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De Blasio's 2018 War On E-Bikes Targeted Riders, Not Businesses

De Blasio's 2018 War On E-Bikes Targeted Riders, Not Businesses

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a crackdown on the illegal use of e-bikes in New York City on Thursday October 19, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres / Mayoral Photography Office) The first full year of Mayor...

Whoopi Goldberg Really Hates Bike Lanesvideo

Whoopi Goldberg Really Hates Bike Lanes

Whoopi Goldberg delivers remarks at the start of the Women’s March in New York City on Saturday, January 21st, 2017. (Edwin J. Torres / Mayoral Photo Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio went on The View today...

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

Developers Had City's Ear In Rezoning While Inwood Residents Were Shut Out, Emails Reveal

The Tryon Public House on Broadway off Dyckman Street sits at the south end of the Inwood rezoning district. (Sharese Ann Frederick / Flickr) When the de Blasio administration carried out its rezoning of Inwood earlier...

Can NYC Improve Your Quality Of Life? Mayor De Blasio Thinks So

Can NYC Improve Your Quality Of Life? Mayor De Blasio Thinks So

Mayor de Blasio at the 2019 State of the City address (NYC Mayor's Office) "Are you spending enough time with your kids? When was the last time you and your partner could go out on a...

De Blasio Announces Healthcare For All New Yorkers, Regardless Of Immigration Status

De Blasio Announces Healthcare For All New Yorkers, Regardless Of Immigration Status

Bill de Blasio at a press conference announcing NYC Care. (Screengrab, Bill de Blasio's office) New Yorkers will soon have access to comprehensive healthcare, available to everyone, regardless of their income and/or immigration status, through a...

Huge 'Simpsons' Nerd Mayor de Blasio Makes Cameo On Show

Huge 'Simpsons' Nerd Mayor de Blasio Makes Cameo On Show

(Fox) Did you know that Mayor Bill de Blasio is a huge The Simpsons nerd? He previously appeared in the 2017 mockumentary Springfield of Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson about the classic "Homer At The...

Rollout Of Discount MetroCards For Low-Income NYers Remains 'Up In The Air'

Rollout Of Discount MetroCards For Low-Income NYers Remains 'Up In The Air'

(Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio) Three days into 2019, and the de Blasio administration has still not announced how low-income New Yorkers can sign up for half-priced MetroCards under the City's...

De Blasio Hops On The Marijuana Legalization Bandwagon

De Blasio Hops On The Marijuana Legalization Bandwagon

Mayor Bill de Blasio with his wife Chirlane McCray, announcing his support of marijuana legalization in Washington Heights (Michael Appleton / Mayor's Office) After years of opposing marijuana legalization, Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the vast...

De Blasio Regrets 'Confusion' Over On-Again Off-Again Firing Of Emergency Management Chief

De Blasio Regrets 'Confusion' Over On-Again Off-Again Firing Of Emergency Management Chief

De Blasio and Esposito at a press conference in 2015. (Bebeto Matthews/AP/Shutterstock) In retrospect, Mayor Bill de Blasio said, he should have called Emergency Management Commissioner Joseph Esposito himself. If he had, maybe things wouldn’t have...

Look Brother, These 'Deleted' De Blasio Emails Ain't Revelatory, De Blasio Says

Look Brother, These 'Deleted' De Blasio Emails Ain't Revelatory, De Blasio Says

(Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) Here we go again: some nosy reporters are making a big fat stink about some dumb little emails Mayor Bill de Blasio exchanged with some guy years ago. Why even bother reading...

Over 35,000 NYCHA Residents Have Already Gone Without Heat This Fall

Over 35,000 NYCHA Residents Have Already Gone Without Heat This Fall

Coney Island NYCHA developments (quiggyt4 / Flickr) More than 35,000 NYCHA residents have been left without heat and hot water just three weeks into "heat season." The Legal Aid Society, which tracked unplanned outages on four...

Would A Democratic State Senate Threaten Charter Schools' Favored Status?

Would A Democratic State Senate Threaten Charter Schools' Favored Status?

Governor Cuomo delivers remarks at Charter Schools Rally on the East steps of the Capitol, with former IDC leader State Senator Jeff Klein looking on, March 4, 2014 (Governor's Office) Over four years ago, charter school...

The Museum Of Broken Windows: Powerful, But Incompletegallery

The Museum Of Broken Windows: Powerful, But Incomplete

Earlier this week, a “pop-up experience” appeared in Greenwich Village courtesy of the New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU). Inside a small space on West 8th Street, the NYCLU has set up its Museum of Broken...

Councilman Sues City, NYPD Over Failure To Publish Subway Fare Evasion Data

Councilman Sues City, NYPD Over Failure To Publish Subway Fare Evasion Data

(*Bitch Cakes*/Flickr) A Queens Councilman is suing the city and the NYPD, accusing them of flouting a new law requiring the city to reveal detailed demographic information about everyone arrested or summonsed for fare evasion. Councilmember...

Subway Policing In New York City Still Has A Race Problem

Subway Policing In New York City Still Has A Race Problem

(Charley Lhasa / Flickr) For New York City police, turnstile jumping has long been much more than a class A misdemeanor. The strict policing of people evading the fare on public transit was justified as an...

Despite Vision Zero Promises, NYPD Investigates Far Fewer Crashes

Despite Vision Zero Promises, NYPD Investigates Far Fewer Crashes

Mayor Bill de Blasio hosts a press conference announcing the Vision Zero End of 2 Years Numbers at Razi School in Woodside, New York Tuesday January 19, 2016 (Demetrius Freeman / Mayoral Photography Office) In 2013,...

De Blasio Launches New LES Ferry, Promising More Routes To Come

De Blasio Launches New LES Ferry, Promising More Routes To Come

(Mayor's Office) The citywide expansion of the NYC ferry system continues apace, with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday unveiling a new Lower East Side route that will connect sea-faring commuters from Long Island City to...

Governor, City Council, Mayor Save School Zone Speed Cameras With 'Aggressive Legal Action'

Governor, City Council, Mayor Save School Zone Speed Cameras With 'Aggressive Legal Action'

Governor Cuomo announces the speed camera fix with Chief Counsel Alphonso David, NYC Council Speaker Corey Johnson, and Amy Cohen, the founder of Families for Safe Streets (Kevin Coughlin / State of New York) Following the...

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

What Is Happening To Rivington House?

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Rivington House represents one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's biggest black eyes. A year ago, de Blasio admitted to Lower East Side residents that his administration's role in turning the nursing home...

'Drop In The Bucket': The State Of Affordable Housing In De Blasio's New York

'Drop In The Bucket': The State Of Affordable Housing In De Blasio's New York

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces the progress in his affordable housing initiative last month (Ed Reed / Mayoral Photography Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio took office in 2014 in a city reeling from a housing crisis....

Cuomo Wants NYC Taxpayers To Pay Even More To Fix The Subways

Cuomo Wants NYC Taxpayers To Pay Even More To Fix The Subways

Governor Cuomo with Bronx BP Ruben Diaz Jr., at an event on Thursday (Governor's Office) Governor Andrew Cuomo told reporters on Thursday that if the subways are going to get fixed, New York City must provide...

De Blasio Finally Meets With Man Who Runs NYC Subway System

De Blasio Finally Meets With Man Who Runs NYC Subway System

Governor Andrew Cuomo with Andy Byford at right. (Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of the Governor) On Tuesday morning's Brian Lehrer Show (hosted today by Nancy Solomon), Barbarian Days author and New Yorker staff writer William...

De Blasio Pushes Plan To Increase Diversity At NYC Specialized High Schools

De Blasio Pushes Plan To Increase Diversity At NYC Specialized High Schools

(WallyG/Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio is proposing major changes to the way the city’s eight specialized high schools admit students. The elite public schools, which accept students who score highest on the Specialized High School Admissions...

De Blasio To NYPD: Stop Arresting NYers For Smoking Weed

De Blasio To NYPD: Stop Arresting NYers For Smoking Weed

A man smokes at the NYC Cannabis Parade earlier this month (Courtesy Scott Lynch) As the racial disparity in marijuana arrests continues, and with a state report recommending the legalization of marijuana set to drop this...

Momentum Builds For Ending Marijuana Prohibition In New York

Momentum Builds For Ending Marijuana Prohibition In New York

This time last year, Governor Andrew Cuomo opposed the idea of legalizing marijuana, calling it a “gateway drug.” In December, Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was “proud” to be out of step with the majority of Democrats and New Yorkers who support legalization. In the meantime, another 18,000 New Yorkers, most of them Black and Latino, would be arrested for low-level possession of a plant that has been decriminalized in the state since 1977. Now, after a flurry of action from public officials, the Empire State’s policy of prohibition may be crumbling.

Mayoral Hopeful & Neat Freak Bo Dietl Calls NYC 'Dirtiest City I've Ever Seen' In Final Debatevideo

Mayoral Hopeful & Neat Freak Bo Dietl Calls NYC 'Dirtiest City I've Ever Seen' In Final Debate

Independent mayoral candidate Bo Dietl, left,New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, center, and Republican mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis during the final debate (Jefferson Siegel/New York Daily News via AP, Pool) Last night's second and final mayoral...

Bernie Sanders Tells Terminal 5 'What This Election In NY Is About'gallery

Bernie Sanders Tells Terminal 5 'What This Election In NY Is About'

According to Senator Bernie Sanders, the stakes in New York City’s mayoral election next week are clear: a vote for Bill de Blasio is a vote against Donald Trump. “I wanna tell you what this election here...

Crooked De Blasio Donor Testifies To Cozy Relationship With Mayor: 'He Took My Calls, We Were Friends'

Crooked De Blasio Donor Testifies To Cozy Relationship With Mayor: 'He Took My Calls, We Were Friends'

Mayor de Blasio has an extremely different account of his relationship, or lack-thereof, with key witness Jona Rechnitz. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Real estate investor Jona Rechnitz, a cooperating witness in several federal corruption cases involving New...

De Blasio & Bernie Sanders To Rock Terminal 5 Monday Night

De Blasio & Bernie Sanders To Rock Terminal 5 Monday Night

Bernie Sanders, back in the days he was just playing clubs in the Bronx. (Gretchen Robinette / Gothamist) With his campaign flagging and in need of a boost, Mayor Bill de Blasio is adding some star-power...

De Blasio & Cuomo's Unanswered Emails To Jeff Bezos

De Blasio & Cuomo's Unanswered Emails To Jeff Bezos

The mayor and the governor in happier times (Governor's Office / Flickr) On Thursday, New York State submitted four entries to host Amazon's second headquarters, a campus that the company says will cost $5 billion to...

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