Tag: de Blasio, Bill

What the City Didn’t Want the Public to Know: Its Policy Deepens Segregation

For more than two years, lawyers for New York City have fought to keep secret a report on the city’s affordable housing lotteries, arguing that its release would insert an unfavorable and “potentially incorrect analysis into the public conversation.” The report was finally released on Monday, following a federal court ruling, and its findings were […]

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The Power Went Out. Where Was de Blasio?

In a union hall lobby in Waterloo, Iowa, Mayor Bill de Blasio slouched down into a corner, his presidential stump speech safely delivered, but with a more pressing issue at hand. About 1,000 miles away, large swaths of Manhattan’s West Side were still enveloped in darkness by a massive power failure, and Mr. de Blasio […]

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Con Edison Apologizes for Power Failure, but Offers Few Clues About ‘Root Cause’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Consolidated Edison apologized on Sunday for a power failure that left a large swath of the country’s most densely populated urban area steaming in the dark for five hours, as utility executives and elected officials continued to seek an […]

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Here’s One List Where Kirsten Gillibrand Is Winning and Kamala Harris Is Tied With Marianne Williamson

Amid the relentless focus on Washington and presidential politics, a liberal political action committee has ranked the 2020 Democratic presidential candidates on something much lower on the political food chain — what they are doing to help Democrats win state legislative seats. The idea is that rebuilding the party nationally depends on the hard work […]

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Can Dante de Blasio Save His Father’s Presidential Campaign?

It started out with a soft launch: a snippet of Dante de Blasio supposedly giving his father some tongue-in-cheek advice before he stepped on the presidential debate stage. It did not land particularly well. Then he published an op-ed he had written a few years earlier about his interactions with the police as a young […]

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For 30 Minutes on a Hot Friday Morning, Trump Lashes Out at a Range of Critics

WASHINGTON — Speaking for over 30 minutes in the hot sun on Friday morning, President Trump lashed out at his critics in no particular order, heaping vitriol on everyone from Democrats running for president to the former Republican House speaker, not to mention a foreign ambassador and the press. The president conducted his impromptu news […]

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A Super Bowl Trip, a Bribery Indictment and the Taxi Industry’s Corruption

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For decades, Alan S. Kaufman and Tony Georgiton held immense power in New York City’s taxi industry. Mr. Kaufman led a major credit union that lent money to thousands of drivers. Mr. Georgiton co-owned a fleet that operated 550 […]

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De Blasio Is on the Wrong Side of Gun Prosecution Reforms

Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York took a break from his long-shot presidential campaign this week to attack a program in Brooklyn that keeps young people who’ve been convicted of having an unlicensed gun out of prison. It was a strange move. Brooklyn’s diversion program is doing good, not harm, the evidence shows. It’s […]

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A Bailout for Taxi Drivers? The Mayor Says No, but Others Keep Pushing

After it emerged that thousands of taxi drivers had been lured into reckless loans that left them with overwhelming debt, city leaders took steps to keep it from happening again. They have begun enforcement proceedings against brokers who arranged the loans, arrested a debt collector, strengthened oversight and written new rules. But there is one […]

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Why ‘Raising a Black Son’ Is a de Blasio Campaign Theme

The first frame in the now-famous 33-second ad is taken up almost entirely by Dante de Blasio’s giant Afro. He was only 15 then, an unlikely star of his father’s equally unlikely victory in the 2013 mayor’s race in New York City. Through Dante, his father, Bill de Blasio, was able to highlight his biracial […]

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Cyclist Killed by Cement Truck and 2 Other Deaths Spur ‘Emergency’

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A bike messenger was fatally hit by a truck while riding in morning traffic in Manhattan. Three days later, another cyclist was struck and killed by a car in Brooklyn. And four days after that — less than four […]

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De Blasio’s Guevara Lesson: What He Says in New York Should Stay in New York

In his tenure as mayor of New York, Bill de Blasio has been known to adopt the patter of the proletariat, often calling out to union leaders and their followers as “brothers and sisters.” He is also prone to repeating some of his remarks in Spanish, and peppering his speeches with Spanish phrases. “Somos siempre […]

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De Blasio’s Tough Talk on Police Reform Rings Hollow

Mayor Bill de Blasio wanted America to know that when it comes to changing the way the police treat black people, he gets it. To drive the point home, Mr. de Blasio, who’s splitting his time between running New York and running for president, told the country about Dante, his son whom he raised with […]

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Live Updates Ahead of Tonight’s First Democratic Debate

Here’s what you need to know: ImageThe stage being set up for the first Democratic presidential debate in Miami.CreditDoug Mills/The New York Times The candidates on stage tonight: Bill de Blasio, Tim Ryan, Julián Castro, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren, Beto O’Rourke, Amy Klobuchar, Tulsi Gabbard, Jay Inslee and John Delaney. Who needs the biggest boost? […]

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Amid Racial Divisions, Mayor’s Plan to Scrap Elite School Exam Fails

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Richard A. Carranza, the city schools chancellor, insisted last week that the plan to eliminate the entrance exam that dictates admission into Stuyvesant High School and the city’s other top public high schools was gaining traction. “There’s some real […]

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Students of Color are More Likely to Be Arrested in School. That May Change.

Andrea Colon, an 18-year-old student activist from Far Rockaway, Queens, traveled a thousand miles to a presidential campaign stop for Mayor Bill de Blasio in Hiawatha, Iowa — not to hear his views on national issues, but to confront him about arrests in schools. “If we act like young people, if we get into a […]

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Stop Sneering at Bill de Blasio

A common type of viral news story in our age of American decline involves school lunch debt. School employees have seized lunches from students whose parents fall behind on their bills and thrown them in the trash. Kids who owe lunch fees have been branded with stamps and markers and served inferior cold meals. Recently, […]

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5 Takeaways From New York City’s $93 Billion Budget Deal

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Five years ago, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the parameters of his first New York City budget, weighing in at $75 billion. With each successive budget, Mr. de Blasio and City Council leaders have spent more taxpayer money, hiring […]

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Chokeholds and Police Abuse, Kept From the Public

An administrative judge will decide soon whether New York Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo should be fired for using a prohibited chokehold that led to the death of Eric Garner and waves of protest over police brutality five years ago. Whatever her decision, the public may never know about it. That is because of the stunning […]

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