Sunday, December 22, 2013
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City has broken a temperature record during a brief December heat wave. The National Weather Service says the temperature in Central Park hit a record-setting 65 degrees yesterday. The previous record was 62, set in 2011 and 1923. Today could be even warmer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Bloomberg steered New York City through economic recession, a catastrophic hurricane and the aftermath of 9/11, but he may always be remembered as the mayor who wanted to ban the Big Gulp. After 12 years, Bloomberg leaves office December 31st with a unique record as a public health crusader. In his three terms he attacked cigarettes, artery-clogging fats and big sugary drinks.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — New Yorkers who haven't registered yet for a property tax break are about to get automated telephone calls reminding them that the December 31st deadline is coming up. The state tax department will be notifying about 620,000 homeowners who haven't registered yet for Basic STAR, including more than 210,000 in New York City. It says 2 million have registered.
NEW YORK (AP) — Billionaire businessman and longtime World Jewish Congress president Edgar Bronfman Sr. has died. He was 84. The Samuel Bronfman Foundation says the longtime CEO of his family's Seagram's liquor empire died yesterday at his home in New York. Bronfman provided more than quarter-century of leadership at the World Jewish Congress during the 1980s when it lobbied the Soviets to allow Jews to emigrate and helped spearhead the search for hidden Nazi loot.