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Mayor's Girlfriend Says President Obama 'Has a Lot to Learn'

Mayor Michael Bloomberg's girlfriend, Diana Taylor, criticized President Obama, Senator Gillibrand and the slew of Republican presidential hopefuls in an interview with the New York Observer .

Manhattan »

Mayor Bloomberg Warns of 'Riots' Unless Economy Improves

Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned Friday that unless the economy improves, young people could riot on the streets.

Manhattan »

New York's Poverty Rate Outpaces Historic National Increase

The national and state poverty rate both rose in 2010 amid concerns over a lack of job creation.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Upper West Siders Tread on Conservatives

Well-known sidewalk artist Hani Shihada was recently commissioned to paint portraits of Margaret Thatcher and other political figures.

Downtown »

9/11 Memorial Opens to the Public

The National September 11 Memorial opened Monday, welcoming victims' families and survivors.

Downtown »

Thousands Commemorate 10th Anniversary of 9/11 at World Trade Center Site

The city marked the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 with a solemn ceremony at the flourishing World Trade Center site.

Downtown »

James Taylor and Paul Simon to Perform at 9/11 Memorial Ceremony

James Taylor and Paul Simon are expected to perform at Sunday's 9/11 memorial ceremony, City Hall announced Friday.

Downtown »

Downtown Residents Protest 9/11 Anniversary Street Closures

More than a dozen streets will be closed to traffic on Sept. 11, 2011.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

Obama to Attend West Village Campaign Fundraiser

President Obama's visit to a pricey campaign fundraiser at Harvey Weinstein's home in the West Village is expected to disrupt traffic.

Downtown »

President Obama to Attend Fundraiser at Ritz Carlton Battery Park Thursday

President Barack Obama will stop in New York City Thursday night for a DNC fundraiser at the Ritz Carlton Downtown.

Downtown »

Obama, Bush to Participate in 9/11 Anniversary Ceremony

The anniversary marks the first time a president has participated in the ceremony.

Greenwich Village & SoHo »

As Government Talks Debt, Frugal New Yorkers Give Tips

New Yorkers give the government advice on handling its finances.

Midtown & Theater District »

Eataly Trying to Lure President Obama to Flatiron for Birthday Toast

The Italian food emporium is hoping President Barack Obama will pay them a visit to celebrate his 50th birthday with a 1961 Barolo.

Midtown & Theater District »

Justin Bieber Meets 9/11 Teens at Macy's as President Promised, Report Says

Payton Wall, of NJ, had been promised a meeting with Bieber by President Obama at a Ground Zero ceremony in May.

Midtown & Theater District »

Obama Gives Gay Marriage Scant Mention at LGBT Fundraiser

Obama spoke at the Sheraton on 53rd Street and Seventh Avenue during one of three Manhattan fundraisers Thursday.