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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 06.04.2014 | 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...

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...

Poll Shows Voters On 'Honeymoon' With Mayor De Blasio

| Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

By Colby Hamilton CIVIC CENTER — Mayor Bill de Blasio is enjoying a "honeymoon" with New York City voters, with 67 percent of them fee...

De Blasio To Expand Paid Sick Days To 300,000 More New Yorkers

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 01.25.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is set to fulfill a campaign promise by announcing a significant expansion of a law that requires...

Welcome to the New York City Hunger Games for Broadband

Bruce Kushnick | Posted 03.15.2014 | New York
Bruce Kushnick

Are you a small business that wants high speed broadband in New York City? You're in luck! There's a competition available to get you just what you need.

Can Bill de Blasio Implement a Broader, Bolder Approach to New York City Education?

Elaine Weiss | Posted 03.10.2014 | New York
Elaine Weiss

The question now is whether the city will be at the forefront of the growing momentum to advance a more comprehensive, community-led approach to educational improvement?

Another Test for the New Mayor: Opening Jerry Delakas' Newsstand

Kathleen Kiley | Posted 03.09.2014 | New York
Kathleen Kiley

With so many people in line to meet New York City's new mayor on Sunday, there was little time but for a brief handshake and a smile for the photographer. But Kelly King, an East Village artist, and Jerry Delakas, a newsstand operator, wanted more than a handshake.

New York Politics Feel the Change, De Blasio Inauguration 2014

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 03.03.2014 | Politics
Steve Rosenbaum

The past, present, and future of the Democratic Party shared the stage at NY City Hall on a cold January day. Leaders in local, state, and national politics braved the bitter cold to ring in both the New Year and a new face for New York Politics.

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor Of NYC, Replacing Mike Bloomberg

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 03.02.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Twelve years ago, Bill de Blasio attended New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's inauguration as a newly-minted city councilman, un...

De Blasio Is No Socialist

Sven Carlsson | Posted 03.11.2014 | New York
Sven Carlsson

If there were a time for New York to shift progressive, this would be it. The city's demographics favor liberal candidates, and the gap between rich and poor is so significant that running on a platform to fight it will get you 73 percent of the vote.

Clinton To Swear In De Blasio As Mayor

AP | Posted 02.27.2014 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) — Bill de Blasio will be sworn in as mayor of New York City by former President Bill Clinton. The Democrat will be inaugurated as the...