Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

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.

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.