Bill de Blasio

FDNY personnel work to extinguish a fire as a building burns after an explosion on Second Avenue in the East Village on March 26, 2015. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

De Blasio: Someone May Have ‘Inappropriately’ Tapped Gas Line Before East Village Explosion

Twenty-two people were injured, four critically, after the powerful blast and fire sent flames soaring and debris flying Thursday afternoon. Six members of the FDNY were hurt in the operation.

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Moises Locon, Nicholas Figueroa (Family photo/Facebook)

2 Unaccounted For After East Village Explosion, Fire

Two people remain unaccounted for after an apparent gas explosion in the East Village that leveled three five-story buildings.

13 hours ago

A building burns after an explosion on 2nd Avenue on March 26, 2015 in New York City. The seven alarm fire drew firefighters from across the city. A number of injuries have been reported. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

19 Injured In Apparent Gas Explosion, Collapse At East Village Buildings

A gas explosion ripped through four buildings and ended up leveling three of them, leaving a total of 19 people injured in a bustling section of the East Village Thursday afternoon.

03/26/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani (credit: Spencer Platt/Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Former Mayor Giuliani Pens Letter With Mayor De Blasio Seeking Continued Mayoral Control Over NYC’s Schools

The joint letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers calls for renewal of mayoral control without delay.

03/23/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Robocall Urges Landlords To Help Homeless

Mayor Bill de Blasio is asking New York City landlords to make vacant units in their buildings available to homeless families in exchange for cash rewards.

03/20/2015

Spectators watch marchers during the St Patrick's Day parade on March 17, 2015. (credit: Jewel Samad/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC’s Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade Steps Off On Fifth Avenue

The parade, which dates back to 1762, marched past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street and ended at 79th Street.

03/17/2015

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

NYPD Admits 2 Detectives Used Department Equipment To Alter Wikipedia Articles

Last week, the publication Capital New York reported that computers operating on the NYPD’s network had been used to alter Wikipedia pages containing details of controversial cases.

03/16/2015

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

Pre-Kindergarten Registration Begins In NYC

The sign-up period began Monday. All 4-year-olds are entitled to a slot in the free program this September. The initial sign-up period ends April 24.

03/16/2015

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

NYC’s Plan For Pre-K Prayer Breaks Raises Concerns

Civil liberties groups are already objecting to the plan, which would take effect next fall, saying allowing a prayer break in a publicly funded classroom may violate the constitutional separation of church and state.

03/15/2015

Firefighters remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by Kena Betancur/Getty Images)

Service In East Harlem Marks Anniversary Of Deadly Gas Blast

A memorial service Thursday is commemorating the one-year anniversary of a gas explosion in East Harlem that leveled two buildings and killed eight people.

03/12/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Touts Turnaround At Boys And Girls High School

A turnaround is happening at Boys and Girls High School, one of the city’s poorest-performing schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday.

03/10/2015

FILE - A Ferret walks on a leash. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Board Of Health Rules To Keep Ban On Ferrets As Pets In NYC

The city Board of Health decided Tuesday to maintain a long-standing prohibition on keeping the animals as pets. The vote was 3-2 to lift the ban but needed six votes to pass. There were three abstentions.

03/10/2015

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio with NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton on Dec. 15, 2014. (Credit: CBS2)

De Blasio: No Relationship Between Relaxed Pot Laws, Marijuana-Related Killings

Mayor Bill de Blasio responded Tuesday to comments by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton tying an increase in violent crime in the city to marijuana.

03/10/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio marches in the Rockaways St. Patrick’s Day Parade on March 7, 2015. (credit: Ed Reed/Mayoral Photography Office)

De Blasio’s Lateness Irks Some At Rockaways St. Patrick’s Parade

Parade organizers waited 10 minutes for de Blasio, and the banner reading “Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio” was carried for 14 blocks — half of the parade route — without the mayor anywhere in sight.

03/08/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers remarks at the Association for a Better New York’s breakfast at The Pierre hotel on March 5, 2015. (credit: Demetrius Freeman/Mayoral Photography Office)

De Blasio Urges Business Leaders To Raise Minimum Wages

De Blasio appeared at a gathering of The Association for a Better New York — a group that has not always seen eye-to-eye with the liberal mayor.

03/05/2015

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