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De Blasio Lashes Out At Cuomo: Cares About 'Deal Making' More Than City

WSJ | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

Mayor Bill de Blasio, unleashing months of frustration on Tuesday, said Gov. Andrew Cuomo undermined his Albany agenda and wasn’t focused on New Yor...

Verizon's Coverage Area of NYC for Fiber Optic FiOS Is a Miserable 46% to 59%; Upstate NY Is Worse

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 06.05.2015 | Business
Bruce Kushnick

Verizon NY (VNY) is supposed to have 100% of New York City upgraded, replacing the aging copper-based networks with a fiber optic infrastructure for the delivery of a service called FiOS that offers cable TV, High-speed Internet and Digital Phone services.

Sam Stein

Here's How Hillary Clinton Measures Up On Bill De Blasio's 13-Point Progressive Litmus Test | Sam Stein | Posted 05.13.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) traveled more than 200 miles south on Tuesday to debut what he hopes will be a unifying progressi...

Report: Bill De Blasio Plans 'Contract With America' For Liberals

Politico | Posted 05.06.2015 | Politics

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, using his muscular perch to try to nudge the national Democratic Party to the left, next week will unveil a 13-point pr...

De Blasio, Cops Mend Rift Behind Closed Doors

The New York Times | Posted 02.18.2015 | New York

It was an unusual lunch date, powered by political winds and a heap of pastrami: Mayor Bill de Blasio and the police union leader who had, weeks earli...

NYPD Continues To Defy Mayor | Posted 01.07.2015 | Politics

In a city of more than eight million people and 33 million subway rides a week, police officers arrested or ticketed just 22 people for jumping the tu...

#BlackLivesMatter Activist Speaks Out Against de Blasio's Call To Pause Protests

HuffPost Live | Emily Tess Katz | Posted 12.23.2014 | Black Voices

The #BlackLivesMatter contingency isn't pleased that Mayor Bill de Blasio (NY-D.) has requested they suspend their protests. De Blasio asked that p...

Police Violence Is a Systemic Problem With No End in Sight

Brooklyn Defender Services | Posted 02.04.2015 | New York
Brooklyn Defender Services

There is a real risk of serious medical neglect and even death any time an indifferent police force or corrections department has custody of anyone -- particularly the most vulnerable people: the mentally ill; the infirm; the young. It is time to limit these encounters to only the most extreme cases of violence and criminality.

Who Will NYC's New Living Wage Policy Benefit Most?

The Huffington Post | Kevin Short | Posted 10.01.2014 | Business

New York City's new wage hike is much-needed relief in a city beset by skyrocketing living costs and mounting income inequality. But for many families...

Bill De Blasio Defends Leg Warmers And 'Socialism' On Colbert

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.17.2014 | Comedy

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made good on his promise to appear on "The Colbert Report" last night, where he was promptly pressed on his agenda ...

Congress Won't Budge On Immigration. New York City Says There's A Solution

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.09.2014 | Latino Voices

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is urging urban areas across the nation to issue municipal identification cards for undocumented immigrants, to...

This Is What Bill De Blasio Has Done For New York City In His First 6 Months

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics

With a landslide election victory and the cooperation of an increasingly progressive City Council, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio -- the first Dem...

WATCH: NYC Mayor Challenges Obama On Instagram

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio may have a friend in the president, but bring up a game of basketball and the trash talk begins. Such a challen...

NYC Mayor Slams 'Unacceptable' Housing Agency After Fatal Stabbing Of 6-Year-Old Boy

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 08.04.2014 | Crime

NEW YORK (AP) — The lack of security cameras in a public housing building where a boy was stabbed to death stemmed from an "unacceptable bureaucracy...

Dear Mayor Bill de Blasio: Letter From an Urban Designer in Brooklyn

Mitch McEwen | Posted 07.02.2014 | New York
Mitch McEwen

Whatever you do, please do not use the large corporate firms that do so much New Urbanist work in Florida because, honestly, they make New York City look like Florida.

New York Mayor Bringing Back Rental Assistance For The Homeless

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 04.17.2014 | Impact

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) is hoping to bring down the city's record-high homelessness with the creation of a new rental subsidy program -...

Mayor de Blasio and Education: Fact-Checking Eva Moskowitz's Claims

Diane Ravitch | Posted 05.12.2014 | Education
Diane Ravitch

What is missing from the controversy so far is any interest on the part of the journalists in basic facts. Instead, what is happening is a PR battle. Eva Moskowitz has attacked Mayor de Blasio in multiple media appearances, and no one in the media has bothered to check any of her claims. Let's fill that gap.

De Blasio's SUV Caught Speeding After Mayor Announces Big Safety Push

AP | Posted 02.21.2014 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is facing questions about apparent traffic violations by his security team. The mayor deferred t...

Last Thoughts on the Snow Day the Mayor Called Right

Chris Norwood | Posted 04.20.2014 | New York
Chris Norwood

Even in the twitterverse, there seems to be something off about all the furious "comment" Mayor de Blasio's refusal to call a snow day last Thursday brought forth.

New York's Traffic-Safety Plan Could Be A Potential Nightmare For Taxi Drivers

The Huffington Post | Inae Oh | Posted 02.19.2014 | Small Business

One measure in New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's effort to eliminate traffic fatalities is seeking to shut down meters in speeding taxis -- a move ...

What Will Happen To Horses If NYC's Carriage Ban Goes Through?

AP | By DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 04.12.2014 | Green

NEW YORK (AP) — Time may be running out for the iconic horse carriages that carry tourists around Central Park. Mayor Bill de Blasio already has dec...

Welcome Back, Commissioner Carrion

Chris Norwood | Posted 04.06.2014 | New York
Chris Norwood

It is important for the city's citizenry to know when they are getting top-notch officials, which a review of the Carrion record shows her to be.

De Blasio Will Watch Super Bowl At Home With Dante

AP | Posted 01.31.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is co-hosting the Super Bowl this weekend but its mayor will not attend the nation's biggest sporting event. Bill de ...

Cities Tackle Inequality

David Morris | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics
David Morris

A growing number of cities are moving into the power vacuum left by a dysfunctional Washington and too-cautious state governments to tackle inequality.

De Blasio: 'More Could Have Been Done' In UES Snowstorm Cleanup

AP | JENNIFER PELTZ and JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 01.24.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Northeasterners scraped and shoveled Wednesday after a snowstorm grounded flights, shuttered schools and buried roads with a surpris...