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De Blasio Declares Deadly West Side Highway Attack 'Act Of Terror'

De Blasio Declares Deadly West Side Highway Attack 'Act Of Terror'

At a press conference Tuesday afternoon, Mayor Bill de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo confirmed that officials are currently investigating today's deadly incident on the West Side Highway as a terrorist attack. "Based on information we...

City Council Set To Repeal Cabaret Law, Finally Legalize Dancing

City Council Set To Repeal Cabaret Law, Finally Legalize Dancing

The defunct Williamsburg venue Death by Audio. (Tod Seelie / Gothamist) After years of dragging their feet, New York City politicians are expected to finally face the music and let us dance—legally. On Tuesday, the City...

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders Says Subway Is A 'Real Problem,' Endorses De Blasio's Millionaire's Tax

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders Says Subway Is A 'Real Problem,' Endorses De Blasio's Millionaire's Tax

Mayor Bill de Blasio has enlisted Senator Bernie Sanders's help to bolster his populist cred, showing New Yorkers that even high-profile politicians can spend their Monday morning waiting for a delayed, overcrowded subway train. A Trains...

De Blasio On Donor's Pay-To-Play Allegations: Rechnitz Is 'A Liar And A Felon'

De Blasio On Donor's Pay-To-Play Allegations: Rechnitz Is 'A Liar And A Felon'

(via Mayoral Flickr) Real estate investor Jona Rechnitz testified late last week about his pay-to-play relationship with Mayor Bill de Blasio, prompting the mayor to dodge reporter questions about the shockingly detailed claims, including that Rechnitz's...

De Blasio Says His Affordable Housing Plan Will Soon Be 50 Percent Bigger

De Blasio Says His Affordable Housing Plan Will Soon Be 50 Percent Bigger

Mayor Bill de Blasio announces a planned expansion of his affordable housing plan, which will now preserve or create 300,000 units. (Mayor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio is expanding his controversial affordable housing plan, with the...

Cars Are Getting Permanently Kicked Out Of Prospect Parkvideo

Cars Are Getting Permanently Kicked Out Of Prospect Park

(via Vitaliy Piltser's Flickr) At last, some good news. After a successful car-free trial run in Prospect Park this summer, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today he will banish them from the park for good. Starting...

De Blasio Unveils 5-Point Plan Intended To Ease Traffic Congestion

De Blasio Unveils 5-Point Plan Intended To Ease Traffic Congestion

(via Navid Baraty's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a long-promised plan to ease traffic congestion on Sunday. The plan, if successful, would boost the average speed of drivers by 10 percent in the next year,...

Mayor's Office Announces 90 Percent Drop In Criminal Summonses For Quality Of Life Crimes

Mayor's Office Announces 90 Percent Drop In Criminal Summonses For Quality Of Life Crimes

This mermaid no longer is going to criminal court, according to the numbers. (via Flickr user Bee Collins) After the first summer in which new laws directed the NYPD officers to issue civil summonses instead of...

De Blasio Escalates NYC's War On E-Bikes

De Blasio Escalates NYC's War On E-Bikes

(NYC Mayor's Office Flickr) Two months after promising to look into complaints about electric bicycles in certain Manhattan neighborhoods, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his plan on Thursday to address this "growing safety problem" by directing...

NYC Reveals Amazon HQ Pitch, De Blasio Says Amazon Hurts NYC Businesses

NYC Reveals Amazon HQ Pitch, De Blasio Says Amazon Hurts NYC Businesses

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the Global Citizen Festival in Central Park on Saturday, September 23, 2017. (Michael Appleton / Mayoral Photography Office) The deadline is finally here for cities across the country to submit...

De Blasio Will Turn NYC 'Amazon Orange' In Hopes Corporation Will Notice Us

De Blasio Will Turn NYC 'Amazon Orange' In Hopes Corporation Will Notice Us

(Photo by Tod Seelie/Gothamist) There's just one day left before proposals are due for Amazon's second headquarters, and politicians across the country are tripping over themselves to woo the Seattle-based corporate behemoth. Here in New York,...

Video: Bo Dietl Tries To Shout His Way Into City Hall In Raucous Mayoral Debatevideo

Video: Bo Dietl Tries To Shout His Way Into City Hall In Raucous Mayoral Debate

(Pool photo via AP) Mayor Bill de Blasio faced challengers State Assembly Member Nicole Malliotakis and retired NYPD detective/Arby's commercial star Bo Dietl last night in the first big debate for the upcoming mayoral election. And...

Cuomo Defends 'Tall & Proud' Columbus Statues, Chazz Palminteri Tells De Blasio To 'Strap On Balls'

Cuomo Defends 'Tall & Proud' Columbus Statues, Chazz Palminteri Tells De Blasio To 'Strap On Balls'

(Courtesy Governor's Flickr) Mayor Bill de Blasio's been getting a lot of flack from Italian-Americans for allegedly failing to stand up for Columbus Day and the namesake statue in Columbus Circle—he's been dubbed a "fake Italian"...

De Blasio Statue Review Commission Will Host Public Forums On 'Symbols Of Hate'

De Blasio Statue Review Commission Will Host Public Forums On 'Symbols Of Hate'

Gaetano Russo's Christopher Columbus statue overlooks Columbus Circle (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images) Members of Mayor de Blasio's controversial statue commission are hoping the public can help them decide which of the city's monuments qualify...

De Blasio Accused Of Being A Fake Italian, Asked Not To March In Columbus Day Parade

De Blasio Accused Of Being A Fake Italian, Asked Not To March In Columbus Day Parade

Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the annual Columbus Day parade on October 13, 2014 in New York City (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Italian-American groups have been fuming over Mayor de Blasio's perceived disregard for the city's...

Not Kosher! Orthodox Leaders Say De Blasio's Free Lunch Program Discriminates Against Yeshiva Students

Not Kosher! Orthodox Leaders Say De Blasio's Free Lunch Program Discriminates Against Yeshiva Students

(senkaya/Shutterstock) Mayor de Blasio's free school lunch plan is under fire from some Jewish groups who say the program's lack of certified kosher meals amounts to discrimination against 30,000 students in yeshivas across the city. "The...

Man Arrested For Scaling Columbus Circle Monument & Painting Statue's Fingers

Man Arrested For Scaling Columbus Circle Monument & Painting Statue's Fingers

Gaetano Russo's Christopher Columbus statue overlooks Columbus Circle (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images) A man was arrested this weekend for allegedly applying pink nail polish to the fingertips of the Christopher Columbus statue in Columbus...

John Jay Professor, Suspended For Tweet About Teaching 'Future Dead Cops,' Lashes Out At De Blasio

John Jay Professor, Suspended For Tweet About Teaching 'Future Dead Cops,' Lashes Out At De Blasio

Michael Isaacson (Twitter) The John Jay College professor and anti-fascist activist whose tweet about teaching "future dead cops" sparked an uproar from law enforcement has now set his eyes on Mayor Bill de Blasio. Michael Isaacson...

The Winners & Losers From Tuesday's Widely Ignored NYC Primary

The Winners & Losers From Tuesday's Widely Ignored NYC Primary

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio and Democratic challenger Sal Albanese at a primary debate, August 23,2017 (Sam Hodgson, NY Times via AP pool) Only 14 percent of the city's registered Democrats bothered voting in yesterday's primary...

De Blasio Announces Committee Members Who Will Review All 'Symbols Of Hate'

De Blasio Announces Committee Members Who Will Review All 'Symbols Of Hate'

Gaetano Russo's Christopher Columbus statue overlooks Columbus Circle (Andrew H. Walker / Getty Images) Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday announced the 16-member committee that will review all "symbols of hate" on city property over the...

De Blasio Praised Brooklyn Yeshiva Accused Of Depriving Students Of Secular Education

De Blasio Praised Brooklyn Yeshiva Accused Of Depriving Students Of Secular Education

Oholei Torah in Crown Heights. Mayor de Blasio praised the yeshiva, which is under DOE investigation, in a letter this spring. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) In May of this year, long after the Department of Education...

Cuomo Isn't Endorsing De Blasio In NYC Primary Because 'I'm A Westchester Resident'

Cuomo Isn't Endorsing De Blasio In NYC Primary Because 'I'm A Westchester Resident'

Governor Andrew Cuomo at the West Indian Day Parade, September 4, 2017 (Scott Lynch / Gothamist) The NYC primary is Tuesday, September 12th, and Mayor Bill de Blasio appears poised for an easy victory. But it...

Bloggin' De Blasio Blames Media For Sensationalizing His Relationship With Donors

Bloggin' De Blasio Blames Media For Sensationalizing His Relationship With Donors

The mayor, demonstrating how much transparency is shared in this Medium post. (Andrew Burton/Getty Images) Mayor Bill de Blasio's Trouble With Donors has been a well-documented story during his term as mayor. Whether it's the Rivington...

First De Blasio 2017 Campaign Ad Features Vintage Family Photosvideo

First De Blasio 2017 Campaign Ad Features Vintage Family Photos

Vintage photo in ad. The NYC mayoral primary is just over a week away, and last night Mayor de Blasio defended his probably untouchable lead for the Democratic nomination with his first 2017 campaign ad, which...

NYPD Releases Footage Of Alleged Chokehold Incident After City Councilman Threatens Subpoena

NYPD Releases Footage Of Alleged Chokehold Incident After City Councilman Threatens Subpoena

The Oct. 9, 2013 encounter (NYPD) The NYPD has released a surveillance video intended to show that a police officer did not use an illegal chokehold during a 2013 arrest that resulted in a misconduct investigation....

Surprise: The People In Charge Of Funding The Subway Do Not Actually Ride It

Surprise: The People In Charge Of Funding The Subway Do Not Actually Ride It

Cuomo last rode the subway on NYE. (Governor Cuomo's Office) Governor Cuomo, who may or may not be in charge of the subways (Ron Howard voice: He is.) famously hasn't ridden on the subway in nearly...

Columbus Memorial Unceremoniously Beheaded In Yonkers Park

Columbus Memorial Unceremoniously Beheaded In Yonkers Park

Amid a wave of vigilante statue vandalism throughout New York and the rest of the country, a bust of Christopher Columbus was found destroyed in a Westchester park over the weekend, police said. The head of the...

City Is Mum On Cop Whose Misconduct Charge Was Reversed By Police Commissioner

City Is Mum On Cop Whose Misconduct Charge Was Reversed By Police Commissioner

(Andrew Burton/Getty) For the first time in his eleven months as the city's top cop, James O'Neill has overturned the verdict of an NYPD officer found guilty of misconduct by an administrative judge. The Daily News...

It's Official: A Pack Of Cigarettes Now Costs $13 In NYC

It's Official: A Pack Of Cigarettes Now Costs $13 In NYC

Mayor de Blasio signs the bill (NYC Mayor's Office) NYC is now the most expensive place in the United States to buy a pack of cigarettes—and Mayor Bill de Blasio is very happy about that. The...

FDNY, NY State National Guard Deployed For Hurricane Harvey Rescue

FDNY, NY State National Guard Deployed For Hurricane Harvey Rescuegallery

As "catastrophic" flooding rolls through Houston and other parts of southeast Texas, both Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo have deployed emergency personnel to aid in the ongoing response. Early Sunday morning, the mayor announced that 120...

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