No matter what shape the economy is in, plenty of New Yorkers stay in the outer boroughs to find the perfect holiday gift and the ultimate bargain. WNYC toured The Queens shopping hub of Jamaica Avenue to see if buying fever is in the air.
Flanked by livery and yellow cab drivers, Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky and legislative supporters — Mayor Michael Bloomberg savored the outer borough taxi agreement with Governor Andrew Cuomo that he called an “historic victory.”
Governor Andrew Cuomo has agreed to sign Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial taxi legislation with some big tweaks.
Taxi industry insiders attended a meeting in Albany on Wednesday in a last bid attempt to resolve issues surrounding the Bloomberg administration’s outer borough taxi bill. The 2-hour discussion was convened and chaired by Governor Andrew Cuomo himself.
A little more of old-time Coney Island will stick around, despite the city's redevelopment plans for the area. Ruby's Bar and Grill and Paul's Daughter, two boardwalk businesses that had been fighting eviction, will be staying put.
As temperatures continue to dip, city officials are trying to get the word out that there's federal funds available for New Yorkers who need help paying their heat and gas bills.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he Friday he remains optimistic Governor Andrew Cuomo will sign a bill that would put $1 billion in the city's coffers and allow street hails of some livery cabs in residential areas.
The sidewalk shed — you know that structure that covers sidewalks to protect pedestrians from work that's being done on buildings — is getting a makeover of its own.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s plan to overhaul the way taxis are hailed could be headed for defeat. The city’s top lobbyist said the bill will be sent to Governor Andrew Cuomo without any changes and the governor has already signaled he’s unhappy with the bill as is.
Occupy Wall Street protesters have taken over a foreclosed home in Brooklyn that's been vacant for years so a homeless family can stay there.
The city's school bus drivers are promising not to strike during the holidays. But after that, members of Local 1181 say they're prepared to fight for a new contract that includes job protections.
The clock is ticking on legislation that the Bloomberg administration promised would improve taxi service in the five boroughs and generate city revenue.
Facebook announced it will open an engineering center in New York City next year, their first such office outside the West Coast.
Sheryl Sandberg, the chief operating officer, said it’s still unclear how many new employees the Palo Alto, Calif.-based company will hire.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said West Coast tech ...
The union representing 22,000 cleaners in more than 1,500 New York City office buildings has authorized its bargaining committee to call a strike if no agreement with management can be reached.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the city's new homeless policy in the face of a threatened lawsuit by the City Council.
Traffic and gridlock come as no surprise to New Yorkers around the holidays, but Wednesday’s visit by President Barack Obama and the Rockefeller Center tree lighting could make for some real snarls in the city.
The City Council authorized a lawsuit on Tuesday in an attempt to block the Bloomberg administration's new homeless policy.
A new program will train meals-on-wheels delivery workers to recognize signs of elder abuse among the seniors they serve.
Attorneys for the disabled faced off against attorneys for the city in a court hearing on Tuesday over the lack of wheelchair-accessible cabs.
The Union representing the city's school bus drivers said it has no immediate plans to strike. Amalgamated Transit Local 1181’s President Michael Cordiello said the union doesn't want to walk out but “has been forced to keep its options open due to the city's cost cutting measures.”