Posts Tagged ‘Letitia James’

Strength in Numbers

Written by Alan Krawitz on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

Sen. Dan Squadron’s grassroots campaign for public advocate paying dividends When it comes to financing his still unofficial campaign for New York City’s public advocate post, Manhattan/Brooklyn Sen. Daniel Squadron is in many ways taking the road less traveled. With a decidedly grassroots approach to fundraising which favors dainty donations from a diverse field mostly [&hellip
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Bloomberg and Bodegas: The Power Elites?

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in Opinion and Column, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

josh Hollow arguments from opponents to a ban on large sodas  Bodegas, you see, are some of the New York City businesses that will clean up at the expense of the “little guys,” like pizza parlors and McDonald’s, if, as expected, Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s new soda policy goes into effect in September. That was just one [&hellip
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Soda Companies Combat Bloomberg’s Soda Ban

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News, Eat & Drink, News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown

New New Yorkers of Beverages Choice made to promote soft drink freedom It was welcomed by many New Yorkers when it was brought to our attention in May, but Mayor Bloomberg’s plan to restrict the purveyance of 16 oz. sodas has, with no surprise, angered soda companies, movie theaters, and restaurants. Major companies like Pepsi-Cola and [&hellip
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City Council Overrides Mayor Bloomberg’s “Living Wage” Veto

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

living-wage-300x168 At a press conference on the steps of City Hall this morning, advocates for the “living wage” bill celebrated the New York City Council’s expected override Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s veto of the legislation this afternoon. After years of struggling to get the bill passed, the mood was gleeful, full of prayers and hymns. “By overriding [&hellip
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Bloomberg Administration Looks to Reduce Brooklyn Off-Street Parking

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

From City & State’s Heard Around Town: The Bloomberg administration is looking to cut in half the amount of parking required in downtown Brooklyn residential developments, an attempt to address a glut of off-street parking in the area and encourage more affordable housing. The Planning Department this afternoon is launching a public review of the [&hellip
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