sandy Evacuees Fighting City's Hotel Eviction NoticesThe city's lawyers argued that the 350 remaining evacuees have to be out by Oct. 1 since the Federal Emergency Management Agency is no longer reimbursing the city for its hotel program.
City Councilman Proposes Measure To Halt 'Crazy' Cost Of Runoff ElectionsThe Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate's office has a budget of $2.3 million.
James, Squadron To Face Each Other In Runoff For Public AdvocateThe race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.
Improved Service Coming To G Train Following ReviewThe afternoon rush will feature 25 percent more trains at more regular intervals, the MTA announced. The changes will come pending the approval of $700,000 in funding.
Macy's To Show Off New Tricks At July 4th Fireworks ShowThe show will feature 40,000 shells and blinking smiley faces, according to executive producer Amy Kule.
City Unveils Wider Ramps On Brooklyn Bridge To Ease CongestionNew York City Department of Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan calls the congestion between the bridge and the FDR Drive "the Brooklyn Bridge Squeeze."
De Blasio, Other Advocates Call For Reform In Wake Of Lawmakers' ArrestsState Sen. Malcolm Smith, City Councilman Dan Halloran and four others were arrested Tuesday in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called "an unappetizing smorgasbord of greed" involving "six officials who together build a corridor of corruption.”
Push On To Bring NYC Under Uniform Fire CodesIf you think every building in New York City is held to the same fire standards, you'd be wrong.
De Blasio Wants Macy's July 4th Fireworks Back On East RiverThe Macy's fireworks have been held over the Hudson River since 2009, at which time it was just to celebrate Henry Hudson's discovery of Manhattan. Several elected officials are calling for the display's return to the East River.
NY Officials Push To Regulate 'Wild West Atmosphere' Surrounding Intercity BusesCity and state lawmakers announced Monday that an agreement had been reached on what they hope will be the first-ever permit system to regulate intercity buses.