New Yorkers will soon be bumping into fewer hot dog stands while navigating the city's busy sidewalks.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Thursday that the full City Council will pass bills next week that change the rules for street vendors.
Among the five bills set for approval is one that restricts vendors from setting up within 20 feet of residential building entrances...Read more »
More than 50 million people traveled to get a taste of the Big Apple in 2012 and this year, the city wants to spread the tourist love to all five boroughs.
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg and NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, laid out its plans to attract 55 million visitors and bring in $70 billion in economic impact by 2015 during the company's annual meeting Wednesday with tourism and leisure...Read more »
Life returned to normal Wednesday for more than 150,000 city students who take school buses, but it was a different story for roughly 100 returning bus workers.
Although the nearly 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons stopped picketing, some companies fired their workers for taking part in the monthlong work stoppage, according to their union.
Michael Cordiello, the president of Local...Read more »
Mayor Mike Bloomberg may be a big cheerleader for technology, but he said he's not too happy with the way social media affects public policy.
While promoting the city's tech start-up promotion plan Tuesday, the mayor reiterated his stance that Facebook and Twitter make it harder to govern.
Bloomberg said that although leaders need to listen to the will of the people, they need some space...Read more »
New York City? Try, "New Tech City."
As the Big Apple continues to grow as a hot spot for tech start-ups, the mayor laid out new plans Tuesday to ensure the next generation of digital entrepreneurs has New York in its sights.
The initiative, called "We Are Made In NY," is comprised of a media campaign and an ambitious website linking businesses, job seekers and city...Read more »
While the city laid out nearly $21 million to get kids to class during the school bus strike, the impasse will save the city $80 million in the long run, the schools chancellor said Monday.
During the monthlong strike, which ends Wednesday as 8,000 school bus drivers get back to work, the city doled out big bucks for free student MetroCards and to reimburse parents for mileage.
Despite...Read more »
The Big Apple is becoming a bigger player in the tech world, attracting a who's who of names to the city.
Last year, there were more than 100 acquisitions of up-and-coming tech companies in the city, amounting to $8.3 billion in transactions, ranking New York second in the nation behind Silicon Valley, according to a report issued by PrivCo, a financial research analyst group.
Sam Hamadeh,...Read more »
Instead of passing the salt, 21 food companies have passed on the salt.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declared another victory in his health crusade Monday with some help from the word's biggest food companies who lowered the sodium content in their products
Kraft, Goya, Subway, Starbucks and 17 other companies voluntarily met the sodium reduction target set by the National Salt Reduction...Read more »
New York's mild winter is about to get a lot more intense.
The National Weather Service issued a blizzard warning for the city beginning Friday afternoon and lasting until 1 p.m. on Saturday that will dump anywhere from 10 to 14 inches of snow on the five boroughs.
News of the storm, which the NWS dubbed Nemo, sent some New Yorkers into panic mode as they scrambled to stores to stock...Read more »
The city's bill of health is getting much better, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
The mayor and health department released updates statistics Thursday from its Primary Care Information Project, which gives doctors a universal database that provides a patient's health information and history.
Since the program launched in 2005 at 3,200 primary care providers, 58,000 smokers quit...Read more »