In the shadow of a dreamed-of Penn Station overhaul
Bio: Dana Rubinstein is a reporter for Capital. She has written for Bloomberg Businessweek, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, the New York Observer, and the Brooklyn Paper.
Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, a horse carriage driver took Bill de Blasio to task for promising to eliminate carriages in Central Park.
With the exception of Bill Thompson, who said "We'll see," all of the Democrats running for mayor vowed not to raise property taxes.
This afternoon following a press event in Harlem, several reporters tried in various ways to get Mayor Michael Bloomberg to talk about the people running to replace him.
Can’t afford that $2,500-a-month two-bedroom at an "undisclosed address" in Bedford-Stuyvesant or the $2,500 one-bedroom in the South Slope with backyard and something called a "spa bathroom"? The candidates running for mayor are here to help.
StreetsPAC, which advocates for bike- and pedestrian-friendly streets, today will endorse Bill de Blasio for mayor.
If Bill de Blasio becomes mayor, he will drive the “hardest bargain possible” with developers, he says. But his record, back before he was a public advicate planning to run for mayor, is distinctly that of a pragmatic deal maker who chose his battles carefully on the issue of development, rather than that of the populist hardliner he now sounds like.
Will Governor Cuomo sign the lockbox bill now that upstate editorial boards want it?
Bill de Blasio today dismissed the significant political hurdles facing the centerpiece of his campaign platform.
During the lightning round of a Democratic mayoral debate in 2005, then-NY1 host Dominic Carter asked then-Council Speaker Gifford Miller a question that effectively ended his campaign for mayor.
Yesterday, the City Council overrode two mayoral vetoes to create an inspector general for the NYPD and to make it easier to sue the police department for biased policing.