Talk about a bumpy ride. Mayor Michael Bloomberg initially wanted to introduce the Nissan NV200 -- the "Taxi of Tomorrow" -- with a grand flourish in October. It never happened.
A judge slammed on the brakes with a decision that the mayor had exceeded his authority when he designated one distinctive cab to dominate the city's fleet. The mayor can only set technical specifications...Read more »
More than a decade ago, while first running for City Council, Bill de Blasio was a paid consultant for the Service Employees International Union’s New York state council.
As a councilmember, and later the city’s public advocate, de Blasio kept an alliance with SEIU and other entities active in organized labor. And in May, a key affiliate — 1199SEIU Healthcare Workers East<NO1>cq<NO>...Read more »
The Big Apple has never been more popular with tourists, the mayor's office announced yesterday.
A record-setting 54.3 million visitors are expected to hit the city in 2013, an all-time high that's almost 20 million more people than visited the city in 2002, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The economic impact from tourism in the city is likely to reach $58.7 billion for 2013, with...Read more »
Pop music superstars can get away with a lot, in the eyes of the public. Abuse a significant other? You're forgiven. Break a dressing room window at a television studio? The network probably deserved it. Trash a VIP lounge in a nightclub, just because of a silly beef? Hey, YOLO, or something.
And that's just Chris Brown.
But there's one judge out there that doesn't forgive so easily,...Read more »
We all have our holiday traditions. On Christmas, many members of the tribe chow down on Chinese food.
Another is the Feast of the Seven Fishes, a Catholic Christmas Eve feast.
Many delicious city restaurants are creating it this year, including Michael White's Osteria Morini (218 Lafayette St., 212-965-8777). The menu will be inspired by the holiday meals enjoyed by the staff's...Read more »
The world’s financial centers are fighting each other for the right to host Alibaba Group’s initial public offering (IPO).
There’s no date set yet, although it is widely expected to happen in the first quarter of 2014. There are no documents that investors can pore over. There isn’t even final word that it’s going to happen.
But China’s biggest e-commerce site—a privately-held Chinese-language...Read more »
President Barack Obama traveled halfway around the world on Tuesday to deliver a message he hoped would be heard by his political opponents back home, and some U.S. rivals abroad.
Obama's speech at a rain-soaked soccer stadium in Johannesburg was perhaps the most electrifying moment of a day of remembrances about the life of Nelson Mandela, who died last Thursday at age 95.
Throughout...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's support for affordable housing is critical to New York City's future, but not just because it would mean stable rents and mortgages for low- and moderate-income families.
It is also a critical tool to help homeless people get back on their feet and to save the lives of domestic violence survivors and their families in need of stable, long-term housing.
Survivors...Read more »
It's practically unpatriotic or a mortal sin not to overeat and overdrink during "The Holidays" -- the dreaded season that starts with Thanksgiving and progresses through Christmas until the show-stopping gourmet overkill of New Year's. This time period can cause a sense of unease.
My philosophy remains the same -- make the low-calorie choices where possible, don't waste calories...Read more »
Dan Lauria returns to the role he originated on Broadway in the musical adaptation of the beloved holiday movie "A Christmas Story," as it returns to the New York stage.
The show, which is setting up shop at The Theater at MSG starting Wednesday night and running through Dec. 29, features the "Wonder Years" star, now in the TBS comedy series "Sullivan and Son,"...Read more »