Bill de Blasio

NYC issues request for proposals for alternatives to Rikers Island

The city wants a consultant to examine if the prisons in Manhattan and Brooklyn can be expanded, among other things<p>In June, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled a “roadmap” to shutdown the Rikers Island prison over the next 10 years. On Thursday, he took the first step towards making that a reality.<p>His …

Rikers Island

Mayor, Council reach deal to expand protections for rent-regulated tenants

The City Council and Mayor Bill de Blasio have reached a deal on legislation that would expand protections for rent-regulated tenants who are being harassed by landlords eager to move them out, renovate and charge much higher rents.<p>The bill, which was finalized this week after being negotiated for …

Housing

New York Is Finally Getting a ‘Night Mayor'

At the Market Hotel in Bushwick last month, a crowd of about a hundred people gathered for a town hall with City Council members and representatives …

New York City

80 x 50 Hokum

It’s important that we feel that we’re fighting this crisis like our lives depend on it, because in fact they do,” said New York mayor Bill de …

Energy

Across the USA, governments have a gender hypocrisy gap

When it comes to the “war on women,” many politicians are hypocrites. They allege gender bias in the private-sector workplace to score political points while simultaneously leading government payrolls with massive gender gaps among top-paid positions.<p>Whether it's House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, …

Opinion

New York Today: Readers Try a Week of Meditation

<i>Good morning on this radiant Friday.</i><p>How can stressed-out, busy New Yorkers incorporate meditation into their daily routines? And can it make a difference?<p>To explore those questions, we asked 13 readers who have little to no meditation experience to try it for 20 minutes each morning last week and …

New York City

Working In These Times is dedicated to providing independent and incisive coverage of the labor movement and struggles for workers' rights.

An Affordable Housing Movement Is Rising from the Wreckage of the Foreclosure Crisis<p>On January 16, 2017 in New York, N.Y., the Citywide Alliance …

Housing

Critics: Yeshivas Are Providing Substandard Education, City Is Taking No Action

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — Accusations are mounting that thousands of kids at New York City yeshivas are not learning the basics, and that Mayor Bill de …

Education

Criminal justice reform advocates push City Council to change NYPD policies

<i>With weeks to go in the legislative session, advocates are pushing forward some controversial bills at the City Council. Council members and the</i> …

Linda Sarsour

Democratic Incumbent Loses Council Seat in Queens After Bitter Race

A vocal critic of Mayor Bill de Blasio and his homeless policy has defeated a Democratic incumbent for a seat on the New York City Council in a corner of residential Queens, according to unofficial results from the city’s Board of Elections.<p>Robert F. Holden became the fourth Republican elected to …

New York City

Terror-linked CAIR & NYC's Bill de Blasio team up for ‘social justice’

Terror-linked CAIR & NYC's de Blasio team up for ‘social justice’<p>The Left and radical Islam unite once more.<p>Posted November 16, 2017 03:51 PM by …

Conservative View

Revenge porn bill unanimously approved by city council

The city council voted unanimously to criminalize revenge porn Thursday afternoon, making it punishable by up to a year in prison.<p>Councilman Rory …

New York City

More Than Half of Renewal High Schools Fall Short on Graduation Rates

More than half of the high schools that the de Blasio administration has targeted for rapid improvement have fallen short of their goals for raising their graduation rates, according to preliminary data released by the Education Department this week.<p>Of the 28 high schools in the $582 million …

Education

De Blasio: NYCHA chief ‘isn’t going anywhere’

Mayor Bill de Blasio stepped up his support Thursday for his embattled Housing Authority chief — and blasted calls for her resignation as a …

New York City

Lowering standards is no way for the Army to meet quotas

Only days after a report that the Army relaxed its recruitment standards, Chief of Staff Gen. Mark Milley says the new policy has been …

Opinion

Revenge porn will soon be a crime in New York City

New York City has unanimously passed legislation that makes revenge porn a crime.<p>The city council voted on Thursday to make it a misdemeanor to disclose, or to threaten to disclose, the intimate images of someone without their consent andwith the intent to cause harm. The act will be punishable of …

Law

New York City Picks Developers for Queens Mixed-Use Complex

New York City officials have selected a proposal for a mixed-use project that will bring a large number of affordable housing units to one of the city’s last waterfront development sites.<p>The city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and Housing Development Corp. said Thursday they …

Housing

New York Today: Chicago Pizza vs. the New York Slice

Updated, 11:30 a.m.<p><i>Good morning on this wettish Thursday.</i><p>Mayor Bill de Blasio’s press secretary tweeted on Saturday that a Chicago pizzeria was better than any other pizza out there — including New York.<p>Five days later, he’s still wrong.<p>But, then again, our pizza preferences could be, too. So we …

New York City

NYCHA boss hides behind NYPD ‘bodyguard’ after explosive report

The city’s embattled Housing Authority chief showed up late for work Wednesday morning ​shielded by an NYPD ​officer — and refused to address …

New York City

Lab Report: Has de Blasio Lost His Progressive Chops?

A morning roundup of the day’s news.<p><b>Second-term slowdown?</b> Bill de Blasio entered the New York City mayor’s office in 2013 as a “dyed-in-the wool liberal who wasn’t afraid to take on the city’s wealthy class,” promising a sweep of progressive changes. Four years later, <i>Governing</i> looks at his …

Lake Erie

What role will de Blasio play in race for city council speaker?

Come January, 51 members of the city council will vote on its new leader. Four years ago, the mayor played a crucial role in that process. What is …

De Blasio's expanded affordable housing agenda, revealed

The mayor offered up more details on his ambitious plan following his reelection victory last week<p>Following Mayor Bill de Blasio’s re-election victory last week, the administration is now offering up more details on its ambitious affordable housing plan. Titled Housing New York 2.0, the plan builds …

Housing

Court Officers Are Aiding in Immigration Arrests, Say Lawyers

ICE agents have now arrested 69 immigrants at city courthouses this year, and lawyers say state officers are abetting Trump’s crackdown<p>Ishmael …

Immigration

Borough President Eric Adams calls out city for not doing enough on diabetes

The Brooklyn borough president said at a Crain's summit the city 'doesn't have a clue' how to fix its diabetes crisis<p>City and state officials have …

Diabetes

De Blasio Starts Search for Alternatives to Rikers

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has taken the first step in shutting down the troubled jail complex on Rikers Island, releasing a request for proposal to assess the city’s correctional facilities and identify sites where new jails could be built.<p>Under the proposal, a consultant …

News (U.S.)

Untapped Staff Reads: Chicago Pizza vs. the New York Slice, Subway Ridership Falls

Here’s what the Untapped Staff is reading in the HQ today:<p><b>The 20 most popular hotels in New York City [USA Today]:</b> New York City has plenty of …

Travel

NYC’s cheapest housing might be its chicest

Robert A.M. Stern’s namesake architecture firm has designed some of the city’s most celebrated luxury addresses: 15 Central Park West and 30 Park …

Housing

New York City property-tax lawsuit reaches state Supreme Court

Council members, advocates seek to join case against city<p>Lawyers for an odd-couple coalition of civil rights advocates and real estate interests …

U.S. State Supreme Courts

In Court, Mayor and City Council Wrangle Over Powers

From time to time, members of the New York City Council have been known to disagree with Mayor Bill de Blasio. But do they have the right to formally do so in court?<p>That question is being addressed by a judge in State Supreme Court in Manhattan, after a group of five council members moved to file …

New York City

De Blasio doesn’t want city council supporting property tax racism suit

The De Blasio administration is trying to block city council members from supporting a lawsuit that calls the property tax system racist.<p>“The case …

New York City