There's a deal at City Hall on paid sick leave legislation, and it has the potential to up-end the dynamic in the Democratic primary race for mayor. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn was regularly the target of her opponents for blocking a vote on a bill for years, and Friday, she stood at City Hall to take credit for the compromise bill that is now likely to pass.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn reached a compromise Thursday night with supporters of a bill that would require companies to provide paid sick leave for thousands of employees in the city.
The city’s independent budget analysts warned on Wednesday that the fiscal health of the city faces a serious threat: all the city's municipal labor unions are working with expired contracts.
A contentious hearing on paid sick leave ran for more than six hours Friday at City Hall. The legislation would require employers with more than five employees to offer paid days off for sick employees. Advocates for and against the policy have been arguing on the merits of the bill. But the hearing is also setting the stage for a heated political battle.
Is a rift opening up between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn? The two have worked closely but are disagreeing sharply over council legislation that would create an independent monitor for the New York Police Department. It’s one of a number of issues that are showing a rift between the mayor and the woman who hopes to replace him.
When it comes to public safety, the 2013 mayoral candidates seem to agree on one thing: add more police officers. Beyond that, the candidates differ — to varying degrees — on who those officers would report to, where they would be deployed and what policies they would follow.
The New York City area is home to about 4 million Catholics, and each church that serves this population has its own challenges and needs. WNYC's Cindy Rodriguez and Brigid Bergin check in on a left-of-center church uptown, and one in Sunset Park offering services in four languages.
What’s big, orange and looks like an old lever voting machine? It’s a new voter kiosk unveiled for the first time Tuesday by staff at the New York City Board of Elections, who say deploying them citywide would shorten lines at polls and speed the process of communicating results on election night.
Christine Quinn is walking and talking through the streets of New York. Stressing her middle class roots, the City Council Speaker formally launched her mayoral bid Sunday making stops in each of the five boroughs.
It's been a candidacy months, if not years, in the making, and with a tweet, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn threw her hat in the ring for mayor Sunday morning.
With a muted response, New Yorkers greeted the trial of Sulaiman Abu Ghaith, a senior al-Qaeda leader and the son-in-law of Osama bin Laden, who pleaded not guilty Friday in federal court in Manhattan.
Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota embraced his former boss, Mayor Rudy Giuliani, at a Republican-only mayoral debate hosted by Crain’s New York Business on Wednesday after moderator and columnist Greg David called 2001-era Giuliani a “jerk.”
The New York City Board of Elections voted on Tuesday to use the electronic voting machines for the upcoming primary and runoff elections, despite saying for months that the machines weren't up to the task.
City officials are sizing up the impact of the federal government's sequestration cuts. At a city council hearing on the Mayor Bloomberg's preliminary budget proposal Monday, Mark Page, the director of the city's Office of Management and Budget, said the city faced a potential $800 million loss of funds.
While Mayor Bloomberg's days at City Hall may dwindling, it will be a long time before his deep pockets run dry. That means he has billions to support causes - and candidates that share his positions.
New York City is still the safest big city in the country, but it continues to face challenges with unemployment and homeless. Those are among the highlights in the Preliminary Mayor's Management Report released on Friday.
New York City wants to stop the revolving door for people who cycle in and out of Rikers Island by equipping them with life skills as an alternative to a life of crime.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and oil man turned natural gas booster T. Boone Pickens introduced a new kind of food truck Thursday — one that they say is more environmentally friendly than the gas-guzzlers that choke city streets.
The New York City Board of Elections isn't ruling out bringing back the old lever voting machines if the dates for the upcoming primary and runoff elections remain unchanged. It's just one of several options to account for a snafu with the new electronic voting machines.
In his final State of the City address Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg took the long view. He spoke boldly of his administration’s accomplishments after 11 years in City Hall, and added a warning to any who would stand in his way.