Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Subscribe Log In Log In Today’s Paper Advertisement Supported by ByJennifer Steinhauer Oct. 18, 2018 WASHINGTON — President Trump may well be one of the few New York leaders liked by the heartland of America. Yet his growing unpopularity elsewhere may not only fuel a Democratic resurgence in November — it may be the very thing that propels more New Yorkers into power. If the Democrats retake the House of Representatives in the midterm elections, New York would play a larger role in Washington than it has in a generation. Representative Jerrold L. Nadler would head the powerful House Judiciary Committee, charged with investigations into Mr. Trump’s administration. Representative Eliot L. Engel would become chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, and Representative Nita M. Lowey would take the helm of the House Appropriations Committee — … [Read more...] about Will Trump Make New York Democrats the New Lords of Capitol Hill?
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index New York Log In Subscribe Log In Today’s Paper Supported by Peter Ciaccia prepared for his last marathon as its race director, using a prerace course inspection as a vehicle to reminisce. ByKevin Armstrong Nov. 2, 2018 From his perch, riding through Brooklyn on a black bicycle, Peter Ciaccia noticed things that only someone with his experience and, more to the point, his responsibilities, would notice. A dumpster needed to be moved from 94th Street in Bay Ridge. Dedicated “no parking” signs were not up yet, and he wondered when they would. It was two weeks before Sunday’s New York City Marathon, and Mr. Ciaccia’s last as the race director. It was time for the annual spot check of the 26.2-mile course. Dressed in layered clothing to combat high winds and temperatures in the low 40s, he advanced in a 10-person peloton composed of New York Road Runners staff … [Read more...] about Last Time Around: New York City Marathon Chief Takes Measure of a Long Journey
The August deadline for most city jobs has passed, but there's no reason candidates can't get a jump on tests coming up this fall. Starting Sept. 5, several jobs and promotional tests will be open, including: bridge and tunnel sergeant, dock builder, car inspector, fire marshal, plumber's helper, senior sewage treatment worker, NYPD sergeant and Correction Department warden. Each of these jobs and promotional titles has a unique set of qualifications and requirements. It's best to go to the Department of Citywide Administrative Services Web site (www.nyc.gov/dcas) and download the Notice of Examination for each. You can also call the DCAS' division of personnel service's interactive telephone voice response system at (212) 669-1357. New head of police pension fund After 16 years as president of the Lieutenants Benevolent Association, Anthony Garvey is stepping down from that position to serve as executive director of the New York City Police Pension Fund. The fund … [Read more...] about Autumn in New York means new job posts
Let's see if you're a real New Yorker, or just a wanna-be. Take our quiz below! Click at the link at the right for the answer key. Good luck! 1. What is the name of the statue above, and what is she waving at? a. Minerva; she is waving at the Statue of Liberty 2. What is the name of the statue above right, and where is it located?a. Globe of Steel, United Nations Plaza 3. Which borough is not on an island?a. Bronx 4. What bridges DO NOT connect Queens to the Bronx? 5. Which tunnel connects Manhattan to the Bronx?a. Holland 6. What’s the county name for Staten Island?a. Smith 7. What was the name of the city’s worst subway accident?a. The Coney Island Ave. Crash 8. Where does the NYC Marathon end?a. Prospect Park 9. Sunnyside Gardens is a neighborhood in Queens. The old Sunnyside Garden during the 1940 and ‘50s was?a. Garden and arboretum 10. The first official mayoral portrait to hang in City Hall that was a photograph, not a painting, … [Read more...] about How well do you really know New York? Test your NY-IQ with this ultimate quiz
WASHINGTON - Homeland security officials will hand New York $18.5 million today to keep the city's prototype dirty-bomb detection system running, the Daily News has learned. New York lawmakers had to battle the Obama administration for the money, putting it in the federal budget last year after homeland security officials stripped it. The money arrives with just over a week left in the fiscal year, and couldn't come too soon, said Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.). "As we've repeatedly seen, New York City is the No. 1 target for terrorists around the world who want to harm Americans," said Gillibrand, who also is trying to pass another $20 million for next year. Run out of an operations center in the city, the effort features more than 4,500 pieces of radiation detection equipment, many equipped with GPS locators. It's all aimed at sniffing out a nuke or dirty bomb before it can get across a bridge or tunnel and be detonated in the city. Terrorism experts warn that the Holy … [Read more...] about New York bags $18 million from Homeland Security for key bomb detection system