On Dec. 1, the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released their annual “Pokey and Schleppie Awards” for the worst bus routes in town. The snail award went to the slowest bus, while the elephant award went to the most unreliable.
A boisterous group of more than 1,000 people showed up at a public hearing in TriBeCa on Nov. 30 to voice their opinion on hydraulic fracking. Unlike in more fracking-friendly upstate New York, the crowd was — by an extremely rough estimate — about 99 percent against, and 1 percent (familiar numbers?) for fracking.
Assemblyman William Boyland Jr. allegedly collected a bribe from an undercover FBI agent at a Brooklyn fundraiser but he claimed expenses in Albany that day. The Capitol reports.
So far this year, police officers have stopped and frisked more than 1,500 New Yorkers a day on average, a statistic that may rise by the end of 2011.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s experimental model for allocating economic development funds resembles a combination of lottery and beauty pageant for New York’s 10 regions.
The one-day cost for NYPD overtime during the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade outstripped average overtime costs for Occupy Wall Street, The New York World reports.
Wild turkeys have a long history in New York. MetroFocus talked to the top bird at the National Wild Turkey Federation about how they differ from the turkey on your table, and about their past, present and future.
A majority of New York City Democrats would vote against a mayoral candidate who opposed paid sick leave and a living wage, according to a new survey to be released today. City Hall News reports.
The failure of Washington lawmakers to present a plan to cut $1.2 trillion from the federal budget could cost New York $5 billion in federal subsidies.