Bill de Blasio Has ‘Zen’ Perspective on Snow Criticism

Bill de Blasio shoveling in front of his house. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio shoveling in front of his house. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

When it comes to New Yorkers kvetching about unplowed streets, Bill de Blasio is a zen master–well, at least a little bit.

Asked today about how he handles the city’s occasionally insatiable demand for cleared roads, the mayor described taking an almost meditative approach to the dilemma. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Has ‘Zen’ Perspective on Snow Criticism”

De Blasio Names Kathryn Garcia Next Sanitation Commissioner

Bill de Blasio and Kathryn Garcia at today's event.
Bill de Blasio and Kathryn Garcia at today’s event.

With most of the winter season now behind him, Mayor Bill de Blasio today named Kathryn Garcia to lead the city’s Department of Sanitation. Continue reading “De Blasio Names Kathryn Garcia Next Sanitation Commissioner”

Councilman David Greenfield Explains Why Parking Violation Stickers Are ‘Cruel And Unnecessary’

 Councilman David Greenfield Explains Why Parking Violation Stickers Are Cruel And Unnecessary
Councilman David G. Greenfield (Photo: New York City Council)

Councilman David Greenfield, who wants to ban the difficult-to-remove violation stickers the Sanitation Department places on illegally parked cars, told the Observer what he thinks about Mayor Bloomberg comparing opposition to the stickers to murderers who don’t understand why they end up in jail. “I’m certain the Mayor was joking,” Councilman Greenfield said. The Councilman also told us why he thinks the stickers are “cruel and unnecessary” punishment. Continue reading “Councilman David Greenfield Explains Why Parking Violation Stickers Are ‘Cruel And Unnecessary’”