Tag: de Blasio, Bill

They Were Accused of Sexual Harassment, but the City Hid It From Future Employers

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] When a top aide to Mayor Bill de Blasio was allowed to quietly resign last year over sexual harassment charges, the city decided to keep the reason for his departure secret. Officials said that they wanted to protect his […]

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Only 7 Black Students Got Into N.Y.’s Most Selective High School, Out of 895 Spots

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Only a tiny number of black students were offered admission to the highly selective public high schools in New York City on Monday, raising the pressure on officials to confront the decades-old challenge of integrating New York’s elite public […]

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Mayor de Blasio Vowed to Create 100,000 Jobs. The Truth? No One Really Knows.

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Mayor Bill de Blasio surprised many in the city’s political class two years ago when he broadened his push to address income inequality by promising to create 100,000 jobs in 10 years that would pay $50,000 or more per […]

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Climate Change: How Can Manhattan be Protected? Make It Bigger

After Hurricane Sandy flooded Lower Manhattan and caused massive damage to the city’s financial center, climate scientists agreed it was only a matter of time before a new superstorm would bring the same kind of damage — or worse. That realization, in part, led Mayor Bill de Blasio to embrace an unconventional solution: Make Manhattan […]

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The Latest Target of Anti-Semitic Graffiti in New York? Ruth Bader Ginsburg

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A poster hanging on the walls of New York City subway stations advertises a new book celebrating the life and work of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, calling the Supreme Court justice a “trail blazer” and a “history maker.” On Tuesday, […]

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New York’s Mayor Doesn’t Run New York’s Subways. Should He?

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] It is a peculiarity of New York City history: The mayor does not control the subway that is so essential to the city’s success. Mayor Bill de Blasio has some influence over the transit system, but he is largely […]

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New York Today: N.Y. Today: Why Did the Mayor Call a Snow Day?

Weather: Bundle up. Temperatures start in the low 20s and by the afternoon will warm all the way up to the low 30s. Alternate-side parking: Suspended through Ash Wednesday. ImageCreditStephen Speranza for The New York Times The outlook for New York City yesterday went from, in the words of Bob Dylan, “give me shelter from […]

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Amazon, the Door’s Still Open

It is heartening to hear that Gov. Andrew Cuomo was at least able to get Jeff Bezos, Amazon’s founder, on the phone. The Times reported that the governor has had “multiple phone conversations with Amazon executives, including Mr. Bezos, over the past two weeks.” The conspicuous absence of Mr. Bezos, both in public and private, […]

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Big City: Bill de Blasio, the Progressive Who Was Left Behind

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Recently Mayor Bill de Blasio went to Iowa, not for the first time, presumably to vision-board a bid for the presidency despite his public equivocations. Over the course of two stops, one in Sioux City and another in Des […]

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A Breakthrough on the M.T.A.

At long last, New York is getting what it deserves: broad agreement from Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio to address the subway crisis that has frustrated millions of people and hobbled the economy of the largest city in the United States. The two men, both Democrats, have wasted years in a damaging […]

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Boost for Congestion Pricing in Manhattan as de Blasio Supports Cuomo Plan

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his support behind congestion pricing on Tuesday as the best option to raise money for New York City’s failing subway, announcing an unusual alliance with his frequent rival, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, to fix […]

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$773 Million Later, de Blasio Ends Signature Initiative to Improve Failing Schools

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Mayor Bill de Blasio is canceling one of his signature education initiatives, acknowledging that despite spending $773 million he was unable to turn around many long-struggling public schools in three years after decades of previous interventions had also failed. […]

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It’s Mueller’s Investigation. But Right Behind Him Is Andrew Goldstein.

WASHINGTON — The routine was always the same. President Trump’s lawyers would drive to heavily secured offices near the National Mall, surrender their cellphones, head into a windowless conference room and resume tense negotiations over whether the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, would interview Mr. Trump. But Mr. Mueller was not always there. Instead, […]

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Mayor de Blasio Returns to Iowa, Playing the Role of Coy Presidential Aspirant

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] SIOUX CITY, Iowa — He seemed at complete ease, shaking hands, posing for selfies and cracking tall guy jokes, as he laid out a plan for Democrats to take back the White House. Perhaps Bill de Blasio’s comfort level […]

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Editorial Observer: Mr. Mayor, Where Did the Love Go?

Mayor Bill de Blasio is headed to Iowa, looking for that 2020 kind of love. Unpopular at home in New York, where his approval rating is 43 percent, his worst showing since January 2017, and apparently bored by the chore of running one of the greatest cities in the world, Mr. de Blasio seems ready […]

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New York Says It Will Crack Down on City Workers Abusing Parking Privileges

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] The traffic choking New York City streets has brought new congestion fees on taxis and Ubers and rallied support around a broader congestion pricing plan to charge all cars and trucks entering the busiest neighborhoods. Now city officials are […]

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With 2020 in Sight, de Blasio Turns Left After Amazon’s Exit

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Ever since Amazon decided to withdraw its plans to build a corporate campus in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been in attack mode. He criticized Amazon for abandoning New York, characterizing its decision as an example […]

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After New York City’s War With Amazon, Uber Could Be Next

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] After New York City and Amazon went to war over a new campus in Queens, the city is heading into battle with another tech giant: Uber. Mayor Bill de Blasio approved a yearlong cap on Uber vehicles last summer, […]

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Why the Amazon Deal Collapsed: A Tech Giant Stumbles in N.Y.’s Raucous Political Arena

A senior executive from Amazon, one of the world’s biggest companies, led by the world’s richest person, found himself last weekend in a showdown with a suburban state senator. The executive, Brian Huseman, who is based in Washington D.C., was trying to find out whether the New York state senator, Andrea Stewart-Cousins, would exert more […]

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