Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Bloomberg’

Tapped In: MTA; River Ferry Service; Endorsement; Red Hook

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

ferry Compiled by Jessica Mastronardi and Paul Bisceglio MTA TO RAISE FARES The Metropolitan Transportation Authority unanimously voted to raise fares on the city’s trains, buses, bridges and tunnels last Wednesday, Dec. 19. The new rates, which will go into effect in March, include a 25-cent increase on base subway and bus fares (up to $2.50), [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Good Bargain; Common Sense

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit, Opinion Our Town, Opinion West Side Spirit, Our Town, West Side Spirit

letters GOOD BARGAIN? To the Editor: Anyone having recently ridden on the 1956 vintage Manhattan 42nd Street cross-town bus had a great trip down memory lane. It was a time when bus drivers had to make change and drive at the same time. No one dared bring any food on the bus or leave any litter [&hellip
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Kids March to Protest Marine Transfer Station

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

“Dear Mayor Bloomberg,” wrote Kiara Gomez, 9. “You should not do this. You should know that you are hurting many children’s feelings. No child would ever want to play so close to a dump. That is ruining our community.” Gomez’s letter was one of around 1,000 testimonials delivered by schoolchildren to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s official [&hellip
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Battery Park City School Overcrowding at ‘Breaking Point’

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

No_School_Today Parents hope petition will force city, DOE to act Parents in Lower Manhattan say that overcrowding at Battery Park City School (P.S. 276) is nearing a breaking point, and they have launched an online petition demanding that Mayor Bloomberg and the city’s Department of Education take decisive action and limit the number of incoming kindergarten [&hellip
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The Protagonist: Train Reading is Almost Too Sexy to Handle

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

joyce-746776 Alert the Mayor – it’s time for a new ban. Train reading has become way too sexy, according to my own “expert” analysis at least. The Protagonist interviewed several New Yorkers this week with the goal of better understanding the incredibly complex psychology behind the act of subway reading. Anticipating primarily tales of the embarrassment [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter: Macy’s Tickets for Hurricane Victims, Monet Theft, New Ferry Service

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

dt_rikers_AA Macy’s Parade Tickets Will Go to Victims of Hurricane Sandy Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Macy’s announced that 5,000 bleacher seats at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will be reserved for those impacted by October’s Hurricane Sandy. The seats are located along the parade route. NYC officials who represent those hardest hit by the storm [&hellip
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In Recovery: How Sandy Reset Our Waterfront Dreams

Written by Alissa Fleck on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

As the storm’s impact on ecological systems and infrastructure becomes clear, what steps should be taken to secure the city against future floods? In the days following late October’s hurricane-turned-superstorm Sandy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and other city and state officials described the immense damage to the city. They talked about the death toll, the lost [&hellip
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Editorial: The Mayor Must Now Call Off His Stinky Garbage Plan

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

trash Climate change now threatens an ill-conceived garbage dump  Like the rest of New York, Gov. Cuomo, Mayor Bloomberg and Speaker Quinn have now become acutely aware that there is a new normal: climate change, extreme weather events and crumbling infrastructure must inform every public policy decision made about our city. We must now revisit the [&hellip
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Locals Saying Hurricane Sandy Shows 91st Street Dump Not Safe

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

Opponents of the recently approved East 91st Street Waste Transfer Station have a new weapon in their ongoing battle against the 10-story, $240 million project: Hurricane Sandy. The flooding that surged from the East River all the way to Second Avenue between 91st and 96th streets during the Oct. 29 storm, they argue, provides tangible [&hellip
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