By Mark Mix
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When Hurricane Sandy flooded the New York City subways, I remember thinking to myself, "Gee, the city should spend a couple of million dollars upgrading the air-ventilation shafts and subway entrances to prevent this from happening again." Now, we see that the mayor proposes a nearly $20 billion program to solve this problem ("NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg wants to spend $19.5B to fight hurricanes," Web, June 12). Mr. Bloomberg's plan includes building walls around lower Manhattan to keep out rising waters owing to global warming. But melting ice packs will only raise sea levels one inch per decade at most, so this is hardly worth building ugly walls that would destroy views from places like Battery Park. Surely, it would be better to simply protect air-ventilation shafts and subway entrances from the once-a-century Sandy-type storm.
A pregnant Texas actress who first told the FBI that her husband sent ricin-tainted letters to President Barack Obama and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, then allegedly said she sent them because her husband "made her" do it, was charged Friday with threatening the president.
Investigators seeking the identity of the person who sent ricin-tainted letters to New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and to President Obama say they now have a person of interest.
New York City police say two anonymous letters sent to Mayor Michael Bloomberg contained traces of the deadly poison ricin.
New York City's bike sharing program, a pet project of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, is barely a day old and already finds itself with a handful of issues — and one bike short.
New York City's Department of Consumer Affairs has given notice to 17 restaurants that offer sidewalk cafe dining: Stop the outdoor service.
President Obama's foreign policy speech was stopped multiple times by Code Pink heckling, and Lois Lerner was suspended from the her position at the IRS. On the international stage, two men in the United Kingdom murdered a soldier in the streets of London. Here's a recap, or wrap, of the week that was from The Washington Times.
A day after New York City FC was born, Claudio Reyna became the team's first employee.
Hoping their baseball success will translate to titles in another sport, the Yankees are combining with English power Manchester City to own a Major League Soccer expansion team in New York that will start play in 2015.
A former security guard for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg — one of the most vociferous voice in America for gun control — admitted Thursday that he shot at his then-girlfriend's ex-boyfriend and then covered it up, concerned about the national attention it would bring his unit.
New York City could soon become the first major city to allow non-citizens to vote in its municipal elections, as city council hearings on the proposal begin today.
Public School 244 in the Flushing section of New York's Queens borough has gone vegan — the first public school in the nation to serve only vegetarian meals for breakfast and lunch.
Comedian Bill Maher appeared on ABC's "Jimmy Kimmel Live" Tuesday night, and he had some choice words for New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his controversial soda ban. "I think it gives liberals a bad name. I really do," the HBO show host said.
When President Obama arrives here Wednesday to cheer the state's newly passed gun control laws, don't expect Colorado's county sheriffs to join in the celebration.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that there are times when an individual's rights should be infringed upon, and the Obama administration came under fire as the Supreme Court heard arguments in landmark gay marriage cases.
And now it's New York City's turn to play, Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Thursday.
"We expect to have record energy use today. It will be a challenge," said New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.