Mayor Bill de Blasio

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Critics Call de Blasio’s Administration a “Shadow Government.”

11/30/2016 2:00 PM Updated: 5 months ago
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Mayor Bill de Blasio has been regularly consulting outside advisers to make policy decisions. The New York Post and NY1 sued the mayor for his relationship with

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The Costs of De Blasio’s Promise to Defy Trump

11/22/2016 2:20 PM Updated: 6 months ago
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  Yesterday at Cooper Union, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave a speech in which he promised to protect residents should the federal government

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers a public address in The Great Hall at Copper Union in Manhattan on Monday, November 21, 2016. Edwin J. Torres/Mayoral Photo Office 0

Despite Impending Governmental Change, Mayor Assures Residents NYC Won’t

11/21/2016 4:59 PM
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  Many New Yorkers gathered in expectation to hear Mayor Bill de Blasio address concerns over Donald Trump’s presidency at Cooper Union today. Almost every seat

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NYC Financial Plan Update Released

11/17/2016 7:30 PM Updated: 6 months ago
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  Mayor de Blasio recently released the financial plan for fiscal year 2017 to 2020. The budget includes $1 billion in savings in 2017 and 2018,

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As Protests Get More Heated, NYC Mayor Vows to “Protect” Minorities

11/11/2016 1:55 PM Updated: 6 months ago
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  Following Trump’s victory, the country has been ablaze in figurative fires as protestors took to the streets in 50 major cities including New York, Los

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Police Commissioner James O'Neill hold a press conference on Tuesday, November 1st, 2016. [Edwin J. Torres / Mayoral Photography Office] 0

October Was NYC’s Safest Month in More Than 20 Years

11/02/2016 5:00 PM Updated: 6 months ago
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The NYPD announced on Tuesday at a press conference that October was the safest month in New York since 1994, when the NYPD first introduced CompStat

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the appointment of his Press Secretary Phil Walzak in 2013.  [Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio / Rob Bennett] 0

Phil Walzak Leaves City Hall to Help de Blasio’s Mayoral Bid

10/19/2016 5:58 PM
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Phil Walzak, a top-level City Hall aid, will be leaving to join de Blasio’s campaign team where he will be a senior advisor. When de Blasio

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Secret Video Shows NYC Elections Commissioner Accusing de Blasio for ‘Voter Fraud’

10/13/2016 1:40 PM Updated: 7 months ago
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On a secret video, Democratic Elections Commissioner Alan Schulkin was shown revealing his true feelings about Mayor de Blasio, while making claims about the voter fraud in

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First Lady McCray Tackles Mental Health in NYC

10/05/2016 5:00 PM Updated: 7 months ago
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The city will deploy 110 Mental Health Service Corps (MHSC) throughout New York to serve populations that are at highest mental risk. The MHSC is comprised of

Mayor Bill de Blasio along with Chancellor Carmen Fariña tour five schools in five boroughs on the first day of school. [Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office] 0

CUNY Becomes More Affordable for Low-Income Students

09/28/2016 11:40 AM Updated: 7 months ago
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Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to make college more affordable for the poor, and for that matter, he is eliminating the $65 application fee for all

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More Than Half of IDNYC Cardholders Use Card As Primary Identification

08/18/2016 4:04 PM
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The first comprehensive evaluation of the IDNYC, New York City’s municipal identification program, shows that the program benefits every city resident, especially those who live in

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Homeless New Yorkers With Special Needs to Get Housing in Bronx

08/03/2016 5:38 PM
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New York City broke ground Wednesday on the construction in The Bronx of housing for the homeless with special needs. Construction has started on the Melrose Commons Supportive Housing

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Most New Yorkers Favor Mayor Sharing Control of Schools, Quinnipiac University Poll Finds

08/02/2016 5:46 PM Updated: 9 months ago
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Twenty-three percent of New York City voters say the mayor should completely control public schools, while 65% feel other public officials should have control of the schools as

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Sree Sreenivasan to Serve as Chief Digital Officer of New York City

08/01/2016 1:11 PM
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Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday the appointment of Sree Sreenivasan as New York City’s new chief digital officer. Sreenivasan served as the Metropolitan Museum of

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NYC Builds Over 23,000 Affordable Homes in Latest Year

07/26/2016 2:31 PM
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New York City produced the most number of homes in the latest year since the Koch administration. Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Tuesday that his

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NYC Flags Flown at Half-Mast in Honor of City Educator and Tuskegee Airman Roscoe Brown

07/05/2016 5:25 PM Updated: 10 months ago
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All New York City flags were flown at half-mast Tuesday, under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s orders, in honor of Dr. Roscoe C. Brown Jr., who served in World

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NYC Adds LED Light Fixtures at Bushwick Housing Project as Part of Effort to Reduce Crime

06/15/2016 2:54 PM
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New York City completed the installation of 305 new LED light fixtures at Bushwick Houses in the Bushwick section of Brooklyn, as part of the Mayor’s

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De Blasio Signs Criminal Justice Reform Act to Preserve NYC Public Safety

06/14/2016 11:50 AM
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Mayor Bill de Blasio signed eight bills Monday, collectively known as the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA), to preserve public safety by reducing arrests and incarceration.

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NYPD Makes Crime Data More Accessible

02/24/2016 7:52 AM Updated: 1 year ago
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(AFP). The New York Police Department announced Tuesday they were making crime data more accessible, offering online access to what goes on in neighborhoods down to

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Council Presses De Blasio Administration on Affordability of Housing Plan

02/10/2016 4:55 PM Updated: 1 year ago
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In their first hearing on Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Housing New York zoning text amendment proposal, City Council members pressed administration officials on the possible effects