De Blasio Receives Threatening Letter Ahead of Super Bowl

Bill de Blasio in Staten Island this morning.
Bill de Blasio in Staten Island this morning.

Mayor Bill de Blasio became the latest city official to receive a threatening letter ahead of the Super Bowl, police confirmed this morning.

The letter, received yesterday, did not contain white powder like the one sent last week to former Mayor Rudy Giuliani’s office and other Super Bowl-related addresses, but included “threats to the city in general,” an NYPD spokesman said. Continue reading “De Blasio Receives Threatening Letter Ahead of Super Bowl”

Bill de Blasio Plays Host at Gracie Open House

Bill de Blasio greets visitors to his open house at Gracie Mansion.
Bill de Blasio greets visitors to his open house at Gracie Mansion.

Mayor Bill de Blasio today played host at Gracie Mansion to several thousand New Yorkers who waited hours in the frigid cold for a quick photo-op with the new mayor.

But Mr. de Blasio, who spent weeks mulling whether he and his family would move into the opulent digs, made clear he was in no rush to decamp from his current Park Slope row house to the Upper East Side. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Plays Host at Gracie Open House”

Bill de Blasio Sworn in as 109th Mayor of New York City

Bill de Blasio swearing in
Bill de Blasio is sworn in as the 109th Mayor of New York City by New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman. (Photo: Official photo by New York City Mayor’s Office)

Bill de Blasio was officially sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City just after midnight this morning outside his Park Slope home.

“I want to say to all of you how grateful we are,” Mr. de Blasio told the small group gathered on what he called “the most wonderful block in all of Brooklyn,” where he was joined by his wife, Chirlane, and his children, Dante and Chiara. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Sworn in as 109th Mayor of New York City”

Joe Lhota Wants to Bar Non-New Yorkers From Homeless Shelters

Joe Lhota speaking to reporters in Central Park.
Joe Lhota speaking to reporters in Central Park.

Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota wants to stop non-New Yorkers from hogging the city’s shelter beds.

The former deputy mayor and MTA chair said that, if elected, he wants to overhaul the city’s homeless shelter system, calling for an amendment to the state’s constitution, which currently requires the city and state to provide shelter to anyone in need regardless of previous residency.

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Mayor Bloomberg Unveils Gun Site Investigation in Washington Shooting’s Wake

The mayor at today's press conference. (Photo: YouTube/mayorbloomberg)
The mayor at today’s press conference. (Photo: YouTube/mayorbloomberg)

In the aftermath of Monday’s mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C., Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making yet another push for tougher gun purchase background checks.

“We don’t have all the facts about the shooter,” Mr. Bloomberg said at press conference today at City Hall, “but what we do know [is] what happened this week has happened before–and sadly it looks like it will happen again until we get serious about this issue of just too many guns around.”

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