Bill de Blasio
Mayor Bill de Blasio responded Tuesday to comments by NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton tying an increase in violent crime in the city to marijuana.
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.
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.
Schools will now close for Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha, making New York City the largest school district in the nation to recognize the two holidays on the official school calendar.
De Blasio has championed Jewish causes. He denounced anti-Semitic violence in Europe at a major New York synagogue and in a recent trip to Paris following terrorist attacks there.
The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.
Plans to extend the Second Avenue subway line south of Midtown could go off the rails unless the MTA’s funding crisis is solved, according to New York’s transit chief.
Critics have charged that House Speaker John Boehner ignored protocol by inviting Netanyahu without first consulting the president and that the speech opens the Capitol up to Israeli politics.
A longtime ban on cellphones in New York City public schools is set to be lifted on Monday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio joined the LGBT-friendly alternative to New York City’s main St. Patrick’s Day Parade, which excluded official gay groups for years.
On Feb. 26, 1988, Ed Byrne, a 22-year-old rookie cop, was assassinated as he sat in his squad car guarding a witness’ home.
More subway delays? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don’t agree on how to pay for improvements to the city’s aging mass transit system.
Mayor Bill de Blasio called the New York Post ridiculous for an article in which the newspaper reported that police officers think the training in wake of the Eric Garner case is not realistic and pretty silly.
Mayor Bill de Blasio is laughing off an attack ad that depicted him as a character in the sexually charged blockbuster “Fifty Shades of Grey.”
New York State Republicans say Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio is like the submissive character in “Fifty Shades of Grey,” dominated by the Rev. Al Sharpton.