New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg is calling on the nation's mayors to pressure members of Congress to support President Barack Obama's gun violence proposals, saying "we know what it's like and they don't."
Bloomberg said in a speech to the U.S. Conference of Mayors that mayors remain on the front lines and deal with gun violence on a daily basis, often comforting families of shooting victims. Members of Congress, he said, are "more removed from this issue."
Bloomberg said mayors need to push lawmakers to support Obama's sweeping plan after the deadly shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn.
The billionaire mayor, who has used his own money to push gun-control causes, said he will support members of Congress who support the plan and "remember those who don't."
First Lady of New Jersey Mary Pat Christie is leading the charge to raise funds for Superstorm Sandy victims on National Dine Out Day. Proceeds from the event go to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.
A car crashed into a building on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning. At least eight people were injured, three in serious condition, according to FDNY officials.
A car jumped the curb on 2nd Avenue and East 4th Street in the East Village on Wednesday morning injuring eight people. Witnesses say the Nissan was traveling at a high speed before it took out the store front, trees, bicycles, a light post and a fire hydrant.
Riders should anticipate some changes but "near normal" service on the Long Island Rail Road for the morning rush. Crews have been working to repair tracks and switches after Monday's derailment.