City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn was forced to call Police Commissioner Ray Kelly personally for help after an 18-year-old intern reportedly fainted in the heat at a press conference in Williamsburg.
According to reporters on the scene, Ms. Quinn was about half an hour into an event marking the seventh anniversary of the city’s Fair Solid Waste Management Plan when one of City Councilwoman Diana Reyna’s interns fainted and hit her head on the pavement.
In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, properties throughout the city’s flooded neighborhoods saw critical infrastructure collapse along with everything else in the storm’s path. However, four weeks after the storm Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn’t interested in hearing any more excuses from landlords who haven’t restored heat and electricity. At a press conference this afternoon, he announced these landlords will face “enforcement proceedings” should these critical services remain absent from their properties.
“I won’t even take this question,” Mr. Bloomberg at an afternoon press conference when asked what these proceedings will entail. “We’re expecting everybody to cooperate. This is New York, I’m sure there’s going to be somebody who doesn’t and then we’re going to worry about it. You have an obligation to maintain your rental units in a safe manner. If you don’t, you’re breaking the law.”