Public Advocate

New York City Public Advocate Bill De Blasio (file / credit: Facebook)

De Blasio To NYPD: Start Providing Data On Crime In Parks

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio is calling on the NYPD to provide data on crime in parks, in order to help prevent another sexual assault.

CBS New York–10/08/2012

David Mitchell is accused of raping a 73-year-old woman in Central Park. He appeared in court on Sept. 14, 2012. (credit: CBS 2)

New York Public Advocate Calls On NYPD, Parks Department To Step Up Security Following Central Park Rape

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio said that he wants to know why the NYPD and the Parks Department did not respond to a preceding incident involving the suspect in Wednesday’s rape of a 73-year-old woman.



Public Advocate Watchlist Of New York City’s Worst Landlords Now Accessible Via Craigslist

Apartment seekers have a new tool to help them avoid making an expensive mistake.


New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images)

Public Advocate To Landlords: Get Your Act Together

Landlords of rundown buildings are also renting to space to New York City, according to Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. He said the city should use its economic power to hold them accountable.