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Mayor de Blasio delivers a speech on charter schools at Riverside Church, March 23, 2014. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio On Charter School Students: ‘We Need Them To Succeed’

Just weeks after moving to prevent their expansion, Mayor Bill de Blasio has offered an olive branch to the charter school movement.

03/23/2014

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Mayor De Blasio Pokes Fun At Himself At Annual ‘Inner Circle’ Show

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.

03/23/2014

Citi Bike docking station at Carmine St. and 6th Avenue, May 26, 2013. (credit: Jessica Marcus/CBSNewYork)

Citi Bike Remains In The Red, Looks To Boost Weekly, Daily Ridership

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.

03/21/2014

A restaurant grade is seen at an establishment in Chelsea - New York, NY - Jan 19, 2011 (credit: Paul Murnane / WCBS 880)

City Council Moves To Eliminate ‘Gotcha System’ Of Restaurant Inspections

Fines will go down overall, but the city will maintain the letter grading system implemented by former mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2010.

03/21/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks on signing the paid sick leave bill into law on March 20, 2014. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Mayor De Blasio Signs NYC Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law

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.

03/20/2014

Revelers march in the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade along Fifth Ave in Manhattan on March 17, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

NYC’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade Marches Up Fifth Avenue Amid Controversy

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.

03/17/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio delivers his State of the City address on Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. (credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio Announces Plans To Sign Paid Sick Leave Bill Into Law

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.

03/17/2014

An activist group has posted fake 20-mph speed limit signs around the city. (Credit CBS 2)

Activists Hope To Slow Speeding Drivers With Fake ’20-MPH Speed Limit’ Signs

A grass roots movement has taken the matter of stopping speeding drivers and reducing pedestrian fatalities into its own hands.

03/17/2014

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Video: Steve Buscemi Trains Bill de Blasio Ahead Of ‘Inner Circle’ Show

The video starts with de Blasio, wearing a track suit and headband, appearing flummoxed by his attempt to do “jazz hands.”

03/17/2014

FILE -- Mayor Bill de Blasio reads to children in a prekindergarten class at P.S. 130 in Manhattan. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Spends Sunday In Brooklyn, Urges Families To Sign Up For Pre-K

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.

03/16/2014

A band marches down Fifth Ave. during the St. Patrick's Day parade March 17, 2009 in New York. Thousands turned out for what is billed as the world's oldest and largest parade. AFP PHOTO/DON EMMERT

Guinness Pulls Sponsorship, LGBT Groups Plan Protests For St. Patrick’s Day Parade

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.

03/16/2014

East Harlem Explosion

Reports Of Gas Leaks On The Rise In Wake Of Fatal East Harlem Blast

Residents living near a pair of East Harlem buildings claim that they smelled gas in the area the night before a deadly explosion.

03/15/2014

Aisha Wyatts (R), applies for assistance at an American Red Cross disaster relief center at 125th St. and 3rd Avenue a day after an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

De Blasio: City To Provide Housing For Victims Displaced By East Harlem Blast

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.

03/14/2014

iremen watch as work crews remove debris from the smoking site of an explosion in East Harlem on March 13, 2014.  (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

8 Confirmed Dead In East Harlem Gas Explosion; Active Scene Remains

Eight people are now confirmed dead in the blast that also injured more than 60 others. Others are still believed to be missing.

03/13/2014

Firefighters respond to a 5-alarm fire and building collapse in East Harlem on March 12, 2014. (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

3 Dead, Several Missing After Explosion Levels Buildings In East Harlem

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.

03/12/2014

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