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Nyc Mayor 2013

Don't Blame the Test

Elissa Stein | Posted 06.23.2015 | Education
Elissa Stein

There are currently a myriad of issues with NYC's high school system. The SHSAT shouldn't be blamed for them, nor exorcised with the intention that its disappearance would solve serious problems that still need to be addressed.

An Open Letter to NYC's Mayor

Elissa Stein | Posted 12.28.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

Why are you messing with NYC's specialized high schools -- a part of our educational system that actually works pretty well, instead of focusing on things that don't?

Taking a Break From the Negative

Elissa Stein | Posted 12.23.2014 | Education
Elissa Stein

Academic rigor is alive and well in NYC. The city's goal should be bringing that to more children rather than taking opportunities away from others.

'Talking Trash' Report Slams NYC's Expensive and Environmentally Outdated Garbage Plan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

A Transit Manifesto for Bill de Blasio

Ryan Morgan | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Ryan Morgan

Public transit defies the urban dichotomy. While improvements cannot single-handedly resolve the deep structural issues at inequality's core, they can make a difference. Dependable transportation levels the playing field.

Thank You, Mike Bloomberg

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 02.19.2014 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

New York has been an extremely well-run city for more than a decade due to Bloomberg's considerable management skills. And, while there is room for criticism, Bloomberg has done an enormous amount of good for the city while taking home only $1 in salary each year.

Human Rights Offer a Platform for Change in New York City

JoAnn Kamuf Ward | Posted 02.10.2014 | New York
JoAnn Kamuf Ward

As New York prepares for a new mayoral administration, Human Rights Day offers a moment to take stock of how human rights can help shape the future of our city.  Human rights offer a visionary framework and values that can guide local policymaking. 

The Sixth Most Influential Teen, According To TIME

Posted 11.13.2013 | New York

TIME magazine named Dante de Blasio the sixth most influential teen of 2013, crowning him New York City's "latest fashion icon" due to his "now-iconic...

Make More in New York? What De Blasio as Mayor Means for NYC Startups

Melissa Thompson | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Melissa Thompson

De Blasio touts the importance of big, bold ideas -- truly the lifeblood of a startup. Nevertheless, the technology and startup communities embrace de Blasio with nervous arms.

Fulfill the Promise of a Transparent Mayoral Transition

Heath Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Heath Brown

On Tuesday, Bill de Blasio was chosen the new mayor of New York City. But following months of campaigning, the real work of city governance began on Wednesday during the eight-week mayoral transition.

Bill de Blasio and the Future of Progressive New York

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If de Blasio can marry the social democratic vision of the New Deal with the sophistication, vision and competence required to govern a complex city like New York now, he will also take his place among New York City's great mayors.

De Blasio Chose A Pretty Perfect Victory Song

Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

Bill de Blasio celebrated his landslide victory in Park Slope Tuesday evening to the tune of Lorde's "Royals," a song choice that further proves the m...

PHOTO: You Mad, Bloomberg?

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 11.06.2013 | New York

How does Mayor Michael Bloomberg feel about Bill de Blasio's landslide victory Tuesday night? Just look at Bloomberg's body language when he met with ...

De Blasio Is NYC's Next Mayor

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

Bill de Blasio won the race for New York City mayor Tuesday night. The Democrat beat Republican Joe Lhota. De Blasio, who is currently New York City's...

De Blasio Defeats Lhota

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

Bill de Blasio was elected New York City mayor Tuesday night. The Democrat defeated Republican Joe Lhota. De Blasio, who is currently New York City's ...

What Do We Do Now?: Why Our Leaders Are Better at Campaigning Than Governing

Jeanne Zaino | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jeanne Zaino

What does it really take to be mayor of New York City or president of the United States? Are we measuring the candidates based on those criteria or something else entirely? If the answer is the latter, we are destined to keep getting officials who are very good at campaigning, but perhaps not as skilled at governing.

WATCH: For The Last-Minute Voter, A Guide To De Blasio And Lhota

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

It's time to vote for mayor, New York! Haven't been paying attention? Still unsure if you want to vote for Democrat Bill de Blasio or Republican Joe L...

A Shift in Focus, a Push to the Polls

Scott Levenson | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Levenson

With a new mayor and city council, this election is set to usher in a new era of New York City politics. Unfortunately, despite the historical implications of the upcoming election, voter turnout today is still likely to be just as low as it usually is.

De Blasio In Position To Win NYC Mayor Race

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is projected to beat Republican opponent Joe Lhota in the race for New York City mayor. The latest poll shows the ...

De Blasio Vs. Lhota

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

The race for New York City mayor comes to an end this Tuesday. Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio is projected to beat Republican opponent Joe Lhota...

De Blasio Projected To Win Tuesday's Election

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

New Yorkers are preparing to cast their ballot for the 2013 mayoral election this Tuesday. The latest poll shows Bill de Blasio maintaining a 40 point...

De Blasio Seen As Likely Winner In 2013 Election

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

Bill de Blasio is heavily favored to win the race for New York City mayor on Tuesday. The public advocate has maintained a significant lead over Repub...

De Blasio Maintains Huge Lead In NYC Election

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

The latest poll has public advocate Bill de Blasio maintaining a 40 point lead over opponent Joe Lhota going into Tuesday's vote for mayor. Throughout...

Lhota Looking For A Miracle

Posted 11.05.2013 | New York

As New Yorkers head to the polls on Tuesday, Republican nominee Joe Lhota is hoping for a major upset to beat the city's public advocate, Bill de Blas...

Bill de Blasio and the Diversity Dividend

Sylvia Ann Hewlett | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Sylvia Ann Hewlett

New Yorkers are ready for an inclusive politician -- not just because he/she will tackle de Blasio's healing social agenda (increasing income equality, expanding affordable housing, establishing universal pre-school) but because they believe that inclusion is good for prosperity and growth.