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PARK SLOPE, Brooklyn — The Patrolmen's Benevolent Association rallied for a new contract Monday in front of the Prospect Park YMCA, where Mayor Bill de Blasio exercises most mornings. The union has been negotiating a new two-year contract for NYPD officers and, according to union leaders, the city ...
New York City saw its safest year on record in 2017 in terms of traffic fatalities, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Friday. The city launched its Vision Zero initiative in 2014 with the goal of eliminating traffic and pedestrian deaths, and on Friday released a report reviewing the first four years of that effort.

The former owner of a prominent Long Island City restaurant is now in the spotlight in an ongoing bribery scandal involving mayor Bill de Blasio. Harendra Singh — a Long Island restaurateur who also ran now-shuttered restaurant and wedding venue Water's Edge — pleaded guilty earlier this year to trying ...
CENTRAL ISLIP, N.Y. — A Long Island restaurateur testified under oath on Thursday that he steered tens of thousands of dollars to Mayor Bill de Blasio's political campaigns in return for favorable treatment by the city. It was the first time that the restaurateur, Harendra Singh, has publicly detailed his efforts ...
With a big snowstorm hitting Queens that prompted a state of emergency and school closures, Mayor Bill de Blasio decided to pay a visit to Middle Village on March 21 to check on the snow removal conditions, and get to know Councilman Robert Holden. Holden gave the mayor a brief tour of the town he ...
Bill de Blasio is furious. Not because economic inequality, which he has promised to eradicate, persists across the five boroughs. Not because New York remains two cities, as he vividly described it in his successful 2013 mayoral campaign, one for the powerful, the other for the powerless. No, his ire is ...

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a new package of state legislation yesterday to keep dangerous drivers from getting behind the wheel. Following last week's crash that claimed the lives of two children in Park Slope, the city is seeking to extend and expand its speed enforcement camera program, escalate ...
"This should never have happened," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a news conference. Bruns had a valid driver's license, but was stripped of it after the collision. Police and Brooklyn prosecutors were looking at Bruns' medical records, bloodwork and driving record, but unless a doctor advised her not to drive, ...
It's unfair that New York City's anti-nepotism laws bar a mayor from paying his wife with taxpayer funds, Bill de Blasio said Wednesday. While “I respect and understand why the law is in place,” de Blasio said, he lamented that his wife, Chirlane McCray, cannot be compensated for her work on important city ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio with his wife Chirlane McCray; actress Cynthia Nixon; and activist Al Sharpton at the 2016 Pride march. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images. Mayor Bill de Blasio is not formally endorsing Sex and the City actress Cynthia Nixon, one of his allies, for governor just yet, insisting that “it's her own ...
It is even tougher for Bill de Blasio, whose missteps, stubbornness and occasional hypocrisy inspire even more criticism than the ample amount every mayor gets. The governor and the Republicans and Democrats who control the state Senate cannot stomach him, and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson ...
“There is no daylight between Mayor de Blasio and myself in terms of what we believe in, what our aspirations are for the children of New York City,” said Carranza, the superintendent of Houston's schools and past district leader in San Francisco, as the mayor looked on with an expression of almost fatherly ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Richard Carranza as the next chancellor of New York City public schools. The decision comes after de Blasio's first pick for chancellor, Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, backed out. Carranza comes to New York City with experience as a teacher, principal and ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio has named Richard Carranza as the next chancellor of New York City public schools. The decision comes after de Blasio's first pick for chancellor, Miami-Dade Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, backed out. Carranza comes to New York City with experience as a teacher, principal and ...
Two months into his second term, Mayor Bill de Blasio is getting a taste of what divided government feels like — from his own party. Where once the Democrat-dominated New York City Council was a reliable ally of the Democratic mayor, the two branches have increasingly been split as the Council ...
Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio played out Tuesday in Albany. The governor met with City Council members about the city's public housing crisis, but the mayor was missing from the meeting. As CBS2's Political Reporter Marcia Kramer reported, Council Speaker Cory Johnson prowled the halls in ...
Alberto Carvalho speaks at the opening of the Phillip Frost Museum of Science in Miami on May 8, 2017. New York City Mayo Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that Carvalho would be the new leader of the city's schools, but Carvalho publicly declined the job on Thursday.

Weeks before turning down the New York City schools chancellorship on live television, Miami schools chief Alberto Carvalho was warned by Mayor Bill de Blasio that details of an alleged extramarital affair would resurface in the New York news media, de Blasio said Friday. During his weekly WNYC radio ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio was spotted on the A train Friday heading uptown with an entourage of security personnel and aides in tow. When Page Six asked Hizzoner, who was enjoying a cup of yogurt with granola, what he was doing riding the rails, he replied, “What's wrong with riding the train?” De Blasio ...
Should police arrest people who jump the turnstiles on New York City subways? That's a question that's pitting the district attorney against the mayor and the MTA. For more than two decades, MTA officers have arrested people accused of fare evasion. At the very least, offenders were issued tickets.
ALBANY — Mayor Bill de Blasio's annual pilgrimage to make New York City's financial case before skeptical state legislators in the Capitol usually follows a predictable pattern: He asks for money; Republican lawmakers scoff. But on Monday, Mr. de Blasio was the one rebuffing calls for increased spending ...
Legal fees to defend Mayor Bill de Blasio from a criminal investigation into his dealings with corrupt donors is costing taxpayers at least $2.6 million — and more bills are still to come. The $2,627,500, no-bid contract is with the midtown Manhattan firm of Kramer Levin Naftalis and Frankel LLP “in connection ...
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio will not be attending the Staten Island Zoo's annual Groundhog Day ceremony — several years after he famously dropped a groundhog that later died. The Democratic mayor's spokesman, Eric Phillips, says the mayor hasn't attended in recent years ...
Mayor de Blasio's biggest first-term accomplishment was an education initiative: universal pre-K. But K-12 education had a much lower profile during the mayor's first four years than it did over Michael Bloomberg's terms in office, largely because de Blasio avoided fights with the teacher's union and stayed ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio promised Tuesday his office would soon move to reform property taxes—two days before his finance commissioner will appear at an event with a group suing to change them. The mayor made the remarks at an unrelated afternoon press conference in Brooklyn, more than a year after ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio has spent the past year trying to recast himself as a grassroots politician in the mold of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders—but his campaign finance records bear the imprint of the very “establishment forces” he rails against. Appearing on the independent senator's radio show Jan. 25, the ...
The Grammy Awards are back in New York for the first time in 15 years, and the city's mayor, Bill de Blasio, is celebrating. He stopped by Refinery29's Grammy red carpet to share his excitement. "So many amazing musical developments started right here," Mayor de Blasio told Refinery29's Arianna Davis ...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio abruptly canceled his plans to attend a White House meeting with President Donald Trump on Wednesday, citing a letter sent by the Department of Justice targeting so-called sanctuary cities such as New York that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration enforcement ...
Mayor de Blasio has been very critical of President Trump on many issues, even leading a rally across the street from Trump Tower last month, yelling "shame" in response to the GOP tax plan. The last time Trump and de Blasio met was at Trump Tower, when the president was the president-elect.
Mayor De Blasio Chooses Not To Attend Meeting With Trump At White House. January 24, 2018 at 10:06 pm. Filed Under:Bill de Blasio, Donald Trump, Local TV, Marcia Kramer, White House. NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio canceled an opportunity to meet with President Donald Trump at the White ...
A campaign donor to Mayor Bill de Blasio secretly pleaded guilty in federal court to bribery, admitting that he used his contributions to the mayor to try to win favorable lease terms for a restaurant he owned on city property, newly unsealed court records show. While the court papers included no charges ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday his plans to build a homeless shelter in possibly the wealthiest area of New York City. The New York City Department of Homeless Services will convert the former Park Savoy hotel at 158 West 58th St., a block north of Billionaire's Row, into a homeless shelter ...
UPDATED| This week, the federal Department of Homeland Security announced it was ending a humanitarian program called Temporary Protected Status for people from El Salvador. TPS has provided these men, women and children the ability to live and work legally in the United States since 2001, when ...
Bill de Blasio said Friday he hopes “this is the year” that Albany passes long-stalled legislation to allow the public to know some information about cops who are disciplined. Previewing his Albany agenda at an unrelated event at Police Headquarters, de Blasio said, “I will not be shocked if the thing that ...
NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — New York City officials urged people to stay off the roads Thursday, as a massive snowstorm pounded the area, but the snow still caused plenty of trouble. Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the city, where a winter storm warning is in effect. Expected ...
And while Mayor de Blasio has delivered on his promise to expand pre-kindergarten, the administration has pushed the program into many schools where it worsened overcrowding and contributed to larger class sizes. As more than 73 professors of education and psychology pointed out in a letter to the ...
Los Angeles can lord it over New York even without pointing to the paradisal weather. Yes, the traffic is still terrible, and the basketball is only getting worse. Angelenos, however, have Mayor Eric Garcetti, an embodiment of pragmatic politics. New Yorkers have Mayor Bill de Blasio, an ideologue driven by a ...
Abraham Lincoln kicked off his U.S. Senate bid in 1858 with a speech that would become famous mostly for the use of one biblical phrase: “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” That campaign didn't work out for Lincoln, but maybe things will turn out better for Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio took the oath of office on Monday, a frigid New Year's Day, to begin his second and last term, with broad promises for building a fairer city and with his sights already fixed beyond the five boroughs. He was sworn in by the populist senator and leftist icon Bernie Sanders of Vermont, in an ...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday joined with Police Commissioner Jim O'Neill to announce a tougher security plan for the city on New Year's Eve, although the mayor said there were no credible and specific threats at this time. Each year, an estimated 2 million people gather in New York ...
Here's the paradox of Bill de Blasio: He's the mayor of the biggest city in America, with now four years of a progressive record and just reelected with 66 percent of the vote, without any significant challenger, despite all the griping New Yorkers have been doing about him since Day One. He's had major ...
DES MOINES — The House of Representatives had just passed its sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code, and Mayor Bill de Blasio unfurled his long arms in a windowless Iowa conference room to express his displeasure at what he said was a “bad day for the country.” “Now,” he said, “comes the work ...
For all of Bill de Blasio's first term, New York City saw uninterrupted growth in tax revenue and continued economic expansion, enabling him to spend like no other mayor in the city's history, growing the payroll and work force to a new level. With the Trump administration threatening to cut federal aid, the ...
Maria Diaz, executive director of the Greenwich Village-Chelsea Chamber of Commerce, with Mayor de Blasio after he signed a bill reforming the ... 22 Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into effect a law that will help nearly 3,000 Manhattan small businesses save an average of $13,000 in annual taxes. On Nov.
Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) said Wednesday the city is on track for a daily average jail population in December of about 8,980 people. Crime has been falling for years in the nation's largest city. Officials also reduced detention for people charged with low-level crimes and took steps to trim the ...
While many nurse hangovers or prepare to plunge into Coney Island's icy waters on New Year's Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio will be celebrating the start of his second term with a swearing-in ceremony—and just like in 2014, the public is invited to attend. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders will be swearing De ...
Mayor Bill de Blasio cheered his victory over a coalition of apartment building landlords by announcing owners of one- to three-family homes would get a $183 rebate on their water bills. An appeals court ruled in de Blasio's favor Tuesday in a suit brought by the Rent Stabilization Association, which ...
DES MOINES — The House of Representatives had just passed its sweeping overhaul of the federal tax code, and Mayor Bill de Blasio unfurled his long arms in a windowless Iowa conference room to express his displeasure at what he said was a “bad day for the country.” “Now,” he said, “comes the work ...
I thank Council Member Espinal for championing the end of the Cabaret Law and Mayor de Blasio for his support and signing this repeal into law.” “Artist, musicians, businesses owners, workers, and everyday New Yorkers looking to let loose will no longer have to fear the dance police will shut down their ...
Transit and safety issues came up again and again during Mayor Bill de Blasio's three-hour town hall meeting in downtown Flushing on ...


 

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