FILE - In this March 12, 2013 file photo, New York City Mayor
Michael Bloomberg looks at a 64-ounce cup, as Lucky's Cafe owner Greg
Anagnostopoulos, left, stands behind him, during a news conference at
the cafe in New York. The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and
15 other cities are reviving a push against letting government food
vouchers be used to buy soda and other sugary drinks. In a letter to
congressional leaders Tuesday, the mayors say its time to test and
evaluate approaches limiting the use of the subsidies for sugar-laden
beverages. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
The mayors of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and 15 other cities are
reviving a push against letting food stamps be used to buy soda and
other sugary drinks.
It’s a sight that can trigger dread. The low-battery message appears on your cell phone when there’s no charger around.
Nearly 3 million New Yorkers’ homes are now in evacuation zones that
cover more than a third of the city’s population, under new maps
A New York City community board has given its blessing to what’s billed as the world’s largest Ferris wheel.
According to recently released data from the Health Department, a
staggering 65.7% of all fines issued again New York eateries so far this
year have been for “non-food related” violations, leading advocates for
the city’s restaurants to speculate that the Health Department is
“knit-picking” to generate income for the city.
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner criticized the NYPD’s
“stop and frisk” program during an appearance at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s
headquarters in Harlem.
New York lawmakers have voted to suspend the licenses of young
drivers for 60 days when they’re caught texting or using a hand-held
cell phone while on the road.
Police say they’re questioning a person of interest after finding a
woman’s body in a severe state of decomposition, in a Brooklyn home at
1315 Avenue N and East 14th Street.
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Two threatening letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg in New York
and his gun-control group in Washington contained traces of the deadly
poison ricin, police said Wednesday.
Part of downtown Atlanta has been transformed into a movie set designed
to look like New York City as it appeared more than three decades ago.
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As part of its “consolidation” plan aimed at cost-cutting, the United
States Postal Service has announced that, beginning this fall, all
local Brooklyn mail will be shipped to Manhattan for sorting before
being returned for delivery.
Tens of thousands of bicyclists are off to the races for the TD Five Boro Bike Tour.
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New York City’s upcoming public bike share program, Citibike, has
already irked parking space seekers, food cart vendors and locals who
resent seeing a Citibank sponsor logo on nearly every block.
Hailing yellow cabs with smartphone apps is on hold in New York City a day after the experimental service began.
Following New York City’s lead, state lawmakers have taken up the
cause to raise the minimum age for cigarette purchases from 18 to 21
Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly says there is no evidence that the
Boston Marathon bombing suspects were targeting New York City. But he
says one may have been planning to party in the city after the attack.
A key element of proposals to rein in the New York Police Department’s use of stop and frisk has hit a roadblock.
Here’s the latest buzz on the streets of New York: electric taxis.Six all-electric Nissan taxis are being used as part of a pilot
program. Officials want to examine how well the operators of the car can
incorporate electric charging into their daily routine. Re-charging can
take about eight hours, although officials are also testing other
devices that can provide partial re-charging, said a spokesman for the
Taxi and Limousine Commission.
A judge says New York City’s largest bike tour won’t have to pay the
city nearly $1 million for traffic control during next month’s event.
New Yorkers can now use their smartphones to find and pay for their parking spots.
A rabbi accused of running a massive immigration fraud mill through
his law office for nearly 13 years has been sentenced to five years in
Materials and energy companies led the stock market higher Tuesday,
sending the Dow Jones industrial average to its second all-time high in a
Pulling no punches, Mayor Bloomberg unloaded on state lawmakers today
on his weekly radio show, calling them party “hacks” who would never
make it in private industry.
Think Wall Street trading is brutal? Head up to the grittiest part of
the South Bronx, where cutthroat deals are made in the dead of night on
a massive concrete floor that reeks of fish guts.
Organizers of New York City’s largest bike tour have filed a lawsuit
in an effort to avoid paying the NYPD nearly $1 million for traffic