The City Council’s progressive wing and their labor allies threw their support behind the Occupy Wall Street protesters, backing “the day of action” the movement has planned for Thursday. Read More
The political fallout around the Occupy Wall Street eviction last night continues to rage as congressman Jerrod Nadler and state senator Daniel Squadron–both of whom represent the downtown area that includes Zuccotti Park–released a joint statement criticizing Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Read More
Embattled City Comptroller John C. Liu offered perhaps the most original objection so far of any 2013 mayoral hopeful to the OWS eviction: the time of day.
“Going in and forcibly removing the protestors in the dead of night sends the wrong message. City Hall should have continued to talk with the protestors in the light of Read More
Community publisher and 2013 mayoral hopeful Tom Allon weighed in on the Occupy Wall Street eviction this morning with a cautious statement attempting to balance both sides of the controversy. Read More
The South Bronx looks set to become New York’s newest–and greenest–truck stop after Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the building of an electric vehicle factory near Hunts Point, while offering $10 million in subsidies to employers who buy them. Read More
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio blasted Mayor Michael Bloomberg today for his decision to raid the Occupy Wall Street encampment in the wee hours of this morning. Read More
Michael Bloomberg’s hasty decision to turf the Occupy Wall Street protesters out of Zuccotti Park late last night has claimed another victim – the full day the mayor intended to spend in Washington D.C. Read More
Rick Perry will try and revive his flagging campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in New York Friday at a reception and luncheon in the Waldorf Astoria.
The Texas governor will be speaking and hobnobbing with donors from the Federal Law Enforcement Foundation, a nonprofit that provides financial assistance to the families of federal, state, and local officers who are killed in action, taken seriously ill, or suffer due to a natural disaster. Read More
New York’s iconic carriage horses may join the ranks of the city’s unemployed if 2013 mayoral hopefuls Bill DeBlasio and Scott Stringer have their way. The two spoke out in support of a City Council bill to phase out the horse-and-carriage industry.
“The use of horses in Midtown Manhattan as a tourist attraction should come to an end,” Manhattan Borough President Stringer said Monday at a press conference outside City Hall. “It’s not right, it’s not safe, and we can do better.” Read More