In the decade since New York City launched 3-1-1-, the city's non-emergency hotline, 2.595 million people have called to make noise complaints.
“To be fair, that includes at least one from a New Yorker who complained about noise coming from her own refrigerator," said Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning, at a press conference marking the tenth anniversary of 3-1-1.(1)
The New York Hotel Trades Council has endorsed City Council candidate Mark Levine, who is running in the district that includes parts of Harlem, Washington Heights and the Upper West Side.
Have you noticed how it's somehow not at all a big deal when Michael Bloomberg says something like "look at the ass on her," as he reportedly did in front of a New York magazine writer recently?(1)
Mark Green endorsed a onetime aide, Ben Kallos, for a City Council seat in Manhattan, by saying, "Ideas flow out of him like words out of Bill Clinton at a convention."(2)
After two weeks of criticizing the power companies' performance after Hurricane Sandy, Governor Andrew Cuomo has created a Moreland Commission charged with investigating every utility company in New York State.
News Corp hasn't donated much to New York City candidates, but when they have, they've given to Democrats.
In 2007 and 2008, Quinn got $4,300 in donations from News Corp employees.
Former Rep. Anthony Weiner got a $1,000 back in 2007, and a sports editor at News Corp's iPad publication gave publisher Tom Allon $200 for his mayoral campaign this year.
If you look further back, Democrats who've accepted money from News Corp include Bill de Blasio (2003), Mark Green (2001) and David Dinkins (1988).
This weekend, Bloomberg spoke to editorial board of the New York Post—which is owned by News Corp—and said he doubts a Republican will enter the race and that expects the winner of the Democratic primary to be the next mayor.(1)
Movie producer Jane Rosenthal was dressed in all black, with a string of pearls drooping off her neck, as she stood in the middle of a Soho loft overlooking Prince Street. Behind her was a stone fireplace taller than her or any of the 300 guests there that night. Above her was a chandelier shaped like a flying woman with antlers for wings. The loft belonged to Henry Buhl, a photographer, philanthropist and former investment banker.