Bill de Blasio
Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.
Playing before a crowd that included reporters and dignitaries in the ballroom of the Manhattan Midtown Hilton, the Democrat delivered a solid comedic performance by mocking his own tendency to be late and his goofy habit of making fun of himself.
The program that operates the ubiquitous blue bikes is in the red. Without an infusion of green, the bike share program could fade to black.
Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.
Combined with previous legislation, more than a half-million New Yorkers will now be entitled to take up to five sick days without fear of losing their job.
The world’s largest parade celebrating Irish heritage set off down Fifth Avenue on a cold and gray morning, the culmination of a weekend of St. Patrick’s Day revelry.
The bill expands mandatory paid sick time coverage to businesses that employ five or more people. Once signed, the law will take effect April first.
A grass roots movement has taken the matter of stopping speeding drivers and reducing pedestrian fatalities into its own hands.
The video starts with de Blasio, wearing a track suit and headband, appearing flummoxed by his attempt to do “jazz hands.”
The mayor reminded families to sign up for the program and said that it was time to work with Governor Cuomo to develop a five-year funding plan.
Parade organizers have said gay groups are not prohibited from marching, but are not allowed to carry gay-friendly signs or identify themselves as LGBT.
Residents living near a pair of East Harlem buildings claim that they smelled gas in the area the night before a deadly explosion.
More than 100 people who lost their homes in the blast will be given both temporary and long-term housing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday.
Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.
The explosion reduced the two, five-story buildings to rubble, shattered store windows for blocks and hurled glass, bricks and other debris throughout the neighborhood.