- Charter school magnate opts against NYC mayoral bid Updated: Oct-08-15 1:07 pm
NEW YORK - Eva Moskowitz, the leader of a major chain of New York City charter schools and an outspoken critic of Mayor Bill de Blasio, ended months of speculation Thursday by declaring she won't run for mayor in 2017.
- James Blake: Police watchdog substantiates force complaint Updated: Oct-07-15 10:56 pm
NEW YORK - Two police officers involved in the mistaken arrest of former tennis pro James Blake, including one who tackled him to the ground, will face an administrative trial after the city's police watchdog substantiated Blake's excessive-force complaint.
- Jennifer Hudson sings at Brooklyn charter schools rally Updated: Oct-07-15 1:56 pm
NEW YORK - Grammy- and Oscar-winning star Jennifer Hudson, introduced by two little girls, performed Wednesday for thousands of cheering charter school supporters in Brooklyn.
- NYC council enters city vs state fight over MTA funding Updated: Oct-07-15 12:13 pm
NEW YORK - Two New York council members say the city shouldn't pay any more than what's already been allotted to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
- New York mayor, who worked for Clinton, meets with Sanders Updated: Oct-06-15 4:16 pm
NEW YORK - New York City mayor and former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with her rival Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
- De Blasio to rename NYC Municipal Building for David Dinkins Updated: Oct-02-15 1:33 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is announcing that Manhattan's Municipal Building will be renamed after former Mayor David Dinkins.
- Federal health program for Sept. 11 responders set to expire Updated: Sep-30-15 6:07 pm
WASHINGTON - A law that provides medical monitoring and treatment for Sept. 11 first responders expires at midnight Wednesday due to the failure of Congress to act.
- New NYC Legionnaires' disease outbreak kills 1, sickens 12 Updated: Sep-30-15 5:06 pm
NEW YORK - A new Legionnaires' disease cluster discovered in the Bronx has killed one person and sickened 12 others just a month after the largest outbreak of the disease in New York City history, health officials said Wednesday.
- De Blasio's presidential forum slated for November in Iowa Updated: Sep-30-15 1:55 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and other elected officials are finalizing plans for a presidential forum this November in Iowa.
- NYC mayor urges city pension funds to divest from coal Updated: Sep-29-15 1:01 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing that New York City's pension funds divest from coal.
- Texas teen arrested for clock visits NYC City Hall Updated: Sep-28-15 6:19 pm
NEW YORK - The Muslim student from Texas who was handcuffed after his homemade clock was mistaken for a bomb has visited New York City Hall.
- New York City mayor meets with Cuban President Castro Updated: Sep-26-15 8:36 pm
NEW YORK - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with Cuban President Raul Castro.
- Scalpers turn papal tickets for profit, drawing church's ire Updated: Sep-24-15 8:50 am
PHILADELPHIA - The rosary beads cost $175. Sounds a bit pricey, except the Craigslist ad says they come with tickets to see Pope Francis. Same with the $10 train passes marked up to $85 in another listing.
- Invoking pope, NYC mayor bolsters outreach to homeless Updated: Sep-23-15 3:38 pm
NEW YORK - On the eve of Pope Francis' visit to New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio repeatedly invoked the pontiff's call to aid the poor while announcing a partnership with the Archdiocese of New York to provide 150 new beds for those living on the street.
- Flags to fly at half-staff in NYC in honor of Yogi Berra Updated: Sep-23-15 2:25 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio has ordered all flags in New York City to fly at half-staff in honor of baseball legend Yogi Berra.
- Judge overturns New York City ban on plastic foam containers Updated: Sep-22-15 5:49 pm
NEW YORK - A state judge has overturned New York City's ban on plastic foam containers, finding the nearly 30,000 tons of dirty meat trays and to-go cups now sent to landfills can be recycled in a cost-effective way, according to a decision made public Tuesday.
- James Blake meets with New York's mayor, police commissioner Updated: Sep-22-15 1:33 am
NEW YORK - Former tennis pro James Blake, who was thrown to the ground by a plainclothes policeman outside a hotel and mistakenly arrested, emerged from a meeting with the mayor and police commissioner on Monday saying they were on the same page about the need for lasting change.
- NYC mayor warns of traffic, delays during papal visit Updated: Sep-21-15 1:48 pm
NEW YORK - Mayor Bill de Blasio is warning New Yorkers that Pope Francis' visit will snarl traffic and cause travel delays - and he did not rule out brief closures of parts of the subway system.
- Poll: NYS voters say de Blasio shouldn't control NYC schools Updated: Sep-21-15 9:16 am
NEW YORK - A new poll shows New York state voters do not want Mayor Bill de Blasio to keep control of New York City public schools.
- Rep says Blake to meet with NYC mayor, police commissioner Updated: Sep-20-15 9:13 pm
NEW YORK - James Blake, the former tennis star who was tackled during a mistaken arrest by a New York City police officer plans to meet with the mayor and police commissioner, according to his spokeswoman.
- Poll: Feud between Cuomo and de Blasio hurting the state Updated: Sep-17-15 10:00 pm
ALBANY, New York - Voters say an ongoing feud between Gov. Andrew Cuomo and New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is hurting the state, according to a survey released Thursday.
- Times Square's topless women discussed at task force meeting Updated: Sep-17-15 6:57 pm
NEW YORK - The topless women and costumed characters who aggressively panhandle in Times Square should be restricted to a designated zone within the famed square, according to a business group's report that gained support in the first meeting of the City Hall task force charged with solving the growing problem.
- Former NY City Council Speaker Quinn named to nonprofit Updated: Sep-17-15 12:35 pm
NEW YORK - Former New York City Council speaker Christine Quinn will head a nonprofit that aids homeless women and children.
- New York smoking rate goes back down after startling rise Updated: Sep-16-15 10:53 pm
NEW YORK - The ranks of smokers are dwindling after a surprising uptick in a city known for tough steps to discourage tobacco use, health officials said Wednesday.
- Council bill would require defibrillators at ballfields Updated: Sep-16-15 5:04 pm
NEW YORK - The New York City Council is set to introduce legislation that would require defibrillators at all city baseball and Little League fields.