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Mayor De Blasio Signs Bill To Require Tracking Use Of Solitary Confinement

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the legislation Thursday.

5 hours ago

Mayor Bill de Blasio holds a news conference to discuss the city's prekindergarten program Aug. 28, 2014, in Brooklyn. (credit: Rob Bennett/Mayoral Photography Office)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Downplays Comptroller’s Prekindergarten Concerns, Says Sites Being Vetted

Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted Thursday that universal prekindergarten sites set to open next week are being thoroughly vetted for safety.

7 hours ago

A prekindergarten class (file/credit: Getty Images)

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer: Some Prekindergarten Sites May Be Unsafe

Stringer says the mayor’s office is far behind schedule in submitting contracts with pre-K providers for review by the comptroller’s office.

08/27/2014

Signs of protesters rallying against police brutality in memory of Eric Garner August 23, 2014 in Staten Island, New York.(Photo credit should read STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images)

AP: City Council To Hold Hearing On Police Training In Wake Of Eric Garner Case

The New York City Council will hold oversight hearings next month on a police department review of its training procedures, in the wake of the chokehold death of Eric Garner in police custody on Staten Island, The Associated Press has learned.

08/27/2014

A woman walks by an NYPD officer in Times Square. (credit: Getty Images)

Quinnipiac Poll: Most New Yorkers Support ‘Broken Windows’ Policing

Fifty-six percent of black respondents said they support “broken windows,” while 61 percent of white New Yorkers surveyed said they back it.

08/27/2014

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Group Protests Horse-Drawn Carriages Outside Gracie Mansion

Opponents of horse drawn carriages are not letting Mayor Bill de Blasio forget his campaign promise.

08/26/2014

Lilly Ledbetter (in green) with school safety agents on steps of City Hall demanding fair pay, May 9, 2014. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

Mayor’s Office: Union Contract Means Pay Equity For Largely Female School Safety Agents

The City of New York has reached a tentative contract agreement with the union representing school safety agents, which includes a provision for pay equity for the predominantly female workers.

08/26/2014

FILE -- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Police Union Leader Blasts Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Brooklyn DNC Bid

Ed Mullins, president of the Sergeants Benevolent Association, said he does not support the mayor’s call to bring the convention to the Barclays Center in downtown Brooklyn.

08/26/2014

Yaroslav Kolchin climbed the Brooklyn Bridge on Aug. 24, 2014 (Credit: CBS 2)

Russian Tourist In Court After Climbing Brooklyn Bridge

Yaroslav Kolchin, a 24-year-old Russian tourist visiting the city from Moscow, is charged with reckless endangerment, criminal trespass and other charges.

08/25/2014

Cardell Williamson (Credit: CBS 2)

De Blasio: Full Investigation Coming Into Child’s Death At Bronx Day Care

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said a “full investigation” will be launched following the death of a toddler at the home of his caregiver in the Bronx.

08/25/2014

School buses idle in front of a school in Manhattan's East Village. (credit: Getty Images)

Mayor Bill De Blasio Defends Raises For School Bus Drivers

Mayor Bill de Blasio justified Monday giving school bus employees raises through the parceling out of city grant money to school bus companies, noting the workers’ compensation had been cut by the Bloomberg administration.

08/25/2014

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

For Mayor Bill De Blasio, A Lot On The Line As Prekindergarten Rollout Nears

De Blasio made the establishment of universal prekindergarten — which a top aide called one of the biggest government undertakings in the city’s history — the centerpiece of his mayoral campaign a year ago.

08/24/2014

Former New York Yankees manager Joe Torre stands with his plaque that will be installed in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium during a ceremony prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox on August 23, 2014 in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Yankees Retire Joe Torre’s No. 6

The New York Yankees have retired four-time World Series champion manager Joe Torre’s No. 6.

08/23/2014

City and religious leaders including the Rev. Al Sharpton, Cardinal Timothy Dolan, Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, and Police Commissioner Bill Bratton gather for a meeting. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Sharpton Pledges Zero Tolerance For Violence At Eric Garner Rally After Meeting With Dolan

Cardinal Timothy Dolan is bringing together the mayor and other religious leaders for a roundtable meeting spawned by the death of a man placed in an apparent chokehold by a police officer.

08/20/2014

New video shows Eric Garner, 43, on the ground before he died shortly after an officer apparently put him in a choke hold. (Credit: CBS 2)

Staten Island DA: Grand Jury To Review Eric Garner’s Death

The Medical Examiner’s office previously dubbed Garner’s July 17 death a homicide caused by “compression of his neck (chokehold), compression of his chest and prone positioning during physical restraint by police.”

08/19/2014

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