A new cupcake shop thought it would be funny to create a 25-pound treat with the mayor's face, but the health conscious Michael Bloomberg said the gesture was anything but sweet.
On Thursday, Food Network personalities Ron and Ruthie Bzdewka will open House of Cupcakes in Chelsea with a mega-sized cupcake called "The Mayor."
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Mayor Michael Bloom-berg released his revised budget proposal for the city Thursday, and although it didn't have cuts to major services, critics said he made unnecessary reductions to balance it.
An increase in working New Yorkers helped to pay for the $69.8 billion budget thanks to tax revenues, according to the mayor, but there are many costs that he said are rising faster than inflation.
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More than 40 people showed up for the City Council's Health Committee hearing on bills that would raise the minimum age to buy tobacco in the Big Apple to 21 and prevent the open display of cigarettes in stores.
City Health Commissioner Thomas Farley said despite the city's efforts to decrease the number of Gotham smokers, the number of public high school students under 18 smoking has remained... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Wednesday that she and her colleagues will take up a bill that reforms the payment system for muni-meters.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, said too many drivers mistakenly pay for fees, because the meters remain on after the paid parking times end.
"Whether you're doing your laundry or parking your car, you should always get what... » more
New Yorkers no longer have to trash iced-coffee cups, empty shampoo bottles, coat hangers and food containers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Wednesday that the city has expanded its recycling program to include hard plastics, amounting to more than 50,000 tons of waste a year that would otherwise sit in a landfill. The expansion took effect Wednesday.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor, laid out her plans to improve safety in the Big Apple Wednesday.
Among the suggestions in her multifaceted proposal were increasing the NYPD's force by moving up the next police academy class from January to July, installing more mobile cameras and expanding counterterrorism training to sanitation and transit workers.
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The ice is right in the Bronx.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Tuesday the Kingsbridge Armory, which has been vacant since 1996, will be transformed into the world's largest indoor ice facility.
When the $275 million building is up and running sometime in 2019, it will boast nine indoor regulation size ice rinks, one of which can seat 5,000 spectators.
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Yellow cabs just got a whole lot greener.
Six all-electric Nissan LEAF taxi cabs hit the streets Monday, with each car saving drivers $17,500 a year in gas costs, according to TLC Commissioner David Yassky.
The new cars were introduced as part of a pilot program as a way to gauge the possibility of an all electric fleet. More will be on the way in October.
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UPDATED 8:06 p.m.: After banning the butts from the bars, beaches and parks, the city is targeting young New Yorkers in its battle against smoking.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Monday that Mayor Michael Bloomberg and a majority of the council support a new bill that would make the Big Apple the first big city to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products from 18 to 21.
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Mayor Michael Bloomberg Sunday touted the NYPD's increased focus on counterterrorism over the years since 9/11 as a key to preventing attacks in New York.
In his first weekly radio address since the Boston Marathon bombings, the mayor said the police have 1,000 officers dedicated to homeland security and that the NYPD has boosted its anti-crime infrastructure with top-of-the-line cameras and... » more