Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed Thursday a total city budget that exceeds $68.7 billion this year — restoring 2,500 teaching slots but cutting pre- and after-school programs and shuttering firehouses.
Activists with a variety of causes spread out over the city Tuesday on International Workers Day, or May Day, with Occupy Wall Street members leading a charge against financial institutions.
Occupy activists had said they planned to bring business to a standstill on May Day, but the crowds protesting in the rain Tuesday morning were modest. Organizers had called for protesters to block one or more bridges or tunnels, but there was no evidence of success by midday.
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It’s being billed as "a day without the 99%" and it coincides with May Day — a day traditionally associated with worker's rights around the world. Today, leaders of the Occupy movement hope to put their cause back into the spotlight. Janet Byrne, editor of The Occupy Handbook puts today's planned strikes in context while Brigid Bergin, reporter for Takeaway co-producer WNYC, checks in from Bryant Park.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is not losing any sleep over a series of protests planned by organizers associated with Occupy Wall Street for Tuesday. The group is calling for a day “without the 99 percent” on May 1 including a series of demonstrations across the city, some which are permitted and others that may take place more spontaneously.
Move over, Granny Smith. Apple green taxis are coming to an outer borough near you.
After the relative quiet of winter, organizers with the Occupy Wall Street movement say they are planning a reemergence this spring marked by a series of events scheduled to coincide with May Day, the labor movement’s International Workers Day.
U.S. Senate candidate Wendy Long is challenging her two Republican primary opponents to a series of three debates before their June 26 primary.
An excavation of a Soho basement that began Thursday yielded no obvious remains to help authorities solve the mystery of the 1979 disappearance of 6-year-old Etan Patz.
Assemblywoman Grace Meng got the unified endorsement of four probable 2013 mayoral candidates - Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Comptroller John Liu, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, and former comptroller Bill Thompson - for her Congressional campaign.
Three men face disorderly conduct and other charges after their arrests Saturday night, which officials are linking to a series of anarchist-related events -- including an annual book fair – held in lower Manhattan this weekend. Two police officers also suffered minor injuries related to the events.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials announced forthcoming legislation to reform the Veterans Property Tax Exemption on Wednesday.
Hundreds of area firefighters were deployed to fight fast-burning blazes that erupted in the New York region this week – using wildfire-fighting skills not often used in an urban environment.
The Big Apple has gotten even bigger. The number of New Yorkers grew by 70,000 in the 15 month period from April 2010 – July 1, 2011, bumping the city’s population to more than 8.2 million people, according to the most recent U.S. Census Bureau estimates released Wednesday.
New York state is working with electronic gaming companies to kick more than 3,500 convicted sex offender accounts off popular video game platforms like Xbox and Playstation — which could potentially allow them to interact with children.
More than 20 people, including City Council members, half a dozen labor leaders, representatives from Housing Development and Preservation, the Consul General of Mexico in New York, an unpaid Mexican building worker, a representative from the immigrant advocate group Make The Road, and several other Comptroller office staffers filed in behind a podium, flanking Comptroller Liu on both sides.
City Comptroller John Liu announced a $1.2 million settlement on behalf of building workers from four city sites and called on those workers to come forward to collect their unpaid wages.
Called a pioneer on Capitol Hill and a champion for a host of women’s issues, Sen. Olympia Snowe was honored for her lifetime’s achievement, even as many see her departure as evidence of the ongoing erosion of moderate women voices left in the Republican party.
Immigrant advocates criticized the U.S. Census Bureau Monday for rebuffing a city petition to adjust the 2010 population count.
Several hundred people passed through the Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea this weekend for what organizers were calling New York City’s first-ever modern divorce expo, “Start-Over Smart.”