NYC Politics

Photo via David Greenfield official Twitter. 0

Councilman David Greenfield Urges NYC Sanitation Department to Increase Transparency of Practices

08/31/2016 10:28 AM Updated: 7 months ago

Councilman David Greenfield urged the NYC Sanitation Department to reevaluate its policies on issuing summonses, while increasing the transparency of its practices as well. “The residents

unnamed (6) 0

Councilman David Greenfield Urges Increased Safety Measures At Brooklyn Intersection

08/24/2016 1:16 PM

New York City Councilman David Greenfield is urging the city’s Department of Transportation to improve pedestrian safety by installing a stoplight or a stop sign in

Photo via governor.ny.gov 0

Cuomo Announces NYS to Receive Competitive AmeriCorps Funding

08/24/2016 9:52 AM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced on Tuesday that the state has received over $6 million in AmeriCorps funding to support 18 non-profit organizations that promote

Photo via Phil Goldfeder's office. 0

New $91 Million Improvement Project Coming to Downtown Far Rockaway

08/23/2016 3:46 PM

A $91 million inter-agency project to bring economic growth and opportunity to downtown Far Rockaway was announced at a press conference on Tuesday by New York

NYPD [Dale Chumbley] 0

NYPD Makes Terrorism Prime Responsibility, Inspector General Report Finds

08/23/2016 1:36 PM

A report released on Tuesday from the Office of the Inspector General for the NYPD (OIG) found that protecting New York City from terrorism was the

cuomo2 0

Cuomo Addresses to AFL-CIO Why Working Class is Angry

08/23/2016 11:30 AM

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said that much of the anger around the nation is due to workers getting duped “over the past 30 years,” in

Photo via David Greenfield's office. 0

Greenfield Welcomes Newly-Appointed Israeli Consul General in New York

08/22/2016 1:57 PM

New York City Councilman David Greenfield welcomed new Israeli Consul General in New York Dani Dayan, saying that the decision to appoint Dayan signals Israel’s diverse

Photo via Flickr creative commons Pat Arnow (CC BY-SA 2.0) 0

Cuomo Announces Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission

08/22/2016 12:36 PM

New York State announced the beginning of the NYS’s Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission, which will be responsible for statewide programs that celebrate women’s suffrage

Photo Credit: Kevin Case | Flickr 0

De Blasio Says Anti-Semitism ‘Alive and Well,’ in Synagogue Address

08/22/2016 11:15 AM Updated: 8 months ago

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said that anti-Semitism was “alive and well,” and that those who stand up for the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions”

Photo via Flickr governorandrewcuomo 0

NYS Changes Law on Homicide Victims Receiving Reimbursement

08/19/2016 2:33 PM

New York State is making it easier for families of homicide victims to receive help from the state government after Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation

3027123-poster-p-1-rd-bitcoin-sheriff-of-the-web-preet-bharara 0

U.S. Attorney Bharara Pens Letter on Sheldon Silver’s Appeal

08/19/2016 12:19 PM

Manhattan United States Attorney Preet Bharara wrote a letter to a federal judge filed on Wednesday, saying that convicted former New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon

rubendiazjr 0

$14.3 Million Invested in Bronx Parks, Borough President Announces

08/19/2016 11:15 AM

Over $14.3 million in fiscal year 2017 capital funds has been invested in improving parks throughout The Bronx, which includes $10 million to restore Orchard Beach

AFP/File / Mandel Ngan. US President Barack Obama (R) embraces Elie Wiesel as they visit the camp at Buchenwald near in the eastern German city of Weimar on June 5, 2009 0

Holocaust Survivors Initiative To Be Renamed In Honor of Elie Wiesel

08/19/2016 9:45 AM

The New York City Council’s Holocaust Survivors Initiative will be renamed in honor of the late Nobel Laureate, humans rights activist, professor, author, and Holocaust survivor Elie

Photo via Flickr New York City Council 0

More Than Half of IDNYC Cardholders Use Card As Primary Identification

08/18/2016 4:04 PM

The first comprehensive evaluation of the IDNYC, New York City’s municipal identification program, shows that the program benefits every city resident, especially those who live in

Photo via Flickr creative commons Teresa Alexander-Arab (CC BY-ND 2.0) 0

$150 Million to Go Toward 5 NYC Parks for Renovations

08/18/2016 3:21 PM

New York City will fund major improvements at five large parks around the city to the tune of $150 million, with the investment to go toward

Photo via hillaryclinton.com 0

Clinton Holding Private Meeting With NYC Law Enforcement Officials

08/18/2016 1:00 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is having a private meeting with law enforcement officials in New York on Thursday, including current NYPD Commissioner William Bratton and

CREDIT: Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Twitter 0

NY Governor Directs State Police to Crack Down On Labor Day Impaired Driving

08/18/2016 12:39 PM Updated: 8 months ago

Governor Andrew Cuomo directed State Police Thursday to boost enforcement efforts to stop impaired driving through Labor Day weekend. Cuomo’s Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Photo via Flickr creative commons Jason Lawrence (CC BY 2.0) 0

NYC Sanitation Department Report Recommends Commercial Waste Collection Zones

08/18/2016 9:39 AM

A report by the New York City Department of Sanitation and Business Integrity Commission released on Wednesday found that establishing commercial waste collection zones would decrease

Photo via Flickr creative commons Quim Gil (CC BY-SA 2.0) 0

Nearly $100 Million Made Available for NYS Transportation Programs

08/17/2016 4:27 PM

Nearly $100 million were made available on Wednesday to support bicycle, pedestrian, multi-use path and transportation-related programs that reduce congestion and help meet the requirements of

Photo via nysenate.gov 0

Many New Yorkers Don’t Believe Trump Helps Republicans Maintain Majority in NYS Senate, Poll Finds

08/17/2016 3:14 PM

Only 31% of New York voters believe having Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump will help Republicans maintain control of the New York State Senate, while 62%