Mayor Michael Bloomberg vowed on Thursday to eliminate the massive backlog of repair requests from residents living in public housing by year's end.
A-Rod has found himself at the center of Major League Baseball's latest doping investigation. He denies the accusation that he used banned steroids during the Yankees' 2009 World Series run and, possibly, as recently as last season. And now he's taking steps like so many embattled athletes before him to preserve his legacy. But is it too late?
New York State appears to be on the verge of passing one of the toughest gun laws in the nation. But New York City already has more restrictive laws in place than what's being proposed in Albany.
The city medical examiner's office is reviewing hundreds of rape cases in which key evidence may have been mishandled.
City investigators say the operator of the 170 foot-tall crane that collapsed at a Queens construction site Wednesday is at fault.
The red crane collapsed shortly before 2:30 onto a building that's going up in Long Island City at 46th Avenue and Center Boulevard, behind the iconic Pepsi Cola sign along the East River waterfront.
The Republican-controlled House is expected to vote next week on the remaining $50.7 billion in Sandy aid, after $9.7 billion in flood insurance funds cleared Congress last week.
The 113th Congress is now in session in Washington, D.C. That means new faces around the Capitol. Among them are two from New York City. WNYC's Colby Hamilton spent the day with Congresswoman Grace Meng of Queens and Congressman Hakeem Jeffries of Brooklyn as they navigated their new surroundings on their first day.
Even though House Speaker John Boehner has vowed to bring the $60 billion Sandy aid package to a vote by January 15, it’s still uncertain how much aid can actually get through Congress.
New Jersey and New York's congressional representatives from both sides of the aisle are blasting the House Republican leadership's decision to keep the Sandy aid bill from getting a vote on Tuesday.
With the Senate passing the $60 billion Sandy aid package by a vote of 61-33 on Friday, attention is now turned to the U.S. House of Representatives and the uncertainty brought on by the fiscal cliff deliberations dominating the Capitol.
The US Senate is scheduled to return Wednesday after the Christmas break to vote on the $60 billion Sandy aid package by Friday. But the bill’s passage in the Senate is only one the first step, with time running out.
In mid-November, news broke that the map-drawing commission was making some eleventh hour moves. There was a change to the final draft map, which moved a single block in Brooklyn. It happened to include the home of Vito Lopez, the assemblyman who was censured over sexual harassment allegations.
Since being introduced Monday, the Sandy supplemental aid package has been pilloried by conservative groups and senate Republicans for what they say is wasteful and unnecessary spending.
Conservative opposition to the White House’s $60 billion storm relief package continues to grow. Republican Senator John McCain of Arizona argued on the floor of the U.S. Senate Tuesday that the bill is rife with unnecessary and unneeded provisions.
Senators from New York and New Jersey made their case for passing the $60 billion White House relief package that was introduced Monday.
Governor Andrew Cuomo held a meeting on Friday to coordinate a broad-based push between elected officials, and business and labor leaders, to get Congress to move on more than $60 billion in Sandy relief aid.
Governor Andrew Cuomo made it clear Wednesday that he continues to have no interest in inserting himself into what he described as an “intramural” political fight between senate Democratic factions.
Despite its relatively small cost ($1.3 billion awarded so far in federal aid for the double wallop of Irene and tropical storm Lee), the experience of going through Irene is giving New York’s state and federal officials a leg up on Sandy recovery efforts. It’s also helping them to manage expectations.
The new co-leaders of the state Senate had a kind of unveiling party on Rockaway Beach on Monday when former Republican Majority Leader Dean Skelos and Democratic Senator Jeff Klein launched a bipartisan Sandy recovery task force.