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Thursday, July 03, 2008
Construction managers around the city are getting creative now that they will be without fresh concrete for the foreseeable future.
More than 400 cement truck drivers walked off the job on Tuesday after contract negotiations with cement companies broke down.
But Port Authority spokesman Marc LaVorgna says at least the strike won't ...
Wednesday, July 02, 2008
Hundreds of cement-truck drivers went on strike days before the Fourth of July holiday weekend, disrupting some of the largest construction projects in the city, including the World Trade Center site.
More than 400 drivers for Local 282, of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters walked out of talks with the Association ...
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
Internet providers Verizon, Sprint and Time Warner Cable have agreed to block access to Web sites that disseminate child pornography.
In an agreement with Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, the service providers will shut down access to Internet bulletin boards and Web sites that offer access to child porn.
Cuomo says it made ...
Friday, June 06, 2008
Albany County District Attorney David Soares says he will release the secret testimony of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer and his top aides, in the dirty tricks probe against rival and Senate leader Joe Bruno that consumed much of Spitzer's abbreviated term.
Soares found no criminal wrongdoing, but concluded Spitzer may have ...
Tuesday, June 03, 2008
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly, stepped aside temporarily to welcome this year's winner of the Police Athletic Leagues annual "Police Commissioner for a Day" essay contest.
Gianna Lankenauth, 14, of Queens, will get to accompany Kelly on some of his official duties. Kelly says it's important for kids to see all aspects ...
Friday, May 23, 2008
The board of the MTA has approved a new developer for its West Side rail yards site.
Officials say that the billion-dollar agreement is already more secure than the deal that fell through with the previous developer.
The Related Companies and Goldman Sachs have already handed over an $11 dollar deposit and ...
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Mayor Michael Bloomberg thanked the State Senate for passing the Gansevoort bill that would allow the city to build a marine transfer station on the Manhattan peninsula so trash can be transported by barge instead of truck.
The facility is needed for the mayor's plan to reconfigure the city's garbage disposal ...
Friday, May 16, 2008
REPORTER: After yesterday's gay marriage ruling in California, Assemblyman Daniel O'Donnell could have the chance to follow in his sister Rosie's steps and get married in California.
But, the openly gay lawmaker says he's committed to wait until he can wed at home.
O'DONNELL: I was born in New York, I was ...
Friday, May 16, 2008
The federal Department of Transportation wants JFK and Newark Airports to auction off some of their peak take-off and landing time-slots in order to cut down on air traffic congestion.
The Port Authority, which runs the airports, called the plan poorly conceived and said it wouldn't increase capacity and would result ...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Conyers, the Chair of the House Judiciary Committee, called for justice and accountability.
Queens Congressman Gregory Meeks said ...
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Byrne is retrofitting an antique organ so that it "plays" the building's metal beams, electrical conduits and water pipes.
Byrne says visitors will get a chance to play it.
BYRNE: The public ...
Friday, May 09, 2008
Gov. David Paterson said he'll let federal officials and the NYPD finish up their investigations into the fatal shooting of Sean Bell before implementing his own changes, like the use of a special prosecutor.
Paterson says one isn't needed in every case where police are charged.
PATERSON: Not in all of them. ...
Monday, May 05, 2008
Friends of the High Line are offering sketch classes to experienced and in-experienced artists.
REPORTER: High Line spokesperson Meredith Taylor, says the classes will be taught by artist Ann DeVere on a section of the line that wraps around the Hudson Rail Yards and has views of the Hudson River as ...
Saturday, May 03, 2008
Congressman Vito Fossella faces five days in jail if he's convicted of drunk driving.
The Republican was pulled over in Alexandria, Virginia Thursday; his blood alcohol level was more than twice the legal limit. At a press conference in Brooklyn Friday, Fossella called the incident a learning experience, and a mistake ...
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
A federal jury found former Newark Mayor Sharpe James guilty on five separate charges including fraud and conspiracy. Along with his ex-girlfriend, Tamika Riley, James was convicted for illegally flipping city-owned land for personal profit.
Speaking outside the courthouse, U.S. Attorney Chris Christie says he felt like the jury's verdict was ...
Thursday, March 27, 2008
A private land owner is suing Columbia University and the city to prevent its 17-acre expansion plans.
Norman Siegel, is representing Tuck-It-Away Associates, which owns some of the land to be used in the project.
He says his client is concerned about a part of the development, know as the "bathtub." He ...
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
In his swearing-in speech, Gov. David Paterson stressed continuity and reconciliation. The governor also made it clear that both Republicans and Democrats would have to consider the new economic reality in negotiating the budget.
PATERSON: We are looking at an economy that is reeling. And I must say to all of ...
Thursday, March 13, 2008
A new city program gives neighborhood residents parking permits in hopes of discouraging "park and ride" commuters from other areas.
Janette Sadik-Khan is the commissioner of the Department of Transportation. She says people won't try to park in already congested neighborhoods to avoid the congestion fee.
SADIK-KHAN: But to allay that fear ...
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
The longtime secretary to former Newark mayor Sharpe James told a jury in his corruption trial that James' affair with a city businesswoman was obvious to her and other City Hall staffers.
Rosemarie Posella says James' relationship with Tamika Riley started in 1999, hit a rough patch in 2003, and continued ...
Monday, February 25, 2008
A day after Ralph Nader announced he's running for president, potential independent candidate Mayor Michael Bloomberg is declaring there's no such thing as a spoiler.
REPORTER: He says everyone has a right to run.
BLOOMBERG: There's 330 million people in this country and anybody that's over 35, I think you have to ...