About 135 riders get hit by subway cars every year. Many of them die, some of them spectacularly, like in December, when Sunando Sen and Ki Suk Han were pushed to to their deaths.
Celeste Katz publishes an open letter signed by 25 City Council candidates in which they deem "unconscionable" the fact that Paid Sick Days legislation has not come up for a vote, despite having support from more than enough members to pass the 51-member City Council.
Walmart has once again given money to New York City's summer jobs programs, as the retail giant quietly continues its push to open a store in New York City. Unrelated, the mayor defended his inclusion of revenue from non-profit garbage pick-ups in this year's budget, allegedly without telling the Council.
Amid what Council Speaker Christine Quinn called “a bit of a hat trick of overrides,” the City Council last night approved a $68.5 billion budget and easily passed three bills that were vetoed by Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The City Council is considering a bill that would create an independent monitor for the NYPD, which has been under increasing scrutiny for its use of stop-and-frisk. Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg argued that the NYPD is already subject to intensive scrutiny, and pointed to NYPD beat reporters by way of example.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning said the City's Council's Responsible Banking Act, which would impose new reporting requirements on banks, "sets probably a new low for idiocy."
Meet Liz McDougall, the unlikely-seeming lawyer defending Village Voice Media in Backpage controversy
Somehow, Liz McDougall doesn't seem the type who defends big corporations from attacks by law enforcement agencies, clergy groups, and celebrity do-gooders who say they want to end the trafficking of minors and immigrants for sex.
A slender but athletic woman with pixie-cut short brown hair and a friendly face, the attorney has more than a decade of experience in cybercrime law; more than two decades of pro-bono work defending exploited women and children. She looks younger than the depth of her career, and her 1993 degree from New York University's law school suggests she must be.(1)
A handsome out-of-work carpenter is the star of one advertisement Walmart has been distributing locally. In it, he hopes for the City Council to resist the urgings of "special interests" (revealed in another ad to be the grocery workers' union and city-based food retailers) because, as it reads, "I need a job;" the buildings workers unions have backed Walmart's expansion into New York City.
This morning Mayor Michael Bloomberg took what he presented as a principled stand on two pieces of legislation, one already passed, the other about to be passed, that would require recipients of city subsidies to pay their employees a certain wage.
On Friday afternoon, the City Council released its living wage bill, which is designed to guarantee that the recipients of city economic development subsidies pay their employees at least $10 an hour.
Here is a complete list of the employers who will be exempted from the legislation.
Explaining a break with Christine Quinn on living wage, Wylde says the speaker gave in to pressure from 'advocates'
The Partnership for New York City, the city’s main business lobby, withdrew its support for a "living wage" bill brokered by City Council Speaker Christine Quinn because it didn't give City Hall the right to exempt projects on a case-by-case basis.
The New York City Council has called on Congress to reject a Republican proposal that it has already rejected.
At N.Y.U., faculty form a group to protest big 2031 expansion, and the Sexton administration stays mum about it
"Here's a project where just to service the debt would cost as much as the entire tuition revenue of the school," a professor in N.Y.U.'s Stern School of Business, who has joined the faculty group, told Capital. "And that seems completely absurd."
And at the other end of that debt repayment, some faculty see a bleak future.
"What we're looking at," professor Mark Crispin Miller said, "is turning the institution into a school for rich dummies."
A day after Mayor Michael Bloomberg credited his year-and-a-half-old restaurant grading system with a 14 percent drop in salmonella infections, Council Speaker Christine Quinn joined restaurateurs in heaping criticism on a grading rubric they described as inconsistent, punitive and financially onerous.
Backpage is both a boon and a headache for Village Voice Media, which acquired its flagship publication in 2006 under a previous corporate title, New Times Media. While the site serves as a revenue driver for a publisher trying to keep a national chain of cash-strapped alt-weeklies afloat, it's also cast a cloud of controversy over the company, which has been facing mounting pressure to stop running the seedy online classifieds. Activists say the site provides a forum by which minors can be sold into prostitution.