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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Mayor de Blasio Drops Silent Bob, Eisenhower References

Jay and Silent Bob and General Dwight Eisenhower. (photo composite: wikimedia)
Jay and Silent Bob and General Dwight Eisenhower. (photo composite: wikimedia)

It’s probably not a surprise to anyone who’s seen his college yearbook photo, but it appears Bill de Blasio is a fan of the movie Clerks.

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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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Video: Bill de Blasio Dons Afro for Inner Circle Comedy Act

Bill de Blasio dons the afro. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor's Office)
Bill de Blasio dons the afro. (Photo: Rob Bennett/NYC Mayor’s Office)

Mayor Bill de Blasio took his infamous “dad humor” to the stage last night at the annual Inner Circle Show, a yearly charity musical in which the City Hall press corps roasts the mayor through song and dance.

The new mayor kept to tradition by following with his own comedic performance. Continue reading “Video: Bill de Blasio Dons Afro for Inner Circle Comedy Act”

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”