tale of two cities
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his newly-appointed Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services today vowed to change the way the city treats its poor and to address the homeless crisis in a city where 22,000 children now live in shelters.
Mr. de Blasio began a press conference today talking about Dasani, the 11-year-old girl profiled in a widely-read, in-depth New York Times series this week about the struggles of living in the city’s sprawling shelter system.
dollar dollar bill y'all
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio ran his campaign vowing to end the “Tale of Two Cities,” making the growing gap between the rich and the poor and rising poverty under the current mayor’s tenure centerpieces of his message.
But Mayor Michael Bloomberg, working to cement his legacy, pushed back on those charges today.
Nice Guys Finish...
Mayor Michael Bloomberg just can’t seem to stop heaping praise on his fellow billionaires when discussing the issue of income inequality.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio insisted last night that he has the grit to be the city’s next mayor, even if he isn’t as prone to expletives as some of his would-be predecessors.
“I’ve got the steel I need to take on this fight,” said Mr. de Blasio during an appearance on MSNBC’s All in with Chris Hayes, where he was introduced as the “guy who is now–against all conventional wisdom, and much to the shock and horror of much of the city’s elite–the front-runner in the New York City’s mayor’s race.”