Mayor de Blasio’s Plan To Update City Art Collection Draws Criticism From Some New YorkersThe City Hall Portraits Collection consists of more than 100 paintings of presidents, mayors, and military heroes from centuries past, something the mayor wants to change.
The Top 13 News Stories Of 2013We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.
Mayor Bloomberg's Official Portrait Hangs In City HallMayor Michael Bloomberg is featured in front of the wall-less area he and his staff have worked in since shortly after he took office.
Transit Union Calls Bloomberg's NYC School Bus Plan MisleadingA recent study claims changes to the school bus service contracts will increase costs between $60 million to $239 million and not save the $20 million to $40 million as the mayor claims.
Mayor Bloomberg Spends Last Thanksgiving In Office Helping Those In NeedMayor Michael Bloomberg spent his last Thanksgiving in office at the venerable Bowery Mission. The soup kitchen has been serving hot meals to hungry New Yorkers for more than a century.
The Big Game At MetLife Means Big Money For City Charity ProjectsThe big game will be coming to the New York area in February and on Thursday the league joined Mayor Michael Bloomberg to announce the donation of big money a number of charity projects across the city.
Study: New York City Area Roadways Among Worst In The CountryMore than half of New York-area urban roadways have pavement in poor condition, according to a new report by TRIP, a national transportation research group.
Seen At 11: Are Illegal Guns Being Sold In Your Neighborhood?There is no denying it. In a suburban neighborhood in Midwood at least one criminal tried to sell a loaded 9-millimeter to undercover police officers while residents went about their day unaware.
Rename River Ave. For Mo Rivera? Boomer & Carton Say No Way "I don't think we should rename it," Craig Carton said. "And I know we all go, 'But Craig, he was so good. He's the best ever. We should rename a street after him.' Why? Why am I renaming River Avenue 'Rivera Avenue?'"
Bloomberg Says Stop-Frisk Veto Override 'Election Year Politicking'During his weekly radio show, Bloomberg shared secrets of his success, discussed President Obama & tobacco legislation, and said he's not surprised by the stop and frisk veto override.
Chancellor Walcott Lashes Back At Mayoral Candidates Over Education PoliciesSome of the candidates said that if elected they would not let new charter schools share space with traditional public schools as they do now. Such a change would make it difficult to open charter schools.
$1.8 Billion In Federal Aid Coming To New York City Sandy Victims Federal Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan announced Friday that HUD had signed off on the city's plans for spending its first chunk of Sandy aid money.
Bloomberg Proposes 'Hide The Cigs' Legislation To Combat Youth SmokingUnder 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.
Eye On New York: A New Public Health Initiative, The Museum Of Mathematics, And MoreThis week Eye On New York looks at Mayor Bloomberg's newest public health initiative, the only museum of mathematics in the northern hemisphere, and a major development in the fight against AIDS.
Businesses Prepare For City's Size Limit On Sugary Drinks, But Some Customers Aren't Buying ItSome restaurants are ordering smaller glasses. Dunkin' Donuts shops are telling customers they'll have to sweeten and flavor their own coffee.