Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed a $190 million expansion of after-school programs for middle school students.
New York’s Assembly passed a bill that would open state tuition assistance programs to undocumented immigrant students, a measure that now moves to an uncertain future in the Senate.
The mayor visited P.S. 130 in Chinatown on Tuesday afternoon to announce his administration has lined up all the classroom seats and then some to roll out universal pre-K this September.
The various traffic violations made by his caravan last Thursday came just two days after de Blasio unveiled his “Vision Zero” pedestrian safety plan, which involves lowering the speed limit and more rigorous enforcement of traffic laws.
Police Commissioner William Bratton defended Mayor Bill de Blasio’s security detail, which is operated by police, saying the officers did “what they’re trained to do.”
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that a deal to keep Long Island College Hospital open under a new operator would mark the end of an “epidemic of hospital closings” going back all through his predecessor’s administration.
Inspectors have long warned that the Auburn Family Residence in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and the Catherine Street shelter in Lower Manhattan were unfit for children.
Comptroller Scott Stringer said Wednesday the budgetary elephant in the room this year is the number of open labor agreements the city has to settle.
Since announcing his “Vision Zero” initiative last month, Mayor Bill de Blasio said an interagency task force has worked to develop new strategies to make streets safer.
Republican Staten Island councilman Vincent Ignizio said the freeze-thaw cycle, salt and plows have taken their toll. The councilman has also called on the mayor to beef up the DOT budget.
New York City Police Commissioner William Bratton says he has “no problem whatsoever” with Mayor Bill de Blasio’s call to the NYPD after a political ally was arrested.
Ralliers chanted “poverty wages have to go” and “we want change and we don’t mean pennies” at a demonstration on the City Hall steps Friday.
Despite travel conditions and emergency declarations, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday defended the decision not to cancel class for the city’s 1.1 million public school students, by repeatedly reminding parents that he is a public school parent too.
The mayor phoned chief Kim Royster to ask about the arrest of bishop Orlando Findlayter.
The primary focus of the mayor’s plan includes universal, full-day pre-kindergarten, which includes $530 million from taxing the rich, a projection that got him a tongue-lashing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo.