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Former New York City Mayor dies at age 88

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Mr. Mayor: A Parade of Mayors Reminisce About the Job

Mr. Mayor: A Parade of Mayors Reminisce About the Job

Former Mayor William O’Dwyer once said: “I wouldn’t wish this job on my worst enemy.”

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Ed Koch Says Albany Reform Is "Dead"

Ed Koch Says Albany Reform Is "Dead"

Hope for Albany redistricting reform may have died with a Supreme Court ruling last week.

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Koch Bristles at Reports of Redistricting Deal

Koch Bristles at Reports of Redistricting Deal

The Senate's Republican leader and Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo are on the brink of breaking campaign promises they made two years ago to overhaul legislative redistricting so that new boundaries are drawn...

Friday, Feb 1, 2013

Bloomberg, Koch Clash Over Wall Street

Bloomberg, Koch Clash Over Wall Street

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and former Mayor Ed Koch disagreed with each other at a panel discussion Tuesday when asked about their response to the Occupy Wall Street protests.

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The larger-than-life former mayor of New York City died of congestive heart failure Feb. 1 at the age of 88.
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Obama Attends Broadway Play With Daughter Malia

Obama Attends Broadway Play With Daughter Malia

Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance in New York City Friday afternoon, where he was spotted and greeted by adoring fans before going on to catch a Broadway show with daughter Malia later that night.

Popular NYC Eatery Shuttered by Fast-Moving Blaze: FDNY

Popular NYC Eatery Shuttered by Fast-Moving Blaze: FDNY

An elderly woman was injured in a quick-moving fire Friday night that spread across two buildings on the Upper West Side, including one that houses a popular restaurant. The fire started on the third floor of 509 Amsterdam Ave., then got into a shaft and shot up through the fifth floor, then spread to the building next door, no. 511, FDNY Chief of Department James Leonard said.  With a firehouse around the corner, firefighters were able to get there in three minutes. At the height of the blaze, 170 firefighters were on the scene, Leonard said.  Cellphone video taken by a neighbor across the street showed flames engulfing an entire apartment on the upper floor and shooting straight through the roof. Leonard said several rooms were burning when firefighters got there.  Fires inside aging buildings like those -- over 100 years old, by Leonard's estimate -- can be difficult to fight, but the firefighters' speedy response and familiarity with th

Wild Chair-Throwing Brawl at City Island Eatery Investigated

Wild Chair-Throwing Brawl at City Island Eatery Investigated

Authorities are investigating a chair-throwing brawl that broke out at a City Island restaurant Thursday night.  It's not clear what sparked the wild fight inside Seafood City. Chairs were picked up and thrown at least a dozen times as patrons shouted and scattered, cellphone video shows.  "They were swinging chairs left to right, people on the floor," said witness Samantha Daniels. "People had their kids, running."  John Doyle of the City Island Civic Association says the State Liquor Authority is investigating the fight and the establishment, but adds it takes significant evidence to revoke a liquor license.  Marjorie Velazquez of Community Board 10 says the SLA should consider doing it.  "This is a restaurant where many families come with small children," she said. Neighbor Joseph Fitzroy, who lives across the street, worries about his own children's safety.  "Anytime a lot of people here, always incid

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

As Party Rebuilds, Democrats Seek a New DNC Leader

Democrats are beginning the process of rebuilding their party by choosing a new national chairman charged with turning widespread opposition to President Donald Trump into more election victories. With the outcome of Saturday's vote uncertain, former Labor Secretary Tom Perez and Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison made a final push Friday to cajole support from the hundreds of state party leaders, donors and activists who make up the Democratic National Committee and determine the party's direction.

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