Michelle Obama was sent a letter by city lawmakers inviting her to testify here in favor of requiring paid sick days for workers.
The first lady recently embraced paid sick days in a talk with the business leaders, according to the Times.
In the November 12 letter, the lawmakers said, “We believe Read More
After the Democratic Party’s unity rally for Bill Thompson on Sunday, the campaign sent out a list of supporters that included a name I hadn’t seen on there before: Tom Duane.
Duane, the state senator from Chelsea, didn’t attend the event, but has officially come out in support of Thompson, a fellow Democrat.
Duane was Read More
On Wednesday evening, July 15, a day after David Paterson nominated former London transit chief Jay Walder to head the Metropolitan Transit Authority, a panel was convened at the Museum of the City of New York to discuss the future of the beleaguered agency.
But much of the conversation, which was moderated by Henry Stern—a Read More
On Wednesday evening, July 15, a day after David Paterson nominated former London transit chief Jay Walder to head the Metropolitan Transit Authority, a panel was convened at the Museum of the City of New York to discuss the future of the beleaguered agency. But much of the conversation, which was moderated by Henry Stern—a Read More
Bloomberg administration officials just finished testifying at a City Council hearing at 250 Broadway on legislation that would require them to post more information online than ever.
Joe Pompeo previewed the legislation, and administration officials declined to comment on it at the time.
It is now clear that the administration Read More
This morning Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the Personal Democracy Forum—a conference about the intersection about technology and politics—by announcing a new annual competition that awards cash prizes to Web developers who come up with innovative Internet and mobile applications using city data.
Mr. Bloomberg also said he’d take the grand-prize winner out to Read More
"Your heart almost gets ripped out every time these things happen," said City Councilwoman Gale Brewer, calling just past deadline on Tuesday to comment on the hallowed P & G bar’s looming departure from its longstanding location at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 73rd Street.
"Many patrons of P & G Read More
Here’s David Yassky, at a press conference this afternoon, saying he hasn’t given up on trying to get term limits put on the ballot so voters, not City Council members, can vote on it.
As he says it, Michael Bloomberg casually walks by.
Joining Yassky at the press conference were Gale Brewer and Alan Read More
Rochester-based billionaire businessman Tom Golisano is spending “six figures” on newspaper ads in the Daily News, New York Post and several weekly newspapers to denounce Michael Bloomberg’s plan to change the city’s term-limits law and run for mayor again next year.
The campaign may include radio ads on local stations but is not likely to Read More
[img_assist|nid=131|title=City Hall|desc=nyc.gov|link=none|align=left|width=420|height=262]Three undecided City Council members—David Yassky, Gale Brewer and Alan Gerson—told reporters just now they’ll introduce an amendment to the term-limits legislation that would establish a charter review commission that could put term-limits to a voter referendum at the earliest opportunity.
The Council votes on the legislation tomorrow; the three lawmakers, who were previously Read More