Post Tagged with: "Mayor Bill de Blasio"

Governor Kathy Hochul speaks after being sworn in as New York’s 57th governor during a ceremony in the Red Room at the State Capitol. (Mike Groll/Office of Governor Kathy Hochul)

Gov. Hochul Congratulations Pour In

Shortly after Governor Kathy Hochul took the oath of office to become New York’s 57th governor and first female governor, congratulations came in from leaders around the state. Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (D-Bronx) acknowledged Hochul as the state’s first woman […]

by · August 24, 2021 · News
Mayor Bill de Blasio at the National Action Network to deliver remarks for the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death. Credit: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office

Leaders Observe the Anniversary of George Floyd’s Death

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Rev. Al Sharpton at the National Action Network in Harlem to deliver remarks for the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death on Tuesday, May 25, 2021. The Mayor and Rev. Sharpton, along with other elected […]

by · May 25, 2021 · News
Success Academy South Ozone Park (Queens) Middle School. Credit: Success Academy

De Blasio OKs Success Academy-Queens Middle School

Mayor de Blasio has given Success Academy Queens families what they’ve been asking for: a suitable permanent middle school so that their children can continue their education. In August, Success Academy Ozone Park Middle School will open its doors to […]

by · May 24, 2021 · Education News
City Hall. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Hartzog, Jiha Get New City Hall Gigs

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Melanie Hartzog as Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services and Jacques Jiha as Director of the Mayor’s Office of Management and Budget. Hartzog previously served as Budget Director and Jiha served as the […]

by · October 19, 2020 · Government, News
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Richard Carranza at City Hall

City Cancels Spring Break

In light of the threat generated by the coronavirus, Mayor de Blasio on Friday instructed Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza to cancel the planned April 9-17 spring break for teachers and city schoolkids. “We are confident that continuing remote learning will […]

by · April 6, 2020 · Education News, Government, News
First Lady Chirlane McCray attends a book reading by Jennifer Jones Austin at the Brooklyn Historical Society. CREDIT: Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office.


Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Jennifer Jones Austin as Chair of the Board of Correction. The Board provides critical oversight for the City’s jail system, and as Chair of the Board, Jones Austin will serve to […]

by · April 1, 2020 · Government, News
City celebrated 101st birthday of World War II veteran Sidney Walton. (Credit:  Michael Appleton/Mayoral Photography Office)

Honors for 101-year-old WWII Vet at City Hall

Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrated the 101st birthday of World War II veteran Sidney Walton and his family in the Blue Room at City Hall on Tuesday, February 11, 2020.

City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City To Increase Water Delivery Infrastructure

City now investing $800 million on new water mains over next two years, a $130 million increase The de Blasio Administration today announced the City will be constructing new water mains and increasing staffing as part of several steps in […]

by · January 30, 2020 · Government, News
Corrections Officers Benevolent Association President Elias Husamudeen (at the podium) questions the closing of Rikers in fovor of four borough-based jails. [Credit: Robert Press]

Council Members Diaz Sr., Holden and King Protest Closing Rikers on the Steps of City Hall

By Robert Press On Wednesday, Bronx City Council members Ruben Diaz, Sr. and Andy King were joined by Queens Councilman Robert Holden to announce they were going to vote no on closing Rikers Island jail. They issued a joint-statement explaining […]

by · October 20, 2019 · Government, News
Tree Work Hub (NYC Parks)

De Blasio, Heastie Announce City to Stop Issuing Sidewalk Violations for Damage Caused by Street Trees

NEW YORK—Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Heastie announced today the City will no longer issue violations to homeowners for sidewalk damage caused by City trees. The City will also ramp up sidewalk repairs under the Trees & Sidewalks program to […]

by · September 10, 2019 · Local News, News


Today, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., tenants of the Diego Beekman Houses and dozens of Bronx elected officials, advocates and community leaders will host a press conference and rally on the steps of City Hall to oppose the siting […]

Photo credit: Robert Press

Mayor Announces Eastchester Gardens Facelift

Mayor de Blasio Announcers $3.7 Million Dollars to Renovate Eastchester Gardens Community Center By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio came to the Eastchester Gardens Housing Complex with NY State Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, and Councilman Andy King […]

by · February 7, 2019 · Bronx Politics, Housing, News
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Drug Enforcement Administration

“Safe” Injection Sites Gets Thumbs Down From Councilman Andy King

Bronx Councilman Andy King recently sent out a “Dear Friend” letter to supporters explaining his opposition to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan to create safe-injection sites for IV-drug users. In the letter King asks, “Did you know the City of […]

by · January 24, 2019 · Bulletin Board, Government, Health, News
Mayor de Blasio Announces Universal Health Care Plan

Mayor de Blasio Announces Universal Health Care Plan

By Robert Press Mayor Bill de Blasio came to Lincoln Hospital (one of the New York City-run hospitals) to announce a partnership with the NYC Health + Hospitals Corporation and Bronx-based health insurer Metro Plus called New York Care. New […]

by · January 9, 2019 · Health & Fitness, News
City Hall, Manhattan. Benjamin Kanter/Mayoral Photo Office.

Where The Pols Are, November 29

Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in Queens, where he will be announcing the next milestone in the redevelopment of LaGuardia Airport at 11 a.m. At 9 a.m., First Lady Chirlane McCray will visit a Trauma Smart location where Pre-K students will […]