Federal prosecutors say Silver used the firm to mask "kickbacks" as legitimate income.
The mayor read a spoof mocking his warnings about this week's blizzard.
The petition asks Mayor Bill de Blasio not to tear down the gardens to build affordable housing.
The Assembly will hold an election Feb. 10 to replace Silver, who was arrested on corruption charges.
Both de Blasio and Cuomo say they don't regret the abundance of caution taken.
Schools will reopen Wednesday after city students got a snow day.
Drivers returned to the roads at 7:30 a.m. after the storm dumped only 10 inches of snow on the city.
As a huge snowstorm moves through the city, DNAinfo is your best source for news and information.
Residents lined up for groceries, batteries and beer to prepare for the oncoming storm.
Gov. Cuomo questioned an arrangement that would allow Silver to step back from his role.
Forecasters had feared up to 3 feet. Schools will be open Monday, but will likely be closed Tuesday.
The developer has also increased the size of the planned retail center.
The Barclays Center Impact Zone Alliance wants the city to plan carefully, with residents in mind.
Officers who patrol the projects would be under local precinct command instead of the Housing Bureau.
The mayor laid wreaths at Paris terror attack sites and met with political and Jewish community leaders.
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