With most of the winter season now behind him, Mayor Bill de Blasio today named Kathryn Garcia to lead the city’s Department of Sanitation. Continue reading “De Blasio Names Kathryn Garcia Next Sanitation Commissioner”
Bill de Blasio slammed the New York Times this afternoon for its front-page profile of John Doherty, which suggested the new mayor snubbed the long-standing sanitation commissioner at a press conference yesterday. Continue reading “De Blasio Blasts ‘Patently Inaccurate’ Times Report on Sanitation Commissioner”
Mayor Bill de Blasio is going to skip this year’s St. Patrick’s Day parade, citing the exclusion of openly gay participants. But one of his Irish-American commissioners is going to march anyway.
“I march in a lot of St. Patrick’s Day parades and I’ll probably march in this one this year too,” Sanitation Commissioner John Doherty told Geraldo Rivera in a radio interview this morning. Continue reading “De Blasio Commissioner to March in St. Patrick’s Parade”
Mayor Bill de Blasio today defended his administration’s snow-clearing efforts, brushing aside allegations that plows skipped the Upper East Side in an act of political revenge.
“They’re just mistaken. No one was treated differently. We believe in a five-bough approach in everything we do,” he told reporters, taking questions during a storm briefing at a Brooklyn firehouse. Continue reading “De Blasio Dismisses ‘Mistaken’ Reports of Upper East Side Snow-Clearing Snub”
New Yorkers may have elected him on his campaign promise to reduce widening income inequality, but Bill de Blasio still knows what can really bury a mayor’s approval rating in the winter months: too much snow.
At his final press conference today–just hours before he takes office–Mr. de Blasio said he identified with the woes of outer-borough residents struggling with unplowed streets and promised “aggressive action” if a big snowstorm hits this week. Continue reading “De Blasio Vows ‘Aggressive Action’ Against Snowstorms”
Three commissioners tasked with overseeing critical, emergency city services will remain in their positions during the start of Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s administration. Continue reading “OEM, Fire and Sanitation Commissioners Will Continue Under de Blasio”