President Barack Obama joined with Bill and Hillary Clinton on Wednesday to recognize the legacy of John F. Kennedy, the president who inspired a generation until he was felled by an assassin's bullets 50 years ago this week.
Obama, former President Clinton and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laid a wreath and bowed their heads before Kennedy's grave at Arlington National Cemetery.... » more
Gov. Chris Christie's entreaty to overtaxed New Yorkers to join him west of the Hudson has some Big Apple denizens saying "no thanks," to put it nicely.
A spokeswoman for mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in response called Christie's criticism of his tax policy a "political stunt."
Other stalwart New Yorkers were not as kind.
Curtis Sliwa, the red beret-wearing radio... » more
Bill de Blasio yesterday brushed off New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s suggestion that New Yorkers chafing at the mayor-elect’s tax-the-rich plan should migrate across the Hudson.
“Governor Christie’s latest political stunt doesn’t merit a serious response,” de Blasio spokeswoman Lis Smith said yesterday. “New York City is the greatest city in the world and will continue to be under Mayor-elect... » more
Very soon, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will need to negotiate budgets and laws with the City Council, where his own electoral career began. For better or worse, this means City Hall’s newest power players are likely to start out with an unusual level of familiarity.
During the second of his two council terms — ending with his election to public advocate in 2009 — Democrat de Blasio served alongside... » more
People get excited when presented with events billed as "once in a lifetime" -- like this year's Thanksgivukkah on Nov. 28.
The term mashes the convergence of Thanksgiving and Hanukkah -- Yahoo searches for it are up 723 percent since last month -- which won't occur again for more than 75,000 years.
Thanksgiving and the beginning of Hanukkah were last jointly celebrated in 1888, when... » more
Got a suggestion for Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio about the city's direction for the next four years? Then get on down to the Talking Transition tent on Canal Street near Sixth Avenue and make your opinion heard. A consortium of groups, including the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and Ford Foundation, think it's crucial to keep civic engagement alive as de Blasio hammers out his agenda. They've made it... » more
Former and potential future NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday backed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" pedestrian safety proposal to eliminate fatalities.
Bratton-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top cop who also led police departments in Los Angeles and Boston-said at a street safety forum that de Blasio can build upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's landscape... » more
The New York City economy has largely recovered from Superstorm Sandy except for hard-hit communities in Queens and Staten Island, the region’s top banker said yesterday.
William Dudley, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, cited “pretty solid job creation through this past summer” led by hiring in education, health care, advertising, computer services, tourism, retail and construction.
However,... » more
'I've just been released from state prison, and I don't want to hurt anyone."
If you guessed it's from an old Clint Eastwood movie, congratulations -- you are an innocent tourist. The rest of us recognize this as the cry of the aggressive subway panhandler -- all except lame duck Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who thinks such low-level crimes are a relic of the past.
I was on the No. 1 train... » more
As the fight to stem an epidemic of sexual assault in the U.S. military reaches a showdown in the Senate this week, New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand unfortunately doesn't appear to have the votes to strip military commanders of the power to decide who is prosecuted or punished.
If her attempt to strengthen reforms falls short of the 60 votes needed to avoid a Senate filibuster, the burden... » more