- New York lawmakers may aim for status quo in housing debates Updated: May-23-15 1:37 pm
ALBANY, New York - With Albany still reeling from corruption scandals and time running out on the legislative session, it's looking less likely state lawmakers will overhaul New York City's longstanding rent regulations or a tax break for real estate developers.
- Bratton says he's 'optimistic' he'll get more officers Updated: May-21-15 4:11 pm
NEW YORK - New York Police Commissioner William Bratton says he's optimistic he will be able to hire more officers, even though there was no allotment in the city's budget for it.
- NYC mayor picks Karen Hinton as his new press secretary Updated: May-21-15 4:04 pm
NEW YORK - After a three-month search, Mayor Bill de Blasio has hired a new press secretary - and she has ties to his frequent political rival, Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
- De Blasio's plan for public housing includes private leases Updated: May-19-15 6:22 pm
NEW YORK - A plan to tackle "the worst financial crisis" in the history of the New York City Housing Authority includes leasing unused land in housing complexes for private residential development, a proposal that has caused controversy in the past, as well as other steps like modernizing rent collection, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.
- CBS morning show to broadcast from top of NYC skyscraper Updated: May-19-15 11:31 am
NEW YORK - Nobody's hoping for a clear day in New York on Wednesday more than the staff at "CBS This Morning," which is broadcasting its entire two-hour show from the new 102nd floor observation deck at One World Trade Center.
- NY Assembly votes to extend NYC's local control of schools Updated: May-19-15 12:05 am
ALBANY, New York - Mayor Bill de Blasio's control of New York City's public schools would be renewed for another three years under legislation approved Monday by the state Assembly.
- Clooney, mayor to help open 1 World Trade Center observatory Updated: May-18-15 4:28 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh), George Clooney and Anderson Cooper are helping to open the new observatory at One World Trade Center.
- Team de Blasio: Mayor's inner circle has outside advisers Updated: May-18-15 1:07 am
NEW YORK - Bill de Blasio's inner circle isn't contained by the walls of City Hall.
- NYC police boss pitches amnesty idea to clear 1.2M warrants Updated: May-17-15 12:00 pm
NEW YORK - Sheila Beasley was struggling to clean up after her beloved Rottweiler, Rocky, on a Bronx sidewalk on a December day in 2008 when she briefly put his leash down - a move spotted by a nearby plainclothes police officer who promptly wrote her a summons for having an unleashed dog.
- State restores funding to 16 NYC homeless shelters Updated: May-15-15 5:43 pm
NEW YORK - New York State is reversing course and is no longer withholding funding for 16 New York City homeless shelters.
- Effort to crack down on abuses at NYC nail salons announced Updated: May-15-15 4:29 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is launching an effort to crack down on abuses and health risks at nail salons.
- New York City Council minority leader to resign Updated: May-15-15 12:29 pm
NEW YORK - The minority leader of the New York City Council will be resigning his post.
- Cuomo sides with NYC police, fire unions on disability pay Updated: May-14-15 11:28 pm
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday he stands behind police and fire unions in a fight to increase the benefits city uniformed workers will receive if they're seriously injured on the job.
- In Washington, NYC mayor touts national liberal vision Updated: May-12-15 10:45 pm
WASHINGTON - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, fashioning himself as one of the left's loudest voices on economic causes, appeared in Washington on Tuesday to make two stops on his national tour to tout the need to fight income inequality - one with Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the other to unveil his national liberal political platform - before meeting with President Barack Obama.
- Mayor de Blasio insists his national travels help NYC Updated: May-11-15 7:17 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio, his recent surge of travel beyond the borders of New York City coming under scrutiny, is defending his forays outside the city as he moves to influence the national political conversation, which he believes will, in turn, help those he represents back home.
- No rating improvement for New York City jail health provider Updated: May-11-15 9:20 am
NEW YORK - Overall performance of the private health care provider for New York City's jails failed to improve last year amid heightened scrutiny over inmate deaths that put the company's contract under review, according to an evaluation obtained by The Associated Press.
- Does NYC mayor, now a national figure, risk trouble at home? Updated: May-10-15 4:19 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio's political vision - and his political travels - have increasingly reached far beyond the borders of New York City.
- NYC mayor to deliver speech at University of California Updated: May-08-15 6:04 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will continue his recent national travels with a lecture at the University of California.
- Latest on NYPD funeral: Officer promoted posthumously Updated: May-08-15 5:26 pm
- At New York officer's funeral, police reflect on tough time Updated: May-08-15 3:46 pm
SEAFORD, New York - Thousands of police from around the country spilled out of a church into the streets surrounding a slain New York City officer's funeral on Friday, calling for respect and understanding at a time when law enforcement is being deeply scrutinized.
- Wake held for NYPD officer shot in the head while on duty Updated: May-08-15 1:38 am
BETHPAGE, New York - Blue ribbons were tied to utility poles and trees in this Long Island neighborhood on Thursday as thousands of officers began saying goodbye at a wake for a New York City police officer slain on patrol.
- Mom sues NYC over son's stabbing death in public housing Updated: May-07-15 8:58 pm
NEW YORK - The mother of a 6-year-old who was stabbed to death in a public housing complex elevator sued the city Thursday, saying officials let blatant security risks linger before the attack on her son and a 7-year-old friend.
- NYC mayor's budget doesn't heed calls to hire more police Updated: May-07-15 7:24 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday unveiled his $78.3 billion executive budget, a sweeping proposal that devotes more money to fighting homelessness, bolstering struggling schools and creating affordable housing but does not include funding to hire 1,000 additional police officers.
- Cuomo calls for panel to address fast-food industry wages Updated: May-07-15 5:56 pm
NEW YORK - Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday that the current wage paid to fast-food industry workers is "a fundamental violation of the promise of America" and told the state labor commissioner to put together a panel to issue a recommendation in a few months about what it should be.
- NYC mayor to gather liberals in Washington next week Updated: May-06-15 10:01 am
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is saying a group of liberals will gather in Washington next week to unveil a progressive agenda.