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NEW YORK — On any given day, hundreds of passengers toting bags and suitcases crowd sidewalks near Penn Station waiting to board buses destined for cities along the East Coast. That has been the status quo for years as the cheap buses — fares can go for a few bucks —have grown in popularity among budget-conscious travelers. With the congested sidewalks, though, have come complaints from property owners about makeshift outdoor bus stops and safety and pollution concerns about idling buse... More detail
“Talk is cheap,” Democratic mayoral candidate Christine Quinn said today during what was billed as a major speech. “Voters will decide based on actions. The greatest indication of what someone will be able to achieve can be found in what they’ve already accomplished. The record speaks for itself.” The speech, delivered at the East Harlem Center for Asthma, was noteworthy for Quinn’s attacks on rivals and her emphatic support of the nearby East 91st Street waste transfer station. ... More detail
Most New York citizens of voting age do not vote — and they definitely do not vote in mayoral primaries or elections. That means this year’s candidates, If they have any hope of getting to Gracie Mansion, will need to build coalitions of supporters willing to get to the polls on primary day and Election Day from an increasingly diverse voter roll. When Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney for President in 2012, less than 50 percent of those in the city who could have qualified to vote did so, w... More detail
NEW YORK — Striking a tone of defiance, Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today that New York City will not retreat from its coastline despite the threat of rising sea levels and the possibility of storms more catastrophic than Hurricane Sandy. On the contrary, he argued, the city should not only continue to build along the waterfront but build better. “As New Yorkers, we cannot and will not abandon our waterfront. It’s one of our greatest assets. We must protect it, not retreat from it,”... More detail
Mayor Michael Bloomberg was among tens of thousands of New Yorkers marching in yesterday's Puerto Rican Day Parade, as were many of the candidates who hope to replace him in Januray. Many of the mayoral hopefuls took to the Twittersphere to show their committment the Latino community. #LatinosfordeBlasio are leading the way at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. #QueVivaPuertoRicotwitter.com/deBlasioNYC/st… — Bill de Blasio (@deBlasioNYC) June 9, 2013 Joe salutes the Puerto Rican community ... More detail