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
New Yorkers will soon be bumping into fewer hot dog stands while navigating the city's busy sidewalks.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced Thursday that the full City Council will pass bills next week that change the rules for street vendors.
Among the five bills set for approval is one that restricts vendors from setting up within 20 feet of residential building entrances... » more
More than 50 million people traveled to get a taste of the Big Apple in 2012 and this year, the city wants to spread the tourist love to all five boroughs.
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg and NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, laid out its plans to attract 55 million visitors and bring in $70 billion in economic impact by 2015 during the company's annual meeting Wednesday with tourism and leisure... » more
Life returned to normal Wednesday for more than 150,000 city students who take school buses, but it was a different story for roughly 100 returning bus workers.
Although the nearly 8,000 school bus drivers and matrons stopped picketing, some companies fired their workers for taking part in the monthlong work stoppage, according to their union.
Michael Cordiello, the president of Local... » more
Mayor Mike Bloomberg may be a big cheerleader for technology, but he said he's not too happy with the way social media affects public policy.
While promoting the city's tech start-up promotion plan Tuesday, the mayor reiterated his stance that Facebook and Twitter make it harder to govern.
Bloomberg said that although leaders need to listen to the will of the people, they need some space... » more
New York City? Try, "New Tech City."
As the Big Apple continues to grow as a hot spot for tech start-ups, the mayor laid out new plans Tuesday to ensure the next generation of digital entrepreneurs has New York in its sights.
The initiative, called "We Are Made In NY," is comprised of a media campaign and an ambitious website linking businesses, job seekers and city... » more
While the city laid out nearly $21 million to get kids to class during the school bus strike, the impasse will save the city $80 million in the long run, the schools chancellor said Monday.
During the monthlong strike, which ends Wednesday as 8,000 school bus drivers get back to work, the city doled out big bucks for free student MetroCards and to reimburse parents for mileage.
Despite... » more
The Big Apple is becoming a bigger player in the tech world, attracting a who's who of names to the city.
Last year, there were more than 100 acquisitions of up-and-coming tech companies in the city, amounting to $8.3 billion in transactions, ranking New York second in the nation behind Silicon Valley, according to a report issued by PrivCo, a financial research analyst group.
Sam Hamadeh,... » more
Instead of passing the salt, 21 food companies have passed on the salt.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's declared another victory in his health crusade Monday with some help from the word's biggest food companies who lowered the sodium content in their products
Kraft, Goya, Subway, Starbucks and 17 other companies voluntarily met the sodium reduction target set by the National Salt Reduction... » more