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Bill De Blasio’s New York

  1. urban planning
    The Bright Future of Citi BikeAfter five years, the system is nimble and popular, and costs the taxpayer nothing — and still has the power to transform the city.
  2. Miami Schools Chief Backs Out of an Agreement to Lead NYC Schools on Live TV“I just don’t know how to break a promise to a child,” Alberto Carvalho said.
  3. urban planning
    The Death of a SkyscraperWhat does it mean for New York if a Wall Street bank knocks down a historic building to harvest some tax incentives?
  4. bill de blasio’s new york
    What’s at Stake for Bill de Blasio in an Election He’s Sure to WinFor a politician still aspiring to take the national stage, how much he wins by — and how many people vote — does matter.
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    Mayor Wants to Raise Taxes on Those Making Over $500K to Pay for Subway RepairsHe announced a boost on high-end income-tax rates to fund public-transit fixes and reduced-fare MetroCards.
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    Mayor de Blasio Reportedly Responsible for One Subway Delay This WeekThe R train may have been held in the station after a press conference.
  7. In a Battle It Cannot Win, New York City Will Spend $32 Million to Fight RatsIt will target three areas, and include some new trash cans.
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    Mayor de Blasio Releases Plan for the End of RikersThe ten-year proposal calls for vastly reducing the jail population and building new jails elsewhere, among other welcome reforms.
  9. projects
    New York’s East Side Is Getting a Waterfront PathThe long-awaited project just got an infusion of cash from the mayor’s office to renovate a stretch near the United Nations.
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    Mayor Bill de Blasio Announces Universal Pre-K Expansion to Include 3-Year-OldsA program will begin in two districts this fall in anticipation of a citywide rollout in 2021.
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    Mayor de Blasio Is Experimenting With Long SideburnsWith a reelection race looming, he has sprouted interesting new facial hair.
  12. Mayor de Blasio Will Not Face Charges in Fundraising InvestigationsBoth federal and state prosecutors have ended their separate yearlong probes.
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    Mayor Bill de Blasio Teases Citywide Ferry Service, Coming This SummerThe company is hiring as the system prepares to open new routes from Astoria, the Rockaways, and South Brooklyn.
  14. New Yorkers Give Mayor Bill de Blasio His Highest Job-Approval Rating in a YearAnd his reelection prospects are looking sweeter, too.
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    Mayor de Blasio to Propose 90 New Homeless SheltersRenewed attempts to stem the very public homelessness crisis.
  16. New York City Recorded Its Lowest Number of Traffic Fatalities in 2016A small dip from 2015, but the third-straight yearly decline under Vision Zero.
  17. Harlem’s One-Antlered Deer Gets Last-Minute Stay on Execution, Then DiesBut there is probably no hope now for the Cuomo–de Blasio relationship.
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    New York City Will Stop Saving Personal Data for Municipal ID HoldersThe fate of the data for the 900,000 current card holders, many unauthorized immigrants, is not yet clear.
  19. New York Asks for $35 Million for Trump Security, May Get Just $7 MillionA congressional spending bill has allocated $7 million for New York. Mayor de Blasio requested $35 million.
  20. Mayor de Blasio Has Been Taking a Lot More Chopper Rides This YearMore in the past three months than his entire term.
  21. NYC Could Risk More Than $7 Billion If Trump Cuts Funds to Sanctuary CitiesAccording to an analysis from New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer.
  22. It Costs $10 Million to Defend de Blasio From Federal Investigation, Report SaysThe New York Times obtained a copy of a contract with a law firm that the city is paying.
  23. Mayor Bill de Blasio and President-elect Donald Trump Had a ‘Respectful’ Talk“In an actual sit-down, that has to be a blunter conversation,” de Blasio said.
  24. A Few Updates About That Proposed Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar LineMapping out some potential routes.
  25. Mayor de Blasio Flew to Queens in a HelicopterThe local political press wants to know why.
  26. LinkNYC Is Turning Off Web Browsing on Its Wi-Fi Kiosks After ComplaintsThey’ll still provide Wi-Fi and other features.
  27. Five Big NYC Parks Are Getting $30 Million Each for UpgradesOne in each of the boroughs.
  28. Mayor’s Nonprofit Cleared in City Board InquiryBut that doesn’t mean it agrees with how Campaign for One New York, and others like it, operate. 
  29. A Beginner’s Guide to the Many Investigations Involving Mayor Bill de BlasioThere are at least five (that we know of). 
  30. New Yorkers Really Aren’t Pleased With Mayor de Blasio These DaysHis approval rating is at an all-time low. 
  31. uh-oh
    Feds Are Now Probing Mayor de Blasio’s Campaign Fundraising As part of an expanded investigation into NYPD corruption. 
  32. Carriage-Ban Compromise Not Everyone LikesThe bill was introduced to the City Council today, and everyone has an opinion.
  33. De Blasio Will Use Street Outreach Teams to Tackle Homeless ProblemDe Blasio called the new initiative “the most comprehensive street homelessness outreach effort ever deployed in a major American city.”
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    City Hall Calls an Audible on Carriage HorsesMayor de Blasio is apparently trying to find a middle ground that would reduce the number of carriages and make a few tweaks to the industry. 
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    City Unemployment Rate Drops to Lowest Level in 7 Years NYC added 24,700 jobs in the third quarter of 2015.
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    Bill de Blasio Wants to Be New York City’s Mayor AgainHe’s set to announce tonight.
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    Times Square: The City’s Id, Now and AlwaysThe desnudas started only the latest battle in a century-long struggle over what the crossroads of the world means to New York.
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    Times Square Desnudas Stay, Bratton Won’t VisitWhen asked if he’d stop for a photo, he said, “Why would I want to do that?”
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    New Yorkers Are Sick of Watching Cuomo and de Blasio Fight They also think Cuomo is winning.
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    Reporter Goes Undercover As a Topless Performer in Times SquareShe had fun, made a few hundred bucks, and now thinks detractors like Mayor de Blasio are clueless.
  41. NYPD Times Square Unit Will Police Topless Women and Spider-menIt will deal with quality-of-life issues in the pedestrian plazas. 
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    De Blasio’s Times Square Idea Isn’t ProgressiveIt represents a profound misunderstanding of public space.
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    De Blasio Considers Destroying Times Square Characters’ Natural HabitatHe suggested the removal of Broadway’s pedestrian plaza.
  44. bill de blasio’s new york
    De Blasio Can’t Ban Carriage HorsesHe finally said as much on Wednesday.
  45. bill de blasio’s new york
    White People Still Don’t Like Mayor de Blasio And black and Hispanic people like him a little less than they used to.
  46. bill de blasio’s new york
    The de Blasios Are Getting Out of TownWithout reporters this time.
  47. bill de blasio’s new york
    De Blasio Isn’t Quite Ready to Endorse ClintonFor those keeping score at home.
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    De Blasio Was Late to Something AgainThis time, it was the Rockaways’ St. Patrick’s Day parade.
  49. kids these days
    Teens, Texting Moms Win As NYC Ends Public-School Cellphone BanTime to live-tweet chemistry! 
  50. bill de blasio’s new york
    The de Blasios Haven’t Quite Warmed Up to the Upper East Side Park Slope forever.
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