Amazon yank Nazi-, Imperial Japan-themed TV ads from N.Y. subway

Nov 25, 2015

Amazon yank Nazi-, Imperial Japan-themed TV ads from N.Y. subway

Amazon.com Inc. on Monday agreed to pull advertisements for a new television show featuring Nazi-inspired imagery from New York City’s subway system, a transit official said, hours after Mayor Bill de Blasio called on the company to do so. The advertisements for “The Man ...

Big Apple rat race: $3 million thrown at rodent plague

Oct 19, 2015

Big Apple rat race: $3 million thrown at rodent plague

Faced with a problem as old as New York itself, officials are turning to new ways to control the legions of rodents residing in the city. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has promised nearly $3 million and a new plan in which inspectors target ...

Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

Jul 13, 2015

Big Apple stages its first disability pride parade

New York City is hosting its first parade honoring people with disabilities. Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke Sunday to kick off the inaugural NYC Disability Pride Parade. He said he was proud of the city being a national leader in supporting rights for disabled ...

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Jan 5, 2015

Mayor eulogizes slain officer as cops outside turn backs

Thousands of New York City police officers turned their backs Sunday as they watched Mayor Bill de Blasio eulogize an officer shot dead with his partner, repeating a stinging display of scorn for the mayor despite entreaties from the police commissioner not to do ...

New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony

Dec 30, 2014

New York mayor greeted by heckles at police ceremony

Simmering tensions between New York City’s police force and its top official boiled over again into public view Monday as boos greeted the mayor during an officer swearing-in ceremony. Hundreds of police turned their backs on Mayor Bill de Blasio during Saturday’s funeral for ...