De Blasio on Bloomberg’s Legacy: ‘It’s Decidedly Mixed’

Bill de Blasio announcing his new ACS commissioner. (Photo: Twitter/ ‏@NYCTransition)
Bill de Blasio announcing his new ACS commissioner. (Photo: Twitter/ ‏@NYCTransition)

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio offered a pointed critique of his predecessor today, saying Michael Bloomberg’s refusal to acknowledge the city’s growing inequality would mar his administration’s legacy.

The current mayor has spent the past week criss-crossing the five boroughs, touting his accomplishments in areas including job growth, affordable housing construction and his investments in new infrastructure projects, such as the new 7 train extension. Continue reading “De Blasio on Bloomberg’s Legacy: ‘It’s Decidedly Mixed’”

Bill de Blasio Walks Away From White House Meeting With Sweeping National Hopes

Bill de Blasio and other newly elected mayors after their meeting at the White House.
Bill de Blasio and the other newly-elected mayors.

WASHINGTON — Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio went down to Washington, D.C. today to meet with President Barack Obama, emerging emboldened that a “progressive movement” was sweeping the nation.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, which included 15 other newly-elected mayors, Mr. de Blasio said it was clear to him that the fight against inequality–which formed the centerpiece of his campaign–was gaining steam far beyond the five boroughs.
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