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New Yorkers Don't Seem Too Thrilled About Possible Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio

New Yorkers Don't Seem Too Thrilled About Possible Presidential Candidate Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks to a small crowd in New Hampshire, for no special reason at all, just a random stop on his progressive policy tour, why do you ask? (Hunter Woodall/AP/Shutterstock) Although he has...

De Blasio Implies Jeff Bezos's Affair Derailed Amazon Deal: 'There Was Clearly Some Unusual Factors'

De Blasio Implies Jeff Bezos's Affair Derailed Amazon Deal: 'There Was Clearly Some Unusual Factors'

"Know what I mean?"nycmayor's flickr It's now been a month since Amazon walked away from a deal to build a corporate campus in New York City. Since then, blame-game billboards have been erected, public officials have...

De Blasio's School Control Faces New Questions From Albany Democrats

De Blasio's School Control Faces New Questions From Albany Democrats

Mayor Bill de Blasio at a City Hall rally to extend mayoral control of the New York City school system on March 7th. (Mayor's Office Flickr) Since he was first elected mayor in 2013, Bill de...

De Blasio Condemns Rep. Ilhan Omar's Recent Comments As Anti-Semitic, Illogical

De Blasio Condemns Rep. Ilhan Omar's Recent Comments As Anti-Semitic, Illogical

Mayor Bill de Blasio at a press conference today. (NYC Mayor's Office Flickr) Before New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio heads to South Carolina this weekend, fueling increased speculation about a possible 2020 presidential campaign,...

Complaining About Snow Day Decisions Is A Proud NYC Tradition

Complaining About Snow Day Decisions Is A Proud NYC Tradition

It was so snowy that someone decided to wear shorts (Jen Chung / Gothamist) At 6 p.m. on Sunday, the Department of Education announced that public schools would be closed on Monday, as weather forecasts suggested...

De Blasio's Placard Abuse Crackdown: Three Strikes And More NYPD Parking Spaces

De Blasio's Placard Abuse Crackdown: Three Strikes And More NYPD Parking Spaces

(Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office) Nearly two years after announcing a series of reforms to stop drivers from using city-issued parking placards to park illegally with impunity, Mayor Bill de Blasio once again announced a series of...

De Blasio's Preliminary Budget Calls For A Belt-Tightening 'PEG'

De Blasio's Preliminary Budget Calls For A Belt-Tightening 'PEG'

Mayor Bill de Blasio presents the Fiscal Year 2020 Preliminary Budget at City Hall onThursday, (Ed Reed / Mayoral Photography Office) Mayor Bill de Blasio laid out a $92.2 billion preliminary budget on Thursday including $3...

Independent Bookstores Warn De Blasio's Paid Time Off Proposal Could Endanger Small Businesses

Independent Bookstores Warn De Blasio's Paid Time Off Proposal Could Endanger Small Businesses

(via Yelp) Last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio proposed legislation in line with his goal to make New York City the country's "fairest" metropolis: Businesses with five employees or more would have to offer two weeks...

New Yorkers On Why They Put Up With Maddeningly Slow Buses: 'I Don't Have No Choice'

New Yorkers On Why They Put Up With Maddeningly Slow Buses: 'I Don't Have No Choice'

Commuters board an MTA BX19 bus after waiting over 15 minutes for the bus to arrive.(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) Andre Cuevas slumped over his phone in the back of the bus. His construction boots, coated...

Cuomo Is Eating De Blasio's Lunch On Congestion Pricing

Cuomo Is Eating De Blasio's Lunch On Congestion Pricing

Sandra Lee flashes a peace sign at the New Paltz exit of the New York State Thruway as Governor Andrew M. Cuomo launches the first-ever statewide breast cancer motorcycle ride ending at New York State DEC...

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....

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