The mayor's plan to ban Styrofoam may have support from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, but some area business owners say it will hurt their bottom line.
Restaurant owners rallied at City Hall Wednesday as Councilman Lew Fidler introduced the bill at the behest of Mayor Michael Bloomberg. While the mayor has said food containers that use certain polystyrene items are dangerous to the... » more
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said Tim Tebow's religious devotion is one of the things he likes about his new backup quarterback.
"The fact that spirituality is so important to him is very appealing to me," Kraft said of the former Jet.
"If you want to win in this league, you need quality depth management," Kraft said yesterday, according to The Boston Globe.... » more
In the Democratic primary for public advocate, Sen. Chuck Schumer has endorsed state Sen. Daniel Squadron of Brooklyn, the campaign announced Wednesday.
Schumer cited Squadron's support of New York's recent gun laws and aiding victims of Superstorm Sandy.
"He'll be an enormously effective force for children, seniors and families who need a voice," Schumer said in a statement.... » more
Citi Bike may be taking off and attracting thousands of users a day, but outer borough leaders say the city needs to put the pedal to the metal for their neighborhoods.
On Thursday, City Councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and other Queens leaders will rally outside City Hall to call on the Department of Transportation to expand its bike share program beyond its current stations in midtown, lower... » more
The City Council unanimously passed a bill Wednesday that closes the loopholes for the 13,000 muni meters located in the five boroughs.
In the past, when a meter was malfunctioning or when parking rules aren't in effect it would still accept money. Now those meters will shut off and not accept payments during off times.
"It is a way to stop the New York gotcha," City Council Speaker... » more
Life is most expensive for people living in Hawaii, New York and Washington, D.C., and cheapest for those in South Dakota, North Dakota and Mississippi, according to U.S. government data released on Wednesday.
The Commerce Department posted the statistics as a prototype - it may change the methodology it used in the future - and the data only goes to 2011.
Nonetheless, the report provides... » more
Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer released a job plan Wednesday centered on exports from New York City businesses.
Stringer, who is running unopposed in the Democratic primary for city comptroller, said companies here can boost business by tapping into foreign markets, citing an architectural firm, WORKac, that designed projects in Russia and Brooklyn Brewery, which sells its beer... » more
UPDATED 8:20 p.m.: There was high drama — and frozen traffic — in midtown Manhattan Wednesday afternoon as the FDNY rescued two maintenance workers stranded on a scaffold outside the 44th floor of the Hearst Tower, officials said.
Fire officials said that the movable scaffolding used to hoist the men appeared to have malfunctioned, causing the device to bend at an angle.
After the initial... » more
Facebook has finally hopped on the bandwagon, joining the likes of Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest with the introduction of hashtags.
The feature works similarly across all four social media platforms by allowing users to put individual posts into a larger context. Starting today, Facebook users can type clickable hashtags that link to a feed showing posts on the same topic by other users... » more
The best food truck in America calls New York home, as Red Hook Lobster Truck nabbed the top spot in a new report from The Daily Meal.
New York had a huge showing on the list, which ranks the 101 best food trucks in America this year, with 10 hometown trucks making the cut.
Three of the city’s food trucks placed in the top 10, including Red Hook Lobster Truck, Big Gay Ice Cream Truck... » more