Tuesday, March 31, 2015
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
Friday, February 14, 2014
By Mirela Iverac : Reporter, WNYC News
The number of homeless people in New York is higher than it’s been since the 1970s. But with the new Mayor in office, many who live in the shelters and their advocates say they see better days ahead.
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
Mayor Mike Bloomberg vetoed a pair of City Council bills proposing more police oversight on Tuesday, including one that would expand the definition of racial profiling. The veto came the same day Police Commissioner Ray Kelly defended his approach to crime fighting.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
NYC Mayor Mike Bloomberg issued an executive order Wednesday requiring all new government facilities to be designed in a way that encourages physical activity, like taking the stairs. He wants to help the rest of the city do the same with new legislation and a new academic center. It's all part of a push to spread a philosophy called Active Design.
Tuesday, March 01, 2011
—Beth Fertig, WNYC's education reporter on Mayor Bloomberg's teacher layoff plan, on the Brian Lehrer Show.
Monday, February 14, 2011
By Richard Yeh : Producer, WNYC News
Brooklyn is about to get a whole lot hoppier.
The ever-popular Brooklyn Brewery says it will increase beer production in the borough tenfold over the next three years, thanks to an $8 million expansion of its facility in Williamsburg.
Friday, February 04, 2011
By Jody Avirgan : The Brian Lehrer Show
There's no doubt we could devote the entirety of this week's Mix to developments in Egypt. This was an historic week, and on WNYC several guests and callers - and President Obama - echoed the importance of the moment. But...let's not get completely carried away. So we've also included some of the big news closer to home, too. Andrew Cuomo's budget presentation was a stark reminder of New York's State's fiscal crisis, and Mayor Bloomberg came out guns blazing in advance of the speech, claiming that the state's education funding formulas could lead to massive teacher layoffs. But Bloomberg also took on public employee unions this week too, painting an either/or scenario when it comes to retaining workers versus meeting pension obligations. And, finally, New York continued to add public health regulations to the books, voting to ban smoking in public parks, plazas, and other outdoor areas.
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