Anna Sanders and Danielle Tcholakian

Bill de Blasio names Dean Fuleihan Budget Director

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio tapped legislative negotiator Dean Fuleihan for Budget Director.Credit: @NYCTransitionAs his signature proposal -- raising taxes to fund universal prekindergarten -- faces potential opposition in Albany, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio tapped a legislative veteran to...

Wednesday, December 18, 2013, 6:43 PM

De Blasio names Lilliam Barrios-Paoli deputy mayor for health and human services

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio appointed Lilliam Barrios-Paoli deputy mayor for health and human services on Thursday. He is pictured here flanked by his First Deputy Mayor-Elect Anthony Shorris and Barrios-Paoli.Credit: Anna SandersMayor-Elect Bill de Blasio appointed a City Hall veteran to head...

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 7:16 PM

Bill de Blasio names first deputy mayor, other senior staff to his administration

Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio announces Anthony Shorris as first deputy mayor during a press conference Wednesday.Credit: John Moore/Getty ImagesMayor-Elect Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that Anthony Shorris, vice president of NYU Langone Medical Center, will serve as first deputy mayor in his...

Wednesday, December 4, 2013, 5:56 PM

(UPDATE) Four dead after Metro-North train derails in the Bronx

Emergency crews help injured passengers after Metro-North train derailed near the Spuyten Duyvil station in the Bronx. Credit: Getty ImagesAn updated version of this story can be read here.To read witness accounts of the derailment's aftermath, click here.For information about how to find out the...

Sunday, December 1, 2013, 2:55 PM

Police: SantaCon a nuisance for Manhattan neighborhoods, spreads more vomit than holiday cheer

A reveler dressed as Santa Claus takes a nap during the annual Santacon event in 2010. Police think the event is too naughty for some Manhattan neighborhoods.Credit: Mario Tama/Getty ImagesPolice think SantaCon has become too naughty for some Manhattan neighborhoods.The NYPD's Midtown North...

Thursday, November 21, 2013, 8:42 PM

(Updated) Teen in custody after two young men are injured in shooting at Bryant Park ice skating rink

Two young men were injured after a shooting at the Bryant Park ice skating rink Saturday night, police said. Credit: Megan Cutcher via TwitterA teenage boy is in custody after two young men were injured in a shooting sparked by a coat at the Bryant Park ice skating rink Saturday night, police said...

Sunday, November 10, 2013, 3:30 PM

Mayors Against Illegal Guns report criticizes Internet gun sales

Sites like Armslist.com allow people with criminal records to buy illegal guns, a new report commissioned by Mayor Michael Bloomberg found.Credit: Armslist.comA single website can help people with criminal records buy more than 25,000 illegal guns this year alone, according to a report...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013, 9:54 PM

Bill de Blasio teeters on the threshold of victory, Bill Thompson digs heels in

Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio emerges from a voting booth with his wife Chirlane McCray after voting in the New York City mayoral primary on September 10, 2013 in Brooklyn. Credit: Getty ImagesAs the last votes came in at 9 p.m., exit polls suggested Public Advocate Bill de...

Wednesday, September 11, 2013, 3:22 AM