Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the future for the steeds in Central Park won't be pretty if horse-drawn carriages are banned.
Both Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have said they support a City Council bill that would ban the popular rides. Bloomberg, who has long been an opponent of the bill, said he has no doubt that the 200 horses currently being used would be killed if the industry is shut... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent most of the day marking the Superstorm Sandy anniversary by showing off the work done to fortify the city's coastal communities.
Bloomberg toured sites in the Rockaways, Staten Island and Coney Island and said those neighborhoods are more prepared to handle Mother Nature. Of the 59 short-term projects that will storm proof those areas, 75% are completed so far,... » more
A day before the city marked the first anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the city's elected officials laid out plans for future aid for thousands of affected New Yorkers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined Sen. Charles Schumer and Reps. Nydia Velázquez and Jarold Nadler Monday to give specifics about the second round of federal aid that will be coming in a couple of weeks.
The majority of... » more
At the South Street Seaport, tourists and New Yorkers arrive daily for the latest deals.
In Coney Island, people are out catching a bite at Nathan's Famous and other restaurants before the cold really hits in.
And along Beach Channel Drive, some surf shops and other beach-themed restaurants are closing up following a disappointing summer season.
Superstorm Sandy affected more than... » more
Soon, New Yorkers will see the Big Apple in a new light.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Transportation Commissioner Janette Sadik-Khan announced Thursday that work began to convert all of the city’s 250,000 streetlights with energy-efficient LED bulbs by 2017.
The upgrade is the largest LED retrofit project in the nation and will save the city $14 million a year and reduce New York’s carbon... » more
President Barack Obama doesn't just namedrop Brooklyn in speeches.
Obama will visit Pathways in Technology Early College High School on Friday during a trip to the city for a fundraiser, his press secretary Jay Carney said Monday.
During this year's State of the Union speech, the president touted the Crown Heights school as an example of academic innovation.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg... » more
Work began Thursday on the South Street Seaport's biggest makeover.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg joined downtown residents, business leaders and developers for the ground breaking of the "new" Pier 17.
The shopping center, which closed earlier this month after 28 years of operation, will be transformed into a state-of-the-art commercial hot spot with entertainment, restaurants and bars.
The... » more
The state's highest court said Thursday it will hear the city's appeal of the ruling that nixed the soda ban. But it's highly unlikely that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will still be in office when the decision comes down.
The state court of appeals granted the city approval to appeal the lawsuit filed by the beverage companies and other groups that overturned the department of health's proposal... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg may not know whether graffiti is art, but he knows where he'd like it: away from property.
With British street artist Banksy invading New York City for a monthlong residency, Bloomberg Wednesday took a stand against the scourge of graffiti -- even if there is artistic merit.
"Graffiti does ruin people's property. It is a sign of decay and loss of control,"... » more
Manhattan's water may have the same great taste New Yorkers have come to expect when they turn on their tap but now it's delivered through a 21st century system.
The city's Department of Environmental Protection yesterday completed the second phase of its much delayed project to create a new water tunnel that will alleviate the flow of its aging infrastructure.
At 5 p.m., the mayor activated... » more