Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that New York City needs to work on upgrading building codes and evacuation-zone maps, hardening power and transportation networks, and making sure hospitals are better prepared for storms.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo is in Washington Monday, pressing federal lawmakers for the $42 billion aid package he said New York needs in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo will travel to Washington, D.C., on Monday to make his pitch for Sandy relief funds, officials said.
Homeowners hardest-hit by Hurricane Sandy may eligible for deferred tax payments as well as a possible rebate.
The City Council is set to approve a bill on Tuesday that would force pedicabs to let riders know the cost of a trip upfront.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says Sandy ran up a nearly $42 billion bill on New York and the state and New York City will make big requests for disaster aid from the federal government.
The city says some of the homes most damaged by Sandy are going to have to be bulldozed, but there's a lot of confusion over whose home and where.
The sluggish response to power outages during Sandy by the Long Island Power Authority has renewed criticism of the entity whose 10 civilian board members are mostly appointees with Albany connections and little to no experience running a utility.
If elected to Congress, Grace Meng would be the first Asian American in Congress from a state east of the Pacific coast. But to win, she has to overcome Dan Halloran, a Republican with ties to the district that date back a century.
On This Week in Politics, WNYC political reporters run down some of the top political stories from the week that was, providing insight and analysis on local, state and national political issues that touch the region.
The city's districting commission's first pass at new council district lines sparked heated discussion when they were released last month – and now observers are anxiously waiting to see how the feedback will shape the final plan presented to the City Council next month.
An ethics cloud and new district lines make Staten Island Republican Congressman Michael Grimm a prime target for Democrats this November. But unseating Grimm is proving to be a difficult task.
Richy Garcia, the 26-year-old Republican who is the sole opponent of Brooklyn Assemblyman and accused sexual harasser Vito Lopez, says he's had a change of heart and will continue his campaign against the embattled pol.
The Republican candidate facing embattled Democratic Assemblyman Vito Lopez in the November election told WNYC on Wednesday that he was no longer interested in continuing his campaign for the 53rd Assembly District in Brooklyn.
Just days before the first presidential debate in Denver, Colo., Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control group is out with a new television advertisement focused on getting President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney to address the topic of gun control.
Staten Island and Brooklyn Congressman Michael Grimm is back peddling on earlier statements about politically motivated vandalism and possible computer tampering at his Staten Island campaign office over the weekend.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg donated a hefty $1 million to state Senate Republicans’ general fund in the final weeks of this year’s campaign season – the single largest donation ever received by the housekeeping committee.
Republican State Senator Steve Saland, one of three key Republican senators who helped pass same sex marriage last year and faced re-election, is claiming victory in his tough primary challenge.
In mid-August, news reports brought a lot of attention to Major League Soccer’s plan to build a new stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park in Queens. Since then little, if any, details of the $300 million proposal have come out.
The Democratic Party in Brooklyn has a new party boss. Frank Seddio, a former southern Brooklyn Assemblyman and local judge, was installed as chair by the executive committee of the county organization during a meeting held at Kingsborough Community College Wednesday evening.