Bill de Blasio
We have a new pope, a new mayor-elect and more time to enjoy those large, sugary drinks. Here are our picks for the 13 biggest news stories from 2013, in order of when they occurred.
Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito says she will be the next City Council speaker.
Library lovers dressed in cardboard costumes of their favorite books Monday to protest plans to renovate the New York Public Library’s main branch and sell the popular Mid-Manhattan branch.
The mayor-elect is going into the meeting with some big ideas regarding federal investments into education, infrastructure.
Professional soccer could be coming to the Bronx. The city is working on a deal that would put a soccer stadium down the street from Yankee Stadium.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio is on “a mission” of sorts. He wants to begin influencing the national agenda on a host of issues that pertain directly to New York City.
In a statement by Bill, Chirlane, Chiara and Dante de Blasio on their website, the family called it “a tough decision.”
Reported rapes have gone up 57 percent since 2009. The NYPD receives about 600 domestic violence calls a day, the organization said.
While South Africans of all races flocked to houses of worship Sunday for a national day of prayer and reflection to honor Nelson Mandela on Sunday, the former South African president and civil rights icon was also being remembered in the United States.
Soon-to-return NYPD Commissioner William Bratton was making the rounds with Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio Saturday, including a stop at the Rev. Al Sharpton’s National Action Network.
From Harlem to Hollywood, Paris to Beijing, people hailed Nelson Mandela’s indomitable courage in the face of adversity as an inspiration for all.
As William Bratton prepares to embark on his second tour of duty as New York City police commissioner, he will find a very different city than the one he left behind nearly 20 years ago.
William Bratton is being named to lead the NYPD as it tries to maintain a historic drop in crime and an extensive counterterrorism program, even as its tactics have come under increased scrutiny.
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has vowed to ban horse-drawn carriages after he takes office in January, leaving carriage drivers worried.
De Blasio is naming the first members of his administration this week.