"I had 20 different stories and editorials and articles in front of me. But the Giffords piece came from a perspective that no one else could offer," Kiernan told Capital.(1)
"It's still really early in this process. They're looking at ways to have the NY1 logo and Time Warner Cable logo co-exist."(2)
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn increased her lead in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, towering over a field that remains largely unknown to voters, according to a new NY1-Marist poll released this evening.(1)
In a special media feature today, we'll be keeping track of the ongoing coverage of the death of Mayor Edward I. Koch early this morning. Keep coming back to find more; tweet links you think we should be following to the attention of @joepompeo or @tmcgev, and we'll keep adding 'em.(1)
Last night, a representative from the city told residents of the Rockaways that lifeguards and the popular beach concessions would return this summer, and but that complete boardwalk repair would take much longer.
Former police commissioner Bill Bratton, who has been publicly ruminating about returning to his old job recently, thinks that crime will be a big issue in next year's mayoral elections.
Between 1992 and 1995, New York City hired more than 10,000 cops. Now, many of those cops are nearing retirement (police officers can retire after 20 years). At the same time, crime levels have been trending upward. "I think all of the mayoral candidates understand that this is going to have to be one of, if not their top priorities going back into office, compounded by the large number of officers leaving," said Bratton last night on Inside City Hall.(1)
"There's no grand plan to find the Plan B national show or anything like that," he told Capital this morning on the observation deck of the Empire State Building. "I'm happy to be back at work tomorrow."(2)
Just hours after M.T.A. chief Joe Lhota unveiled $30 million worth of service improvements for subways, buses, and commuter rail, he told Inside City Hall host Errol Louis, "I've got to change the dial on the M.T.A."
Starting July 10, the former New York governor and subject of an infamous 2008 prostitution scandal will bring his banter to NY1, where he has been tapped as a contributor for the network's 7 p.m. weeknight show, "Inside City Hall."
The David Milch-Michael Mann show was a gloomy, and accurate, portrayal of life at the track and the pitfalls of gambling. But its unceremonious real-life demise (after three horses died during the filming of its first and only season) was the most telling statement it could have made about the grim state of the horse racing industry. Here in New York, where the world's best horses are currently gathered for this weekend's races at Belmont, things have soured for the New York Racing Association, the group that has run the state’s three thoroughbred racetracks (Aqueduct, Belmont and Saratoga) since 1955.
After issuing what amounted to a plea to police commissioner Ray Kelly last week to run for mayor in 2013, New York City's Republican county chairmen now seem determined to move past that idea, and are playing up alternatives like John Catsimatidis.
Without adequate investment in the M.T.A., Chris Ward says, Manhattan won't drive the economy anymore.
Ray Kelly, and the prospect that he might run for mayor in 2013, has been the subject of lots of speculation this week.
Nothing has changed, as far as anyone can tell: Kelly has long been one of the most popular public officials in New York; it has long been a fantasy of city Republicans and many non-Republican members of the political and business establishments that he run; Kelly never acknowledged that he was interested, and still hasn't.
Times columnist Michael Powell finds anecdotal evidence of racial profiling by the New York Police Department, quoting eight black community college students in Manhattan who said they had, in total, "been stopped 92 times" by the police.
Reaction among elected officials to the surveillance programs of the New York Police Department have broken down roughly along regional lines. In New York, officials have either strongly defended it or they have more or less steered clear of it; New Jersey, where some of the surveillance has taken place, and where officials are conspicuously sensitive in general about perceived sleights from their bigger neighbor, officials from both parties, starting with Governor Chris Christie, have basically accused the NYPD of a massive overreach and told them to stay out.