When Mayor Bill de Blasio dominated last year’s mayoral primary and general election, returns appeared to show that the Democrat had transcended the racial and ethnic factions that had divided the city’s electorate for so many decades.
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in an interview broadcast today that skipping the St. Patrick’s Day Parade–as his successer, Bill de Blasio plans to do–could “harden” parade organizers’ anti-LGBT views.
Former Mayor Michael Bloomberg sat down with Yahoo News anchor Katie Couric for his first major interview since leaving office, where he finally weighed in on his successor, Bill de Blasio, after months of silence.
Seven years ago, when the Westside mega-development known as Hudson Yards was but a twinkle in the collective eye of real estate moguls and Bloomberg officiates, grumbling had already begun about inequality among the neighborhood’s residents. Those residents, of course, had yet to arrive. And the complaints seemed stranger still given that Hudson Yards had, Read More
When former Mayor Michael Bloomberg won mayoral control of the city’s public schools or watched his dream of a West Side stadium die in Albany, he went into battle with a team of around a half dozen people tasked specifically with lobbying the state legislature.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today unveiled his $73.7 billion preliminary budget plan for the next fiscal year–squirreling away more than $1 billion in surplus money left by the previous administration as he prepares to enter negotiations with the city’s 150-plus municipal labor unions, which are all working under expired contracts and itching for pay hikes and retroactive raises. Continue reading “De Blasio Squirrels Away Money Ahead of Contract Negotiations”→