New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg has had enough of the Constitution, at least how everyone interprets it today. In response to the Boston Bombing, Mayor Bloomberg believes freedoms will have to be curtailed, to protect freedom.
|By: DSWright Tuesday April 23, 2013 6:40 am|
|By: Jon Walker Wednesday March 20, 2013 9:25 am|
During Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure New York City spent over a million police hours processing misdemeanor marijuana arrests due in large part to the controversial stop and frisk policy that targets minority communities. According to the findings of a new report by the Drug Policy Alliance, from 2002 to 2012 roughly 440,000 low-level misdemeanor marijuana possession arrests were made.
|By: Michelle Chen Wednesday March 6, 2013 11:05 am|
Under the reign of New York City’s billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) has issued millions of dollars in business development subsidies to beleaguered urban neighborhoods, meant to create new jobs and promote entrepreneurial spirit. Now the NYCEDC is teaming up with Wall Street to give loans to local food manufacturers, but activists who have examined the city’s development track record smell something fishy.
|By: Brian Sonenstein Monday December 3, 2012 9:26 am|
|By: David Dayen Wednesday October 31, 2012 3:09 pm|
The New York City subway system will return to partial service tomorrow above 34th Street and in some of the outer boroughs, with connecting bus service from Brooklyn. The Long Island Railroad and Metro North resumed limited service today. And the NBA cancelled a scheduled game in Brooklyn between the Knicks and Nets, which cuts down on additional non-essential travel. This will definitely improve the horrific transportation situation in Manhattan, but still does not approach a full solution.
So the Mayor’s Office has mandated a new policy for car travel. All cars coming into Manhattan from almost all bridges – Transportation Department-manage Harlem River bridges and the George Washington Bridge are currently exempt – or the Lincoln Tunnel (and that’s practically all vehicles, as the Holland Tunnel and Brooklyn/Battery Tunnel remain closed) must contain three or more riders.
|By: David Dayen Friday August 3, 2012 7:00 pm|
The deal is allegedly structured so that Goldman doesn’t make a profit unless the particular human service involved meets their metrics. But why should the public sector deliver a profit to a financial entity at all?
|By: David Dayen Friday July 20, 2012 11:08 am|
In the wake of a shooting tragedy, it is only because of the dedicated work of gun control supporters that the implement used in the tragedy even gets mentioned. The President in his remarks this morning on the incident in Aurora, Colorado, referred to a “gunman” but not the guns he used. It’s proper and I suppose respectful to give words of contrition and sympathy as the head of state. But I wish that someday, we’d hear something in the wake of yet another tragedy like this more akin to what Michael Bloomberg had to say.
|By: Michelle Chen Friday June 29, 2012 6:08 pm|
Two quintessential cliches of New York City street life are heading into more trouble with the law: yellow cabs and prostitutes. To combat the sex trade, the city is pursuing pimps via taxi. But some civil rights advocates fear the measure targets the wrong kind of traffic.
|By: David Dayen Monday June 18, 2012 3:30 pm|
There was an amazing silent march yesterday against the New York City Police Department’s stop and frisk policy. Several thousand took part. And perhaps fittingly, it ended with some police overreach.