Mayor

Mayor de Blasio and CM Mendez Co-Hosting Town Hall Tonight

Posted October 12, 2017 at 9:24 am

‘Tis the season for town hall meetings. Tonight, Mayor Bill de Blasio and outgoing City Councilmember Rosie Mendez will co-host a town hall – this time with City Council District 2 denizens. The mayor sure is making the rounds this election year. This past June, Lower East Siders had a chance to lob questions at de Blasio and Councilmember […]

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‘Welcome to Manhattan’ Signs Changed to Reflect Mayor de Blasio

Last modified February 13, 2015 at 12:10 am

Mayor de Blasio is officially emblazoned on the street. It took three weeks to finally happen, but the DOT finally swapped out the welcome signage at the Williamsburg and Manhattan bridges to reflect the new administration. The change in traffic markers happened within the last couple days.

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‘Welcome to Manhattan’ Traffic Sign on Delancey Still Touts Bloomberg as Mayor

Posted January 3, 2014 at 10:30 am

Bill de Blasio has been mayor for three days. Apparently, no one at the DOT got the memo to swap out this sign greeting city-bound motorists off the Williamsburg Bridge. Perhaps it was the New Year’s holiday or the winter storm currently enveloping the region. Whatever the case may be, the welcome party into the […]

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Subway Scenes: Street Campaign Champions “Anybody But Quinn” for Mayor

Posted May 8, 2013 at 6:24 am

The highly-vocal campaign against Christine Quinn for Mayor just jumpstarted with some guerrilla marketing tactics.

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Mayor Bloomberg Holds Press Conference at Seward Park High School

Last modified November 1, 2012 at 8:31 am

Mayor Bloomberg stopped by Seward Park High School to address the city on the precipice of Hurricane Sandy.

Streets

Rivington Businesses Must Remove Sidewalk ATMs

Last modified February 21, 2011 at 8:01 am

The mayor recently signed the sidewalk ATM bill. Now the first set of neighborhood offenders have already been singled out.

Mayor Bloomberg Spotted at Rangers Game Last Night

Posted January 12, 2011 at 9:32 am

There was no alleged Bermuda trip for Mayor Bloomberg last night, on the eve of the current snowstorm.

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City Council Approves Legislation Against Sidewalk ATMs

Posted December 9, 2010 at 10:01 am

As residents of the Lower East Side, it’s all too familiar to see soulless ATMs dotting almost every storefront on any given block. Some are marked by cheapo paper signs screaming “get cash,” while others are illuminated.  Just begging you to dip that card. We even tried to map out all the money machines in […]

Lower Eastside Girls Club Groundbreaking Ceremony

Last modified November 1, 2010 at 11:13 am

Last Friday afternoon, officials from the NYC Housing Development Corporation, the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, elected state and local leaders, and project developer Dermot Company were on hand for a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the new Lower East Side Girls Club Center for Community. Located on Avenue D and East 7th Street […]

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Recap: Ed Koch at Tenement Museum’s Tenement Talks

Posted October 27, 2010 at 6:12 am

Last night, the Tenement Museum bookshop was a zoo.  It was the hot ticket in the neighborhood, as former mayor Ed Koch was in the house for the heralded Tenement Talks series. The event was a sold out affair, and lines queued for the remaining handful of standing-room-only tickets at the door.