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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Has Few Regrets As 100th Day Approaches

New York City’s first Democratic mayor in a generation reflected on his first 100 days in office, largely downplaying middling poll numbers.

04/09/2014

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

With Pre-K Fight Behind Him, De Blasio To Shift Focus To Affordable Housing

Now that state lawmakers have closed a budget deal to fund prekindergarten in New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio is ready to turn to the next items on his sweeping liberal agenda.

03/30/2014

A "for rent" sign. (credit: Clipart.com)

DiNapoli: Millions Of New Yorkers Living In Homes Above Affordability Level

Affordable housing is defined by the federal government as being below 30 percent of household income. DiNapoli says more than 3 million households statewide paid at least 30 percent of their 2012 income for a place to live.

03/10/2014

The Domino Sugar sign at the plant's refinery (file/credit: Stephen Chernin/Getty Images)

‘How Sweet It Is’: City Planning Commission Signs Off On Domino Sugar Plant Redevelopment

The deal to turn the old Domino Sugar plant on Williamsburg’s waterfront into gleaming apartment towers, offices and open space is moving ahead.

03/05/2014

Home for Sale (file / credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Study: Unaffordable Housing Has Pushed Young Adults Out Of Wealthy Suburbs

The wealthy suburbs on Long Island and in Westchester County have been losing their young workforce at a dramatic rate, and advocates blamed a lack of affordable housing.

02/25/2014

Chappaqua Affordable Housing Development

Quarrel Brews Over Affordable Housing In Chappaqua

The median sale price for a home in Chappaqua is $1 million, but many residents have said they would welcome more affordable housing. But building that affordable housing has proven to be a struggle.

02/18/2014

Bill de Blasio may seek higher taxes for owners of vacant lots. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Eyes Steeper Taxes On Vacant Lots

New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has a message for owners of empty lots zoned for resident construction: Build up or pay up.

11/27/2013

Bill de Blasio (credity: Spencer Platt/Getty Images News), Joe Lhota (credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images Entertainment)

Poll: De Blasio Maintains Overwhelming Lead Over Lhota A Week Before Election

The New York Times/Siena College Poll of likely voters gives de Blasio a 45-point lead, 68 percent to 23 percent.

10/28/2013

Essex Crossing

Mayor’s Office: New Development Will Revitalize Lower East Side

Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced plans Wednesday to develop a large stretch of land on the Lower East Side into a new mixed-use development.

09/18/2013

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Reports: Low-Income Tenants Will Have Separate Door At UWS Tower

Multiple published reports this past week said a planned residential tower on the Upper West Side will include both luxury condos and affordable low-income rental units – but the two groups will be separated with their own entrances to the building.

08/18/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: Bill De Blasio Calls For Tax On The ‘Wealthiest New Yorkers’

New York City Public Advocate and mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio has called for the richest New Yorkers to pay a little more in taxes.

06/25/2013

New York City Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner campaigns in Harlem - May 23, 2013 (credit: TIMOTHY CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Eye On Politics: A Wide-Ranging Interview With Anthony Weiner

Two years after a sexting scandal drove him from the U.S. House two years ago, Anthony Weiner is now trying to revive his political career with a run for New York City mayor.

06/07/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (Credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio: City Is In Dire Need Of More Affordable Housing

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio on Sunday presented a plan to preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing, thus meeting the city’s demands over the decade to come.

04/28/2013

Cans of Food (file / credit: clipart.com)

Study: Long Island Poor Lack Access To Healthy Food

A forum was held in Garden City Tuesday morning, called “The Truth and the Facts: Food Inequality on Long Island.”

04/09/2013

FILE - A view of residential buildings at Co-op City in the Bronx. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

$621 Million Loan Coming For Co-Op City In The Bronx

Co-Op City in the Bronx, the nation’s largest cooperative housing complex, was set Wednesday to receive a government-insured $621 million loan that will require it to stay in an affordable housing program for decades.

11/28/2012

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