A report released Tuesday found there were more than 50,000 New Yorkers living in shelters a night in January but the city's Department of Homeless Services say there's more to the numbers than meets the eye.
The Coalition for the Homeless' annual report found that the population residing in city shelters increased 61% since Mayor Michael Bloomberg took office in 2002 and blamed the increase... » more
Back from health scare, Barbara Walters returned to her co-hosting gig on ABC's "The View" Monday.
Walters thanked her fans for their support and received a surprise visit from Mayor Michael Bloomberg who came to the set with flowers.
The 83-year-old TV icon told the audience of the talk show, who gave her a standing ovation, that she was feeling fine after she had a bout with... » more
This weekend kicked off the start of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the city, and the who's who of political players got a few walking miles in.
Mayor Bloomberg and a score of his potential successors marched in the Rockaways St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday and the Sunnyside parade Sunday.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller John Liu and GOP mayoral candidate... » more
The city launched a new media campaign Sunday to curb teen pregnancies.
Although teen pregnancy rate in the city deceased 27% over the last 10 years, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said there are 20,000 teen pregnancies annually in the city and many of those parents struggle to pay the bills.
The city's Human Resource Administration's Campaign will put out ads in subways, on buses and online... » more
New Yorkers may be divided over the mayor's soda ban but a majority have no qualms about prohibiting some of the cups those drinks come in.
A Quinnipiac University Poll released Thursday found that 69% of New Yorkers approved Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposal to ban plastic-foam food and drink containers.
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said... » more
New York won't have as much style this fall.
Fashion's Night Out, the annual staple where the city's biggest stores offer free shows, concerts and discounted prices, will be canceled in all its U.S. locations this year, much to the delight of some Manhattan community leaders and elected officials who bemoaned the "chaotic" event.
Organizers, which include Condé Nast and the... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg will give West Coast graduates some advice before they head out to the real world.
Stanford University yesterday announced hizzoner would be its commencement speaker on June 16. The California university's president, John Hennessy, said Bloomberg reflected the school's emphasis on leadership.
"I expect our graduates will be inspired by a leader willing to tackle... » more
The city will be hitting the streets of Europe big time to lure visitors to check out diamonds hidden inside New York.
Members of NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, will attend the ITB international trade fair in Berlin next week to pitch its new plan to promote the Big Apple's smaller attractions for visitors.
Kimberly Spell, a spokeswoman for NYC & Company, said Europeans... » more
Michael Bloomberg will make his final commencement speech as mayor at Cooper Union's graduation ceremony this May.
The president for the Greenwich Village engineering and art school said Bloomberg was his top choice for its 154th ceremony because of his promotion of science and innovation during his years in office.
"His record and vision provide an example for our graduates who want... » more
Businesses looking to rebound from Superstorm Sandy will have a little less hassle rebuilding.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg signed an executive order Thursday that eliminated various construction fees for stores that were in the hardest hit areas of the Oct. 29 storm.
Businesses will still have to fill out the necessary paperwork for things such as construction permits, plumbing, and business... » more