Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Poverty rampant among immigrant seniors: Report

More immigrants are choosing to stay in New York, but face tough financial struggles.

Foster kids to shadow City Council members

The City Council invited a group of foster children to oversee the governing process and gain their input on future legislation.

NYC restaurants’ grades improve, violations down: City

The city’s eateries and foodies are coming together to make restaurants better.

New Kosciuszko Bridge span to open with light show

The first new bridge in over 50 years will be ready for drivers.

March for Science in NYC rallies against Trump on Earth Day

Tens of thousands of New Yorkers rallied in the name of science and innovation.

NYC tourism campaign aims to counter Trump’s ‘America First’ rhetoric

The city says it is preparing for a major hit to its economy due to the president’s rhetoric and policies.

NYC DOT survey of privately owned streets could end in takeover

The city is mulling a major infrastructure initiative to save the roads less traveled.

Charging Bull’ sculptor challenges city over ‘Fearless Girl’

The man behind the iconic art piece contends it has been tarnished by the new bronze addition.

NYC, Mexico City team up to boost tourism

With concerns from foreign visitors over Donald Trump’s controversial rhetoric and policies, the city’s tourism wing is taking extra steps to reassure Mexican visitors that the Big Apple welcomes them.

De Blasio on Hot 97: Cuomo and I aren’t like Drake and Meek Mill

Hip Hop fans are weighing in on the ongoing rocky relationship between de Blasio and Cuomo.

LinkNYC continues rapid public Wi-Fi expansion in Brooklyn, Queens

As the updated pay phones continue to have a bigger presence in New York, activists want more features.

New York Girl Scouts patch honors suffrage centennial

New York Girl Scouts will honor women’s history with a special badge

Garment District rezoning plan opposed by fashion workers

Fashion workers say a city proposal for Midtown would leave their industry hanging by a thread.

NYC seeks designs for new ‘I Voted’ election sticker

The future of the election day sticker is in the hands of New Yorkers.

NYC outlines plan to fight opioid crisis

The city wants anti OD meds in the hands of civilians as the number of opioid related deaths climb.

NYC rolls out IDNYC mobile van for application help

The city has a new option to apply for IDNYC.

LGBTQ rally for trans rights outside Stonewall Inn

New Yorkers gathered at the Greenwich Village location after the White House reversed federal protections for transgender rights.

Tenants push Council to pass protection legislation

Tenants say the city isn’t moving quickly to pass laws that would prevent landlords from harassing them out of their homes.

Health, tech jobs in NYC saw largest private sector growth

The city has seen major gains in its employment sectors but experts say there are still some questions.

Not My Presidents Day rally in Columbus Circle draws thousands

Thousands of protesters spent their day off to send a message to the president.