Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his media campaign for his failed big-soda ban with an appearance on the "Dr. Oz Show" Tuesday.
The mayor said the city needed to stop the sale of sugary drinks greater than 16 ounces from most locations because the obesity epidemic will kill millions.
Bloomberg disagreed when Oz played devil's advocate and asked if the plan if OKd would make... » more
Joining forces on their fight against assault weapons, Mayor Michael Bloom-berg teamed up with Vice President Joe Biden at City Hall on Thursday to urge Congress to act.
Biden and Bloomberg, who were joined by relatives of victims of the Newtown, Conn. massacre, said there is no reason that Washington leaders had to remove provisions from President Barack Obama's gun control legislative package... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said Tuesday that she and her colleagues have come to an agreement on a bill that would create an independent watchdog group for the NYPD.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, wouldn't go into specific details about the negotiations for the Community Safety Act, which is a set of four bills that aim to make the police more transparent, but she did say the members... » more
An "anti-Bloomberg" law is now in effect in the country's fattest state.
Mississippi Tuesday barred municipalities from requiring nutrition labels and regulating portion sizes, i.e. supersized sodas.
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant said in a statement that the law he signed Monday "protects consumers' freedom of choice and avoids a patchwork of regulations ... It simply is... » more
The City Council's GOP delegation is set to back Joe Lhota for mayor Wednesday, according to one of its members.
Councilman James Oddo's office said he, fellow Staten Island Councilman Vincent Ignizio and Queens Councilmen Dan Halloran and Eric Ulrich will announce their endorsement of the former MTA chief at a 1 p.m. news conference at City Hall.
"I have worked with Joe Lhota and... » more
After being dealt a setback in his bid to ban big sodas, the mayor is going after an old foe: cigarettes.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is introducing a bill Wednesday that would bar stores from displaying cigarettes on their shelves, particularly to keep them out of sight of youngsters.
"We know 'out of sight' doesn't always mean 'out of mind' but in many cases it can," he said.
The... » more
The New York City Civil Liberties Union said the city is set to mark a controversial milestone as the police conducted its 5 millionth "stop and frisk" under the Bloomberg administration.
Donna Lieberman, the NYCLU's executive director, said that according to the data her group compiled from the NYPD, 4.4 million of the stops yielded no arrests or summons. The majority of those stopped... » more
There's a record number of people calling the Big Apple home, and Brooklyn is leading the way when it comes to new residents, according to statistics released on Thursday.
The population for the city reached 8,336,697 last year, a 161,564 increase from 2010, according to census data released by the mayor.
For the first time since before 1950, there are more people moving to the city... » more
The city's tourism wing kicked off a new initiative Wednesday that points foreign visitors to the outer boroughs -- specifically Brooklyn.
NYC & Company will promote the best businesses, establishments and historical spots in Bushwick, Fort Greene and Williamsburg as parts of its "Neighborhood x Neighborhood" program.
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg introduced the program last month as a way... » more
The city's commemorating a decade of complaints and questions Monday night with a special Empire State tribute.
The 311 call center launched on March 11, 2003 and changed the way New Yorkers and the government interact.
There have been more than 157 million calls since the service, which was Mayor Mike Bloomberg's brainchild, went live.
The Empire State Building will be lit yellow... » more