De Blasio Is Really Excited About Unclaimed Cash

Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)
Mayor Bill de Blasio. (Photo: Getty)

Mayor Bill de Blasio finally got some good news in the form of a story about unclaimed cash.

The Daily News reported today that the mayor is owed money held by the state comptroller’s office from the health insurance company Group Health Inc. as well as AT&T Mobile.

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De Blasio Blames ‘Miscommunication’ for Spat Over Homeless Subsidies

Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: Ed Reed/NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio today. (Photo: Ed Reed/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today blamed “miscommunication” for his administration’s latest spat with the governor over a deal that would allow the state to subsidize rents for homeless families to transition out of the city’s crammed shelter system.

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‘That’s a Clown Question, Bro’: Staten Island Pols React to Creepy Clown Sightings

The alleged Staten Island Clown. (Photo: Instagram/ Vincent Innocente)
The alleged Staten Island Clown. (Photo: Instagram/ Vincent Innocente)

It may be a publicity stunt, but that didn’t stop Staten Island pols from weighing in on the spate of creepy clown sightings around the borough in recent days.

“This IS creepy! Anyone spot this clown?” Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis asked on Twitter, linking to a story from the Staten Island Advance that described “several reports of a mysterious clown wandering the borough” holding green and yellow balloons.

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De Blasio Hires Pauline Toole to Oversee Department of Records

Pauline Toole. (Photo: LinkedIn)
Pauline Toole. (Photo: LinkedIn)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today added another face to his slowly-growing administration, appointing Pauline Toole as the next Commissioner of the Department of Records and Information Services.

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Bill de Blasio Paves Way for More Charter Co-Locations

Bill de Blasio giving an education speech in a Manhattan church Sunday. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio giving an education speech in a Manhattan church Sunday. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio made clear today that his schools agenda will include more controversial co-locations and charter schools, despite his constant hammering of both on the campaign trail.

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De Blasio Still Wants Conservancies to Share Money With Poorer Parks

Bill de Blasio and Mitchell Silver at today's press conference. (Photo:  Credit: Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
Bill de Blasio and Mitchell Silver at today’s press conference. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Call him Mayor Robin Hood–for parks at least.

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his new parks commissioner today threw their weight behind the idea of getting wealthy, privately-funded parks conservancies to help subsidize parks with less green–but stopped short of endorsing making such an arrangement mandatory. Continue reading “De Blasio Still Wants Conservancies to Share Money With Poorer Parks”

De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver New Parks Commissioner

Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing his new Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver in Seward Park in Chinatown. (Photo: Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)
Mayor Bill de Blasio announcing his new Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver in Seward Park in Chinatown. (Photo: Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio)

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of respected city planner Mitchell Silver as the city’s new parks commissioner, hailing him as “a visionary” with “a passion for fairness and equality.”

Speaking at a press conference at Seward Park on the Lower East Side, Mr. de Blasio praised Mr. Silver, who is current the head of planning for the city of Raleigh, North Carolina, as someone who will lead the department in a more equitable direction. Continue reading “De Blasio Appoints Mitchell Silver New Parks Commissioner”