Mayor Bill de Blasio

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City To Put In $100 Million To Prevent Flooding In Lower Manhattan

Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials announced a major capital commitment Thursday to protect Lower Manhattan from flooding.

08/27/2015

New York City Department of Correction Commissioner Joseph Ponte. (Credit: City of New York)

De Blasio Defends Jails Commissioner Ponte After Daily News Slam

Mayor Mill de Blasio defended his corrections commissioner Monday, after a New York Daily News editorial called for his ouster following a record-breaking month of inmate violence in city lockups.

08/24/2015

Real estate mogul Don Peebles, who supported Bill de Blasio during his election, is now considering a run for mayor in 2017. (Photo: CBS2)

Former De Blasio Supporter Peebles Emerges As Potential Mayoral Challenger In 2017

The next mayoral election is 810 days away, but already there’s buzz about Democrats who might challenge Bill de Blasio.

08/20/2015

A woman wearing body paint poses in Times Square. (credit: CBS2)

PBA Prez: NYPD Officers Punished For Posing With Topless Models In Times Square

Two uniformed New York City police officers who were spotted snapping selfies with the topless models in Times Square have been reassigned.

08/19/2015

The Guardian Angels say they felt compelled to return to patrolling Central Park due to a spike in crime. (Photo: CBS2)

Guardian Angels Back Patrolling Central Park, Demand De Blasio Do Something About Crime

With crime up 26 percent in Central Park this year the Guardian Angels have resumed crime patrols for the first time in 20 years.

08/17/2015

Bill de Blasio at SI standoff press conference (CBS2)

De Blasio Questioned About Going To Gym After Firefighter Shot On Staten Island

De Blasio’s press secretary Karen Hinton said the mayor was at the gym for at least 80 minutes during the standoff, which started at around 6 a.m.

08/14/2015

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Exclusive: NYC Correction Union President Blames Mayor For Prison Fire Safety Hazards

A dire warning has been issued from the head of the city correction union — fix the jails, Mr. Mayor, or people will die.

08/14/2015

Homeless people in Union Square on Aug. 14, 2015. (credit: John Montone/1010 WINS)

311 Complaints About Homelessness On The Rise

As of last week, the 311 system fielded more than 20,000 calls related to the homeless. That’s up from more than 12,000 two years ago.

08/14/2015

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Common Core Math, English Proficiency Up Slightly In NYC, Statewide

The state’s third- through eighth-graders – as well as those specifically of New York City – did slightly better on Common Core-aligned math and English assessments than last year.

08/12/2015

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Death Toll Rises To 12 In Legionnaires’ Outbreak In The South Bronx

New York City is taking an unprecendented preventative move after two more deaths have been linked to the Legionnaires’ disease outbreak in the South Bronx, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Monday.

08/10/2015

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Mayor de Blasio Booed At Dominican Day Parade Over Immigration Policy Remarks

Mayor Bill de Blasio was booed Sunday as he marched in the annual Dominican Day Parade.

08/09/2015

The State Mobile Command Center is open at Hostos Community College to lead the effort, and expanded outreach and testing efforts are taking place throughout the borough.

City And State Health Inspectors Continue To Investigate Legionnaires’ Outbreak

The State Mobile Command Center is open at Hostos Community College to lead the effort, and expanded outreach and testing efforts are taking place throughout the borough.

08/09/2015

The Health Department ordered that within the next 14 days, all buildings with cooling towers that haven't been tested in the last 30 days be tested and any towers found contaminated be disinfected.  (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Team From CDC Addresses Bronx Legionnaires’ Outbreak; Case Also Reported In Rockland

A team from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is expected to be in New York City on Friday to meet with state and city officials regarding an outbreak of Legionnaires’ disease in the South Bronx.

08/07/2015

This man passed out in Harlem on Wednesday. Aug. 5, and paramedics said he was high on synthetic marijuana, or K2. (Credit: CBS2)

‘NYC Safe’ Mental Health Initiative Unveiled As Part Of Plan To Combat Homelessness

Don’t expect the mayor’s “NYC Safe” initiative to magically make the homeless disappear from the streets. It may only affect several hundred.

08/06/2015

Jon Stewart Leaving "The Daily Show" (Photo by Rick Kern/Getty Images)

De Blasio Family Posts #JonVoyage Video Bidding Farewell To Jon Stewart

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his family issued a farewell video Wednesday for Jon Stewart, as Stewart prepares to end his run on “The Daily Show.”

08/05/2015

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