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De Blasio Faces Uphill Trip to Albany

Jan 08, 2015

De Blasio & Cuomo side by side in Oct. at an ebola press conference (photo: @nycmayorsoffice) An emboldened and strengthened Republican majority appears ready to block some of the biggest items


City Council Power Over Broken Windows Policing

Jan 06, 2015

City Council Member press conference in support of the NYPD (photo: William Alatriste) While specific incidents involving police violence – from the killing of Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, to the


The High Stakes Future of the Common Man Mayor

Jan 04, 2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio (photo: @BilldeBlasio) By January 1st, 2002 — the day of his inauguration as Mayor of New York City— Michael Bloomberg had been a billionaire for some time.