By Yoav Gonen, Josefa Velasquez and Katie Honan, THE CITY SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — Top New York state and city officials converged at this week’s Somos conference for the same blend of politicking and policy discussions on Latino priorities — but they differ on how they paid for their trips. Most used campaign or […]
NEW YORK – Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza today announced health and safety protocols, including guidance for testing and tracing, for schools for the start of the 2020-21 school year. These protocols will apply to all school communities and will help prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We are doing everything in our […]
Mayor de Blasio is pushing for NYC’s First Lady Chirlane McCray to become Brooklyn borough president, insiders say
New York, NY, USA – May 16, 2019: Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray arrive at the Statue Of Liberty Museum Opening Celebration on Liberty Island, NY USA (Shutterstock) By Anna Sanders and Shant Shahrigian, NY Daily News Mayor de Blasio is pushing his wife as the next borough […]
Mayor de Blasio announcing his Green Wave plan this past summer (Mayor’s Flickr) By Jake Offenhartz, Gothamist Mayor Bill de Blasio says he now supports a City Council proposal to drastically reshape streets in favor of cyclists, bus riders, and pedestrians—provided, that is, the project’s ambitious benchmarks don’t kick in until after he leaves office. […]
Ahuja is chief of staff at the advocacy group Girls for Gender Equity. She previously worked at City Council as the deputy director of policy and innovation from under then-Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.
By Yoav Gonen, THE CITY City officials ended a four-year vacancy by finally naming a chairperson to lead an independent workplace discrimination, diversity, and sexual harassment watchdog. Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson jointly picked Sasha Neha Ahuja, a former Planned Parenthood official, to head the Equal Employment Practices Commission. The […]
By Greg B. Smith
City housing lottery information was heavily redacted in a court filing. Photo: Ben Fractenberg/THE CITY The de Blasio administration is fighting to keep under wraps studies of its own data used to analyze whether the city’s affordable housing lottery system reinforces segregation. The latest result: a 31-page report filed in Manhattan Federal Court on […]
Tobacco use causes 12,000 deaths each year in New York City.