Posts Tagged ‘Michael Bloomberg’

Direct Action Fashion Show Promotes Spectacle and Going Green

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

Oyster shell dresses and green grass suits raise awareness of the city’s community gardens Michael Leete, who works at the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) in Alphabet City, showed up for last weekend’s “anti-fashion” show dressed as a sparkly orange tree. Leete, 28, and fellow acts were decked out head-to-toe in all recycled and [&hellip
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New York City’s Most Popular Baby Names: Isabella and Jayden

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Photo by skeddy in NYC, courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons. By Paul Bisceglio If a new mother in the city happens to challenge you to guess her baby’s name, you now know your safest bet: Isabella or Jayden. On Wednesday, mayor Michael Bloomberg announced New York City’s most popular baby names of 2011. The results were gleaned from the Health Department’s birth certificates, which identified [&hellip
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Free Vibrators Shut Down by City Hall Yesterday, Back in Action Today

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

trojan-condoms By Paul Bisceglio   Downtown was buzzing with excitement yesterday for the prospect of free vibrators. Trojan announced that it would be distributing 10,000 Tri-Phoria and The Pulse devices — $40 and $30 retail values, respectively! — from two hot dog carts in different neighborhoods throughout the day, so New Yorkers lined the streets of [&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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Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Notes from the Neighborhood, Our Town

NeighborhoodChatter East Siders Applaud MTA Repair Plan Upper East Side City Council Member Jessica Lappin released the results of a transit survey this week that finds that an overwhelming majority of constituents are happy with the MTA’s new Fastrack subway maintenance system. The Fastrack program replaced the old system of closing down subway stations for several [&hellip
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Gay Marriage Nets $259 Million for NYC in a Year

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

By Paul Bisceglio   Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christie Quinn announced on Tuesday that a study by the City Clerk’s office  and NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, estimated that same sex-marriages have contributed $259 million to the city’s economy since New York passed the Marriage Equality Act one year ago on [&hellip
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NYC’s Bike Share Program Delayed

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

Via Citi Bike By Paul Bisceglio Where are all the bikes? New Yorkers expected to see 7,000 more of them at this point in the summer, but now Citi Bike, the city’s new bike share program, has been delayed for unspecified reasons. Mayor Michael Bloomberg confirmed in a radio interview on Friday that the city was unsure of [&hellip
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Bloomingdale Child Care Program at Risk

Written by West Side Spirit on . Posted in Family, News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

FW-BloomingdaleFamily2(JS) By Amanda Woods Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council reached a budget agreement on Monday that increases city funding for child care and after-school programs, but it may not be enough to help the Bloomingdale Family Program’s Head Start program on the Upper West Side, which is projected to shut down in the fall. [&hellip
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Mayor, Council Deliver “On-Time, Balanced Budget”

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Fire companies and after-school programs saved in 2013 budget Yesterday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg and the City Council passed a $68.5 billion budget for 2013, which will help to save some children’s programs and 20 fire companies, the Huffington Post reports. “Working with our partners in the Council, we’ve again produced an on-time, balanced budget for [&hellip
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