Posts Tagged ‘Mayor Michael Bloomberg’

Bloomberg Outlines City Budget As Fight With UFT Continues

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

400px-Mayor_Michael_Bloomberg Mayor’s funding priorities leave him open to strong criticism on education By Nick Powell Mayor Michael Bloomberg outlined his preliminary budget for fiscal year 2014 last Tuesday, emphasizing that the budget will be balanced without any tax increases. But what stood out was the glaring loss of $724 million in state education funding over the [&hellip
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Tapped In: Gas Ration Ends, Sandy Book Drive, Senior Center Reopens

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4486 Compiled by Paul Bisceglio and John Friia SCHOOL HOLDS HOLIDAY FAIR PS 199 is hosting a Holiday Boutique Fair on Saturday, Dec. 1. Over 30 vendors will sell clothing, toys, jewelry, crafts and other small gifts to benefit the school and victims of Hurricane Sandy. The fair will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 [&hellip
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Tapped In: Newspaper Recycling, No More Gas Rationing, UES Video Game

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

kidsareawesome NEW INITIATIVE TO RECYCLE NEWSPAPERS East Midtown Partnership and the New York City Department of Sanitation recently announced a newspaper recycling initiative. The program added 21 custom-designed receptacles on East Midtown street corners between East 50th to 61st Streets and Second and Madison Avenues. The 31-gallon receptacles, which cost around $1,350 each, collect newspapers and [&hellip
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Tapped In: Crane Secured, Gas Lines Stretch, Race for Relief

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crane TEETERING CRANE SECURED After six days of precarious dangling 74 stories above the ground, the damaged construction crane alongside 157 W. 57th St. was secured on Sunday. The crane’s 150-foot boom snapped in the middle of Hurricane Sandy’s strong winds, which left it suspended by only a few metal beams at its base as it [&hellip
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Activists Come Out to Protest NYPD’s “Stop and Frisk”

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Breaking News

A scene from the protest on Sunday. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. by Adel Manoukian Reverend Al Sharpton joined thousands of people marching silently at a “Stop-and-Frisk” protest rally held on Sunday, June 17, organized by the Reverend, the NAACP and Local 1199 of the SEIU union. About 300 civil rights groups were represented in the roughly 30-block walk from the northwest corner of Central Park to [&hellip
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Mayor Stands By Stop and Frisk Policy, But Agrees It Could Be Amended

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by Adel Manoukian In a press conference yesterday morning at the First Baptist Church of Brownsville, Brooklyn, Mayor Bloomberg stood by the controversial Stop-and-Frisk policy that the NYPD so readily uses. Although Bloomberg agrees that people who are stopped and frisked by police deserve more respect and better treatment, the mayor stands by the argument [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town, Uncategorized

NeighborhoodChatter Cornell Campus Gets its Start The CornellNYC Tech campus slated for Roosevelt Island has found itself one heck of an incubator. Earlier this week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Google CEO Larry Page and Cornell President David Skorton announced that Google will be lending, free of charge, 22,000 square feet of their Chelsea headquarters to the fledgling [&hellip
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350 children hold walkout at Henry Street Settlement

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

Children and community members protest budget cuts to after-school programs It’s not often children have as much to lose in a political fight as their parents. But for the children of Chinatown and the Lower East Side, this rally was an important one. On Wednesday, May 10, at 4 p.m., more than 350 students in [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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MargaretChin Lower East Side and Chinatown Chin Says Cuts to After-School and Daycare Programs Remain In response to Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s executive budget, Council Member Margaret Chin noted that while the mayor has committed to fund 2,600 teaching positions, the budget still includes cuts to daycare, after-school programs and other services in the Lower East Side [&hellip
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