Public Advocate Bill de Blasio thinks the city's bike lane-loving transportation commissioner is a "radical." Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon countered that she's actually a "superstar."(7)
Here's one Esquire reporter's explanation for why the redevelopment of Ground Zero, including the September 11 Memorial Museum, has reverted to morass form: Governor Cuomo got rid of former Port Authority Executive Director Chris Ward and, "The Port and the politicians who run it are pigs."
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's plan to bring taxi service to the outer boroughs took a severe beating Friday afternoon, when Acting Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron issued an opinion declaring the mayor's hard-won borough taxi law "null and void," citing, among other things, the administration's failure to first attain City Council approval before repairing to Albany.
"The City is up to the task of regulating its own taxicabs," wrote Engoron.(1)
Today, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced during his regular Friday morning radio appearance that the city's much-touted, long-awaited bike share program, which had originally been scheduled to debut in July, would instead launch in spring 2013 thanks to a frequently cited, but never fully explained, problem with its "software."(2)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning said restaurant fines, which have come under attack in recent weeks, are better than taxes, and that he wants to raise the "level of discourse" in this year's presidential elections.
"The level of the discourse is something I'd like to be able to change," he said.
New York City's bike share program, which was supposed to launch in July, is delayed until spring 2013. Mayor Michael Bloomberg explains: "The software doesn't work, duh."(1)
At an event unveiling the designs for a brand new, $130 million shark tank at the New York Aquarium in Coney Island, Mayor Michael Bloomberg answered some questions about bike share, bikes, and people's fear of them.
"I have a friend who was hit by a bicycle in Central Park just last week, got a concussion, and it really is disturbing when it happens," said the mayor, on Coney Island. "That's the bad news. The good news is it really happens very seldom."(1)
The labor-backed New Yorkers for Great Public Schools is calling on candidates in next year's city elections to reject donations StudentsFirstNY, the education-reform group backed by former Washington schools chancellor Michelle Rhee, former New York schools chancellor and current New Corp. executive Joel Klein, and Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Voters oppose Bloomberg's soda and infant formula bans, but wouldn't mind a crackdown on alcohol abuse, according to a Quinnipiac poll released today.
M.T.A. chairman Joe Lhota said he's not opposed to a Major League Soccer-backed proposal to build a $300-million soccer stadium in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, one which might require a piece of M.T.A. land.(1)
In the great Chick-fil-A debate, New York voters overwhelmingly believe that businesses have a right to operate in the city, regardless of their owners' political beliefs, according to today's Quinnipiac poll.
The poll serves as an endorsement of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's (and the NYCLU's) civil libertarian stance on the issue, and is something of a condemnation of Council Speaker Christine Quinn's request that NYU consider banishing the chicken chain from its campus.(1)
"[Clinton] wrote a best-selling book in the middle of the campaign, with real ideas," said Michael Bloomberg today, during a forum in Chicago about immigration.
There's a reason that nothing's happening to improve gun safety in America despite the mass shootings that now occur so regularly: No one in power is scared of the gun control movement.(16)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is traveling to Boston and Chicago nudge the presidential candidates to provide more detail about their immigration policies.