OEM, Fire and Sanitation Commissioners Will Continue Under de Blasio

Mayor Bloomberg updating New Yorkers on the city's snowstorm responsein2011,with to snow storm with Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, OEM Commissioner Joe Bruno and other
Michael Bloomberg updating New Yorkers on the city’s response to a January 2011 snowstorm with Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty, OEM Commissioner Joe Bruno, Police Commissioner Ray Kelly and Fire Commissioner Sal Cassano. (Photo: Flickr/nycmayorsoffice)

Three commissioners tasked with overseeing critical, emergency city services will remain in their positions during the start of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s administration. Continue reading “OEM, Fire and Sanitation Commissioners Will Continue Under de Blasio”

Video: Governor Cuomo Rides a Snowmobile

Andrew Cuomo and his snowmobile. (Photo: Flickr/@governorandrewcuomo)
Andrew Cuomo and his snowmobile. (Photo: Flickr/@governorandrewcuomo)

Gov. Andrew Cuomo dropped by the Tug Hill region of upstate New York yesterday to launch a $4.5 million ad campaign promoting local winter tourism activities like snowmobiling and skiing.

And, to demonstrate how much fun the snow can be, the governor himself rode a snowmobile. Continue reading “Video: Governor Cuomo Rides a Snowmobile”

Morning Read: ‘Obviously, in a Quasi-Military Organization’

Today's Daily News.
Today’s Daily News.

Headline of the Day: “What We’ll Miss About Bloomberg.”

Yesterday was a day for Bloomberg administration exit interviews on Road to City Hall. Outgoing officials dropping by the show’s set were: the city’s corporation counsel, Michael Cardozo, commissioner of the Department of Investigation, Rose Gill Hearn, and commissioner of the Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services, Robert Doar. Continue reading “Morning Read: ‘Obviously, in a Quasi-Military Organization’”

Micah Kellner Punished After Assembly Investigates Harassment Allegations

Assemblyman Micah Kellner. (Photo: Facebook)
Micah Kellner. (Photo: Facebook)

Assemblyman Micah Kellner has been publicly admonished and stripped of his committee chairmanship following an Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee investigation into allegations that he’d sexually harassed a female staffer in 2009.

In a vague letter released this evening by Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver’s office, the committee said comments made by Mr. Kellner in both 2009 and 2011 “together with other conduct, created a hostile work environment” that violated the Assembly’s sexual harassment policy. Continue reading “Micah Kellner Punished After Assembly Investigates Harassment Allegations”

Bill de Blasio to Be Sworn in at Midnight Ceremony at His Park Slope Home

Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray. (Photo: Getty/Andrew Burton)
Bill de Blasio and Chirlane McCray on election night. (Photo: Getty/Andrew Burton)

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will officially take the oath office at 12:01 a.m. on January 1, 2014 in an “intimate ceremony” inside his Park Slope home, his transition team announced evening.

Mr. de Blasio will be sworn in by Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. The private midnight ceremony, which will be attended by his wife, Chirlane McCray and kids Dante and Chiara, and will be closed to the press, but will be live-streamed on the city’s official site, NYC.gov. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio to Be Sworn in at Midnight Ceremony at His Park Slope Home”

Lobbyists Turn Out for Mark-Viverito’s Swearing-In Ceremony

Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is sworn in for a third term.
Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito is sworn in for a third term.

A handful of backroom power players in city and state politics turned out for Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito swearing-in ceremony this afternoon–including many of the people who soon will be lobbying the City Council on behalf of clients with interest before the city. Continue reading “Lobbyists Turn Out for Mark-Viverito’s Swearing-In Ceremony”

New Schools Chancellor Stresses ‘Fun’ and Parent Communication

Bill de Blasio and his new schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña.
Bill de Blasio and his new schools chancellor, Carmen Fariña.

Incoming Schools Chancellor Carmen Fariña sketched out her vision for improving the city’s public schools today, promising far more communication with parents and more fun in the classroom for city kids. Continue reading “New Schools Chancellor Stresses ‘Fun’ and Parent Communication”