02/20/14 07:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — The home of Brooklyn's most famous cheesecake is up for sale. The owners of Junior's Restaurant have put the property at the corner of Flatbush and DeKalb avenues on the market. The chairman of the firm handling the listing says the site would be suited to condominiums with a...
02/20/14 03:15 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor tried to convince a Manhattan jury Thursday that Bernard Madoff's former director of operations was in the thick of his massive fraud, despite his testimony that he was far removed. Assistant U.S. Attorney Randall Jackson made clear through cross examination that...
By Charlie Spiering | 02/20/14 10:40 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio reacted to New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's comments, criticizing him for pushing "income equality." Christie, the Republican governor of New Jersey, called de Blasio's ideas a recipe for mediocrity, and said that the fundamental idea of America was more...
By Timothy P. Carney | 02/19/14 09:23 AM
New York City's new mayor Bill de Blasio promises to be the apotheosis of progressive politics, blending retread Leftist ideas from the 1970s and pioneering new Big Brother plans.
02/18/14 05:00 PM
NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration has reached a deal with one of the 150 municipal unions whose members worked under an expired contract, but he warned that the successful negotiation may not pave the way for other labor agreements. A deal was struck with the small...
By Rebecca Berg | 02/17/14 12:45 PM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie will continue to look to raise money from, and foster goodwill among, Republican Party donors and powerbrokers with a stop tomorrow in New York City, where Christie will speak at a National Republican Senatorial Committee event. Fresh off trips to three states on...
By Jonathan Lemire | 02/13/14 08:20 AM
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his first budget proposal Wednesday, revealing that the nation's largest city has a surplus but warning that it still faces stark fiscal challenges due to the expired labor contracts of all 150 municipal unions.
By Michael Barone | 02/12/14 07:06 PM
Disparate impact. That's a phrase you don't hear much in everyday conversation. But it's the shorthand description of a legal doctrine with important effects on everyday American life -- and more if Barack Obama and his political allies get their way.
By Associated Press | 02/12/14 08:22 AM
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is opposed to letting individual municipalities set their own minimum wages and tax rates, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to do.
By Associated Press | 02/11/14 09:16 AM
Advocates for allowing New York City officials to raise the minimum wage locally are heading to the state Capitol.
By David B. Caruso | 02/10/14 08:09 AM
Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has declared his intention to shut down the industry, saying it is inhumane to keep horses in modern-day Manhattan.
02/09/14 03:11 PM
NEW YORK — Bill de Blasio stooped his 6-foot-5 frame for hours to shake hands with regular New Yorkers touring Gracie Mansion, telling them the opulent mayoral residence was "the people's house." Clad in a jacket and jeans, he cheerfully posed for a TV crew while shoveling snow outside his...
By Charles Hoskinson | 02/04/14 02:13 PM
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says he wants to accommodate the 10 percent of students in the city's public classrooms who are Muslim by closing schools for their religious holidays. The city's public schools already close for the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah, and other breaks are timed to...
By Jim Fitzgerald | 02/03/14 08:25 AM
NEW YORK — If you don't get a job because you're a woman, or you get fired because you're black, or you get transferred to the night shift because you're gay, there's a law for that. But if you're punished at work because you need time to take your child to the doctor or talk to your confused...
01/30/14 09:45 AM
Mark Peters, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's choice to be the city's corruption watchdog, raised more than $22,000 for the mayor as a "bundler," someone who collects checks from other people and gives them to a candidate.
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