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Lew's View: New York City is going to pot

- New York City is going to pot. Literally and figuratively. Since the day Mayor Bill de Blasio forced his police commissioner to infamously hold up …

Too Few of NYC's New Units Will Be Permanently Affordable

Some not-great-news from the city housing department by way of DNAinfo: only 3,000 of the 20,000 units of affordable housing created or preserved by the de Blasio administration last year will <b>remain permanently affordable</b>. The remainder will eventually be able to pass into market rate. Here's how …

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Report: Rikers Violence Up As City Spends More Per Inmate

<i>(Getty Images)</i><p>A report released today by the office of Comptroller Scott Stringer [PDF] emphasizes that violence in NYC jails continued to increase …

De Blasio deems $25K Israel visit ‘very important, absolutely legal’

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended as “absolutely appropriate, absolutely ­legal” his trip to Israel this weekend funded by a Jewish …

De Blasio issues a national clarion call, and the response is faint

Whether Democrats are willing to accommodate Mayor Bill de Blasio’s national aspirations should become clear soon.<p>The de Blasio-founded Progressive …

A Welcome from Mayor Bill de Blasio

Dear Friends: It is a great pleasure to send greetings to everyone attending the 13th Annual Open House New York Weekend. As a hub of innovation and …

The MTA Capital Program means more countdown clocks and fewer delays (hopefully)

Last week, after months of negotiations, Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced they’d come to an agreement on funding the MTA …

New York mayor Bill de Blasio meets with counterparts in Israel amid escalating violence in the region which has left 40 Palestinians and seven Israelis dead

• <b>Bill de Blasio met with Tel Aviv mayor Ron Huldai on first full day in Israel</b>• <b><br>Also attended an event organized by a mixed Israeli-Palestinian</b> …