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
The city helped out a Staten Island Sandy victim by purchasing her heavily damaged home, the mayor announced Thursday.
This marked the first acquisition through the NYC Build it Back program which helps homeowners hurt by Sandy deal with their finances.
Patricia Dresch, whose husband and 13-year-old daughter were killed by Sandy, will use the money to buy a new home in Tottenville.... » more
Some of the top political moments that have shaken NYC since amNewYork began on Oct. 10, 2003:
RNC convention -- 2004
President George W. Bush was persona non grata in 2004 when he came to the Big Apple to accept the GOP nomination at the Republican National Convention in Madison Square Garden. Protests erupted and hundreds of demonstrators were arrested in a sweep that a federal judge... » more
The Big Apple was certainly a different place in 2003.
Getting a taxi meant you had to have enough cash on hand, navigating the streets meant you actually had to unfold a paper map and more commuters had their headphones in CD players than iPods or iPhones.
Although most of the big news events of that year took place before amNewYork hit the streets on Oct 10, these moments stand out... » more
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The effects of the indelible mark the Bloomberg administration has left on city streets have reverberated beyond the five boroughs.
Hundreds of experts in urban design and officials with downtown-focused organizations from around the country and world came to New York this week to learn how they can emulate the Big Apple's pedestrian-friendly public spaces... » more
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg blasted Congress for hampering New Yorkers, particularly Sandy victims, by forcing a federal shutdown during his weekly radio address Sunday.
The mayor said the city's 27,000 federal workers, the second-largest number of U.S. government employees outside Washington, D.C., are furloughed indefinitely. He added political limbo might also cause major delays and problems... » more
The fat lady has belted her last note at the New York City Opera.
The nearly 70-year-old institution announced Tuesday that its Kickstarter campaign to save the rest of its season had failed and it would have to cancel its productions immediately.
"Today, the board and management will begin the necessary financial and operational steps to wind down the company including initiating... » more
The City Planning Commission Monday backed the Bloomberg administration’s plan to rezone 73 blocks in midtown east to allow for larger, modern skyscrapers.
The commission voted 11-0 with one recusal and one abstention to send the plan to the City Council, which will have the final say on the rezoning.
“If we are to continue to have a world-class district with top-tier state of the art... » more
Good news for New Yorkers who can't stand to be disconnected -- there's more free Wi-Fi on the way.
Neighborhoods that have seen booms in tech-related jobs such as Downtown Brooklyn will be part of a pilot program to encourage developers and communities to enhance their broadband capabilities, according to Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
"Our work is to ensure more New Yorkers have the... » more