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Mayor Bill De Blasio

'My Horse For A Kingdom:' Mayor de Blasio and the Tyranny of Denial

Sandi Bachom | Posted 09.08.2014 | New York
Sandi Bachom

After 10 months of filming New York's Greatest Living Icons, the gentle carriage horses, those who love them... and those who hate them, I can say, without equivocation, there is no abuse, no cruelty of any kind, only love...and lots of carrots.

De Blasio Addresses Migration Issue With Vatican Secretary Of State

AP | Posted 07.21.2014 | Religion

VATICAN CITY (AP) — New York City's mayor has paid a call on Pope Francis' top aide to discuss migration issues. During his holiday in Rome, Mayor ...

Mayor De Blasio Postpones Italian Vacation In Light Of Man's Chokehold Death

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 07.19.2014 | Crime

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio has delayed his ten-day Italian vacation in light of the death of Staten Island resident Eric Garner, who died on Thursd...

Senate: Please Pass These Anti-Trafficking Laws

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 09.08.2014 | Impact
Kevin M. Ryan

At Covenant House, the hemisphere's largest movement of programs and shelter services for homeless and trafficked young people, we see far too many kids who have been forced into prostitution.

Return of the Weasels

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

America is still struggling to live up to its creed enunciated in the Declaration of Independence and overcome its huge birth defects built into the implementation of our political and economic system.

Why Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio Acting Like a Climate Change-Denying Republican?

Matthew Chapman | Posted 07.27.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Last week, seven people were arrested for protesting the building of a massive garbage transfer site in a flood zone in Yorkville. The garbage site is being built in the very heart of an entirely residential district opposite 1,000 units of public housing and next to an athletic field used by 34,000 city kids.

What the Mayor's Housing Plan Should Include and Why

Jumaane D. Williams | Posted 06.30.2014 | New York
Jumaane D. Williams

New York City funnels billions of dollars annually into the growth and enrichment of our city. It is time we dedicate our resources to building housing that is truly affordable, for all.

New York City Needs a Parks System Which Is Both Fair and Fabulous

Mark Levine | Posted 05.20.2014 | New York
Mark Levine

A healthier and more transparent parks budget would allow the city to lift up the quality of all its parks, while simultaneously reducing the gap between the jewels and the rest of the system.

Steve Buscemi Rescues NYC Mayor From 'Crisis Mode'

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 03.17.2014 | Entertainment

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is in “crisis mode.” But it’s not an economic or employment issue -- it’s training for his upcoming display...

Before Deadly Explosion, NYC Still Didn't Have A Buildings Commissioner

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

Before two buildings in New York City exploded on Wednesday, killing 7 people and injuring over 60, Mayor Bill de Blasio still hadn't appointed a new ...

Christopher Mathias

'It's A Tragedy Of The Worst Kind'

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Mathias | Posted 03.12.2014 | Crime

Mayor Bill de Blasio spoke near the scene of a deadly Harlem explosion Wednesday that destroyed two buildings. The mayor called the explosion, which k...

Mayor De Blasio Isn't Going To Like This

The Huffington Post | Catherine Taibi | Posted 02.28.2014 | Media

We're going to go out on a whim and guess that Mayor Bill de Blasio is not going to like this New York Post cover. The newspaper turned de Blasio ...

Mayor Bill De Blasio's Fork From 'Pizzagate' Fetches $2,500 For Charity

AP | Posted 02.24.2014 | Impact

NEW YORK (AP) — The results of an auction just might put a fork in the mini-flap over New York Mayor Bill de Blasio's decision to use cutlery to eat...

Racism and Garbage in New York City

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.26.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Environmental justice movements in the outer boroughs put pressure on government to make life environmentally better for minorities living in areas where asthma rates were already high and the commercial garbage trucks driving through made it worse.

Want to Fight Trafficking? Fight Homelessness

Kevin M. Ryan | Posted 04.23.2014 | New York
Kevin M. Ryan

If we want to fight the sexual exploitation of young people, we absolutely must fight youth homelessness. Kids who don't have a safe place to stay enter a direct pipeline to the pimps and exploiters who recognize their desperation and are waiting to prey on them.

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan

Matthew Chapman | Posted 04.21.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

For the first time in a decade-long fight against a garbage site slated to be built in surreal proximity to public housing, a report has been published that exposes not just the absurdity of this one site, but the absurdities and weaknesses of the entire plan it is a part of.

It's Time to Raise the Wage

Camille Rivera | Posted 04.21.2014 | Impact
Camille Rivera

We at UnitedNY are urging the State Legislature to let high-cost areas around the state lift fast food, airport, car wash and other low-wage workers out of poverty and into the middle class through local wage authorization.

The Challenge of Public Health for Mayor de Blasio

Linda P. Fried | Posted 04.13.2014 | New York
Linda P. Fried

Mayor Bill de Blasio's overwhelming election victory emerged from a platform focused on income inequality and A Tale of Two Cities, but income is not the only disparity that deserves attention. It is also an indicator of the greatest challenge affecting public health in New York and nationally.

New York Mayor Re-emphasizes Taxing Wealthy To Fund Universal Pre-K

Reuters | Barbara Goldberg | Posted 02.11.2014 | Politics

By Barbara Goldberg NEW YORK, Feb 10 (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday drove home his plan to fund universal pre-Kindergarten by ...

New York Public Schools Will Celebrate Eid

Posted 02.04.2014 | Religion

Muslim families in New York City have been requesting official recognition for Islamic holidays in public schools for years now, but they may finally ...

Tough Guys Help Children With Disabilities

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.03.2014 | Education
Robert David Jaffee

Anne Schneider Costigan, deputy executive director of the Foundation of the Center for Disability Services in Albany, N.Y., has worked with children, teens and adults with disabilities for nearly thirty years.

De Blasio Joins Mayors Against Illegal Guns

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (D) announced Thursday that he's joining the gun control advocacy group Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was co-f...

How to Make N.Y.C. Economic Development More Effective

Carol Kellermann | Posted 03.29.2014 | New York
Carol Kellermann

The beneficiaries of city capital dollars should be neighborhoods, not individual firms.

Social Change via the Living Room

Rachael Chong | Posted 03.24.2014 | Impact
Rachael Chong

In New York, we went to interview Erica Ford in Jamaica, Queens, where for 340 days she and her team, I Love My LIFE, had stopped violence -- not a single shot, not a single murder happened.

The NY Post Really Wants You To Think De Blasio Botched Snow Response

Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

The New York Post thinks Mayor de Blasio "bungled" the city's response to the year's second big snowstorm, and the tabloid has a couple angry resident...