Mayor Michael Bloomberg's life story is coming to a bookstore near you.
Publisher Simon & Schuster announced earlier this week that New York Times editorial board member Eleanor Randolph will pen a biography of hizzoner.
The company didn't give details about the release of the book but said it would focus on the 71-year-old's "extraordinary career and legacy," from emerging businessman... » more
The City Council passed a bill Tuesday to ensure better working conditions for pregnant women.
Under the new regulations, pregnant women will be able to request better accommodations without fear of repercussions, said the bill's sponsor, Councilman James Vacca.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is expected to sign the measure, which passed with 47 yes votes.... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling for stricter rules on online gun sales after an investigation by his office found that background checks aren't done in a majority of Internet firearm transactions.
Bloomberg, the co-chair of the Mayors Against Illegal Guns coalition, said 62% of gun sellers that use websites to sell their goods disregarded federal laws and sold the weapons with no questions... » more
The city unveiled plans Wednesday to transform the Lower East Side.
The nine sites in the Seward Park area near Essex and Delancey streets will become a 1.65-million-square-foot mixed-use development.
In addition to 1,000 units of housing, half of which will go to affordable housing, "Essex Crossing" will also include a 15,000-square-foot open space, an expanded Essex Street Market,... » more
Twenty-two of the state’s top 25 schools are in the five boroughs, as measured by new Common Core exams, the mayor said Monday.
That’s a huge change from 2001, when none of the city's institutions made it on the list.
“For a big city school system to compete with the wealthy suburbs, no one thought that would be possible,” the mayor said at the Talented and Gifted School for Young Scholars... » more
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg says the city's recovery from 9/11 has ushered in a new era for the Big Apple, and the best is yet to come.
Speaking at a Downtown Alliance breakfast at 7 World Trade Center Thursday, the mayor reflected on how pundits feared downtown Manhattan would be crippled for a long time following the attacks.
But through hard work and a large effort by the community,... » more
The city Thursday announced a five-month web development fellowship for people without any tech experience.
The NYC Web Development Fellowship, provided by the Flatiron School, will train 50 adults and help place them in jobs. Mayor Michael Bloomberg said the program will prepare people for positions in New York City's growing technology sector, which is in need of qualified talent.
"The... » more
The city announced plans Wednesday to make over an abandoned set of DUMBO warehouses into Brooklyn's newest hot spot.
The Brooklyn Bridge Park board of directors selected Midtown Equities to work on the old Empire Stores warehouses.
The seven buildings, which take up 347,000 a combined square feet, were built between 1869 and 1885 and used to store coffee until the '60s.
By fall... » more
A majority of likely primary voters in both parties approve of the job Mayor Michael Bloomberg has done — but most are also ready for new leadership in City Hall after 12 years, according to an amNewYork-News 12 Long Island poll. “They are saying the guy did a good job, but let’s have someone else,” pollster Mike Berland concluded.
Among the 600 Democrats interviewed Aug. 22-27 by Penn Schoen... » more
When the city is paralyzed by a disaster or other crisis, New Yorkers look to their mayor for leadership and have little patience when they are judged to have come up short.
Edward Koch's defiant tone during a 1980 transit strike won him plaudits, and Rudolph Giuliani's finest hours followed the Sept. 11 attacks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg caught flak for a slow recovery from a 2010 blizzard... » more