Governor Andrew Cuomo’s push to amend New York’s constitution to allow Las Vegas-style casinos may end a 59-year wait for Jackie Horner, whose story of her student “Baby” inspired the 1987 movie “Dirty Dancing.”
Cyrus Vance Jr. is poised to run unopposed for re-election as Manhattan district attorney after a first term that saw the streamlining of criminal cases, protests against Wall Street and the arrest of Dominique Strauss-Kahn.
As Bill de Blasio weighed a longshot run for New York City mayor, he needed help from people who shared his self-described activist-progressive views. He found it in a political consulting firm, hatched in a Manhattan sublet, where many on the staff are closer in age to his children than to him.
New York will receive $352 million less in tax revenue than Mayor Michael Bloomberg anticipated in his $68.7 billion preliminary budget for fiscal 2013, mostly because of lower revenue from Wall Street, his office said.
As President Barack Obama pushed national security to the political forefront with an unannounced trip to Afghanistan, Mitt Romney appeared at a Manhattan firehouse and stressed that he also would have ordered the raid that killed Osama bin Laden a year ago.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg ’s 2011 budget will retain 892 police jobs that had been targeted in January for elimination through attrition to save money, a person with direct knowledge of the proposal said.