Kaoru Muramatsu, the owner of the East Harlem building that exploded this morning, also owns Absolute Piano on the ground floor
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, transportation commissioner Janette-Sadik Khan announced that the city's bike share program would launch on May 27.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Wednesday offered a rare bit of candor about his other home in Bermuda, during the christening of the biggest cruise ship to call New York City home: the Norweigan Breakaway.
All of the major mayoral candidates may be equivocating about bike lanes, but Mayor Michael Bloomberg said this afternoon that he isn't worried about his bike lane legacy.
While rights on red in New York City are hard to come by, lefts on red are unheard of. Except, that is, in Broad Channel, Queens.
The United States Tennis Association has accounced that it intends to replace the parkland it wants for its tennis center expansion after all.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today seized upon the falling crime rate and a drop in the New York Police Department's use of stop-and-frisk as evidence that the controversial police tactic is, in fact, serving its intended purpose.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning dismissed Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's concerns that by targeting anti-gun control Democrats, Bloomberg was endangering the party's control of the Senate.
On Monday afternoon, former president Bill Clinton asked Mayor Michael Bloomberg to describe his nightmare scenarios for New York City.
“With all our sophistication and all our education and all our wealth, in the greatest city in the greatest state on the planet, we still discriminate against women,” said Governor Andrew Cuomo today during a speech at the Yale Club. “There is a subtle bias, but it is there.”
Today, the city released a report analyzing its operations before, during and immediately after Hurricane Sandy and how those operations could be improved in time for the next storm.