Mayor Bill de Blasio made clear today that his schools agenda will include more controversial co-locations and charter schools, despite his constant hammering of both on the campaign trail.
Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted today that any claims of a “crackdown” on panhandling in the city’s subway system are overrated.
Asked by WNYC radio show host Brian Lehrer whether the “crackdown on subway panhandling” was “consistent with your vision of how the NYPD should treat poor people who are basically innocent of crimes?” Mr. de Blasio said he wanted “to reframe the question” before answering. Continue reading “De Blasio Insists There’s No ‘Crackdown’ on Subway Pandhandling”
GOP State Senator Greg Ball just doesn’t care for partisan politics.
“I don’t give a shit about party politics,” he explained in a radio interview this morning on Talk 1300 AM.
She may have partnered with Bill de Blasio to launch his ambitious “Vision Zero” plan to reduce traffic speeds and pedestrian fatalities, but don’t except Department of Transportation Commissioner Polly Trottenberg to slam the mayor on his recent traffic violations controversy. Continue reading “DOT Commissioner Dodges ‘Speedgate’ Questions”
Bill de Blasio isn’t backing down from his staunch support of AIPAC.
Bill de Blasio’s off-schedule, closed-press speech last month to the pro-Israel lobbying organization drew criticism from the the Democratic mayor’s most passionate supporters, including The Nation‘s editorial board, which reacted especially harshly. Continue reading “De Blasio Defends Foreign Policy Views After AIPAC Speech Criticism”
Bill de Blasio isn’t trying to cover up his embarrassing furball fumble.
Reflecting on his first Groundhog Day as mayor, which featured Staten Island Chuck, the big city counterpart to Punxsutawney Phil, squirming from his arms and nearly escaping, Mr. de Blasio today jokingly compared the experience to that of Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, whose team was overwhelmed in Sunday night’s Super Bowl game. Continue reading “De Blasio Compares Groundhog Drop to Peyton Manning’s Loss”
Bill de Blasio, slammed by some conservative critics for his lefty policy aspirations, is not flying high on one particularly ambitious marijuana proposal.
The mayor stopped by the hip-hop station HOT 97 this morning to discuss yesterday’s stop-and-frisk decision, and wound up weighing in on a host of other topics, including the Super Bowl and marijuana policies. Continue reading “‘Sorry’: Mayor Does Not Support New Yorkers Buying Weed at Their Bodegas”