Posts Tagged ‘New York Times’

Deputy Mayor Takes to the Twittersphere to Defend the Bloomberg

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

256px-Twitter.svg Wolfson takes to the Twittersphere to defend the Bloomberg administration When Mayor Michael Bloomberg is under attack, one trusty weapon in Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson’s arsenal is the tweet. Wolfson, Bloomberg’s deputy mayor for government affairs and communications, has been garnering attention in recent months for taking to the Twittersphere to go after the administration’s critics, [&hellip
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South Street Seaport Fire Caused by Electrical Wiring Mishap

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

A fire that broke out at the South Street Seaport on Saturday was caused by faulty electrical wiring, reports the Huffington Post.  The fire started under Pier 17 and grew to engulf about 100 square feet, but was tamed in under two hours. Pictures of the blaze show onlookers photographing and gawking at immense clouds [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Seeks Balance Between Stop-and-Frisk and Civil Liberties, Pushes for Tappan Zee Bridge

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Photo courtesy of City & State. Gov. Andrew Cuomo, back from a fishing tripon Long Island, went on Fred Dicker’s radio program today and aggressively  promoted his plan to replace the Tappan Zee Bridge. The plan for the bridge’s replacement has been criticized by several different opposition groups, the New York Times wrote late last month, with environmental advocates worried about [&hellip
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Protesters Show Up Outside Romney Hamptons Fundraiser, Condemn His “Koch Problem”

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Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared at three private fundraising events in the Hamptons this past weekend, raising a total of approximately $3 million, and causing quite a stir among protesters. Billionaire David Koch hosted one of these notable fundraisers at his shorefront home, reports ABC News. Oil tycoon Koch has come to be known as [&hellip
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Espaillat & Rangel Recount: Worthy of an HBO Movie

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Photo by John C Abell. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. Tuesday is turning into “bash the BOE day” with the New York Times editorial page and many others blasting the city’s Board of Elections for its difficulty getting an accurate count for the few votes cast in last week’s Congressional primary in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx. The Times says that the board does not [&hellip
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One Language Disappears Every 14 Days, New York City Plays an Unforeseen Role

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by Alissa Fleck In its series “Vanishing Voices,” National Geographic reports one language dies every fourteen days. By the next century, the magazine predicts, half of the 7,000 languages spoken on Earth will be gone altogether. Small communities are increasingly abandoning their native languages in favor of the much more widely-spoken English, Spanish and Mandarin. [&hellip
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Is Charlie Rangel the Next Strom Thurmond? Supporter Says Yes

Written by Josh Rogers on . Posted in NY Press Exclusive

Strom Thurmond in the twilight of his tenure. Photo courtesy of Flickr Commons. “Charlie Rangel might be the Strom Thurmond of Harlem.” It sounded like something one of Rangel’s primary opponents would have said Tuesday just after losing to the congressman, but it was actually said by a staunch supporter, Assemblyman Keith Wright, who made the curious statement to the New York Times at Rangel’s victory party. Like [&hellip
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