Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

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.

Food cart permit expansion considered by City Council

A city bill would even the playing field for the thousands of food truck vendors in New York.

City combats Islamophobia with social media campaign

The city’s program will help promote equality.

New York student loan debt rising at rapid rate: Report

The student loan debt crisis is getting worse in the Big Apple.

City report shows progress among agencies

A drop in homicides, increase in graduation rates and other good news were part of the report.

Lower Manhattan economy rebounds past post-9/11 levels: Report

The borough’s hardest hit neighborhood from the attacks appears to be on the economic rebound.

Oculus mall gets ready for anticipated debut

After years of work, the biggest shopping center for downtown Manhattan is ready for business.

Lin-Manuel Miranda, Schumer fight online ticket bot scams

The Hamilton creator wants to even the playing field for theater goers.

NYC groups head to Cleveland, Philly to give voice at conventions

Some of the city’s most active non-profits will be loud at both conventions to keep the candidates in check.

Lowline, underground park in NYC, gets first OK from the city

The newest park to come to New York cleared its first hurdle.

LIC Pepsi sign becomes official NYC landmark

After years of waiting, western Queens’s most iconic structure is an official landmark.

Water Street plaza changes spur concerns over POPS

A change to the open plazas in Downtown Manhattan is raising concerns over encroaching stores throughout the borough.

NYC stands in solidarity with Orlando shooting victims

Gay and straight alike, the city joined together to show their support for the 49 victims of the Orlando shooting and promote peace.

New York, Paris launch summer culture partnership

The City of Light and the Big Apple are teaming up for a cultural exchange.

Bill de Blasio launches transgender rights advertising campaign

In the wake of rhetoric over transgender rights, the city is reassuring New Yorkers that they safe from any discrimination.

Coach moves into new Hudson Yards headquarters

The West Side’s new development opened its first tower.

Mount Sinai Beth Israel hospital to close, shift to smaller space

Beth Israel becomes the 20th NYC hospital to close in 16 years.