UPDATED 12/11/12, 7:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his family are moving to Gracie Mansion, trading the modest Park Slope row house where they share one bathroom for the opulent Yorkville mayoral residence and its eight bathrooms.
While some Brooklynties who shared pizza slices and barbs with the family over the years say the de Blasios will be missed, Manhattanites welcomed their... » more
UPDATED 12/5/13 at 6:45 P.M.: Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Thursday announced he is returning old law enforcement hand Bill Bratton to the NYPD commissioner post, and the two vowed a “new day” of community policing.
“Public safety and respect for the public aren’t contradictory ideas,” de Blasio said at a news conference in Brooklyn. De Blasio would be the second New York City mayor Bratton,... » more
Higher taxes for wealthy New Yorkers? Higher taxes on booze? A commuter tax?
These are some of the suggestions that the city's Independent Budget Office offered Wednesday as part of its Budget Options report, which provides ideas on how to balance the city's finances.
Although Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio will inherit a balanced budget from Michael Bloomberg, IBO director Ronnie Lowenstein... » more
Former police commissioner Bill Bratton yesterday reiterated his interest in being the city's top cop again if Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio came calling.
Pundits and crime experts say Bratton has the personal qualities for a second stint, though he would have to face a different set of police challenges than those posed during his last tenure and Ray Kelly's run as top cop.
"It's a completely... » more
The MTA Tuesday introduced a new exhibit in Grand Central Terminal's lightboxes from four artists who specialize in papercutting.
The centennial of Grand Central Terminal inspired the works in "On Paper/Grand Central at 100" from artists Laura Cooperman, Rob Ryan, Xin Song and Thomas Witte. Their work evokes the rush of commuting, the modernization of Grand Central and the station's famous... » more
City Comptroller John Liu Wednesday chided New York City Transit for how long repairs to critical escalator and elevator problems take.
The review looked at seven of these "Type A" defects and found that the wait for repairs ranged from less than a day up to 126 days.
"We found that NYCT needs to improve its response time" to fix the most serious defects, Liu... » more
A 30-year transportation industry veteran who was in charge of the subway system during Superstorm Sandy was named president of New York City Transit Wednesday.
Carmen Bianco, 61, had been acting president of NYC Transit since April, replacing Thomas Prendergast, who was made interim director of the MTA before becoming its CEO and chairman.
Bianco, who had previously served as senior... » more
The MTA has looked 20 years into the future and has identified $106 billion worth of improvements to the core "nuts and bolts" of the system.
In an assessment of the transit system's needs over the next two decades presented to an MTA board committee Monday, the agency prioritized updating an aging signal system, stock of buses and train cars, tracks and stations.
"It provides both a... » more