Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

BigApps competition includes LinkNYC installation opportunity

This year’s competition aims to create software to help immigrants, teens and the elderly.

Trump Tower headaches: Council holds hearing on Fifth Ave challenges

The city, cops and business leaders look for solutions for “Trumplock.”

IDNYC free for third year with more discounts, memberships

The city’s municipal ID system gets new perks but remains open to all New Yorkers.

Reported hate crimes prompt NYC to launch ‘bias response team’

A new team will respond to any bias incident in the city.

Immigrants, electeds march to Trump Tower to fight discrimination

Hundreds of people took to the streets to demand the president elect back off his discriminatory rhetoric and policies.

NYC biotech industry to get big boost from new de Blasio initiative

The city wants to do for bio engineering what it has done for tech.

NYC pensions must be free from fossil fuel cash: Advocates

A green group says New York can do more financially to help the environment.

NY bill mandates tax return for pres candidates

A state leader said it’s time to take a stand against candidates who try to prevent transparency.

Council bill would give workers more leeway for scheduling

A city legislation would prevent “on call” scheduling for retail workers.

NYPD TrafficStat database is now available online

New Yorkers now have access to every single vehicular incident reported.

Citi Bike expansion in NYC would require taxpayer dollars: Council

The council put forth a bold proposal to get every neighborhood bike share access in four year.

De Blasio vows to block Trump’s controversial policies

The mayor laid out specifics on how he will counter any policy that harms minorities, women and immigrants.

Ad-Rock, Andrew Cuomo speak out against NYC hate crimes

The Beastie Boys member joined a growing list of New Yorkers calling on the country to reject hate following the election.

How Trump will affect New York City

No one can predict how the president-elect will change life in the Big Apple, but experts say there are ways people can prepare for his administration.

NYC voter turnout was 55.98 %: BOE

Voter turnout appeared to take a slight dip in 2016.

Immigrants are boosting the NY economy, state report says

The Empire State has become the second spot for foreign newcomers.

Greenwich Village landmark district extension being considered by LPC

The final phase of the proposed Greenwhich Village historical district passed the first hurdle.

NYC LGBT memorial: Gov. Cuomo announces artist competition

The state is looking for creative minds to help pay tribute to its LGBT pioneers.

NYC won’t make Build it Back deadline

Four years after Hurricane Sandy destroyed coastal neighborhoods, the city is still lagging on reconstructing.

Gabby Giffords, Mark Kelly join NY politicians to curb gun violence

Two of the biggest advocates for gun control made their case on the steps of City Hall just weeks before the election.