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Mayoral election votes of Trump, Melania and Ivanka didn't count -- here's why

This year’s mayoral election went to Democrat Bill de Blasio, as was highly anticipated. De Blasio won 65 percent of the votes, beating Republican opponent Nicole Malliotakis. In an exclusive with New York Daily News, officials at the city’s Board of Elections revealed that the...

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 4:24pm

Times Square subway explosion ‘was terrorist attack:’ Mayor

City officials have confirmed that Monday morning’s explosion in Times Square was a terror-related attack. “This was a terror attack in our subway,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a press conference on 42nd Street just before 10 a.m. "There was one individual who, thank God,...

Monday, December 11, 2017 - 10:52am

Queens Boulevard now 3 years without pedestrian, cyclist death

For years, Queens Boulevard was known as the “Boulevard of Death” after nearly 200 people were killed on the busy street over the course of 30 years. However, the major Queens thoroughfare has now gone three years without a pedestrian death following a slew of safety improvements in...

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 11:37am

50 US cities pen letter to FCC demanding net neutrality, democracy

Leaders from New York City, San Francisco, Seattle, Boston and the District of Columbia today submitted a signed letter with 45 other mayors urging the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to uphold the rules supporting net neutrality. Net neutrality would keep the internet as a public utility...

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 2:00am

Channeling his inner Kevin Bacon, perhaps, de Blasio repeals NYC Cabaret Law

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation repealing the city’s 91-year-old Cabaret Law. What is a Cabaret Law, you might ask? Have you ever seen the movie Footloose? No one in the town was allowed to dance until Kevin Bacon shook things up. So, I guess de Blasio is sort of the Kevin Bacon here...

Tuesday, November 28, 2017 - 3:01pm

Mayor de Blasio seeks consultants in plan to close Rikers Island

Mayor Bill de Blasio officially began the process of shuttering Rikers Island on Thursday by issuing a request for proposal to develop an action plan to close the controversial jail complex and find alternate solutions. “We have a moral obligation to close down Rikers Island and transition...

Friday, November 17, 2017 - 1:57pm

De Blasio wins second term; first Dem to do so since Koch

Election Day came to a close with a result that many New Yorkers likely saw coming. Bill de Blasio ended a 32-year drought Tuesday night when he was re-elected to a second term as mayor of New York City. The last Democrat to do so was Ed Koch in 1985. Amid chants of "four more years,"...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 10:19pm

De Blasio, Malliotakis and Dietl’s final face off is at the polls

It all comes down to today. After leading the polls for the past several months, will Mayor Bill de Blasio get a second term in office or will New Yorkers opt for Staten Island Republican Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis or former NYPD detective and independent Bo Dietl? While we can only...

Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 5:00am

NYC expands paid sick leave to help survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault

New York City expanded its paid leave policy on Monday to help support residents who are survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking and trafficking. Mayor Bill de Blasio signed the new law on Monday, which amends the administrative code of the city around paid leave and expands the...

Monday, November 6, 2017 - 1:13pm

Terrorism, pay-for-play key topics of final mayoral debate

Taking place the day after a man drove a rented truck down a Manhattan bike path, killing eight and injuring 12 others, the final mayoral debate between Bill de Blasio, Nicole Malliotakis and Bo Dietl kicked off on the topic of terrorism. The key points were police surveillance of Muslim New...

Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 11:27am

‘Now is not the time to live in fear:’ NYPD commissioner

The day after Sayfullo Saipov drove a rented truck down a bike path on the West Side of Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 12 others, city officials urged New Yorkers to remain vigilant — and fearless — in the face of terrorism. “Now is not the time to live in...

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 - 2:44pm

Officials react to Lower Manhattan terror attack on social media

As details continue to emerge in Tuesday afternoon’s terror attack in Lower Manhattan, in which at least eight people were killed and at least 15 others were injured, city officials have taken to social media.  “This was a cowardly act of terror,” the mayor tweeted. “...

Tuesday, October 31, 2017 - 6:22pm

New York City's first lady talks Halloween and her haunted home

Halloween may not be until Tuesday, but New York’s first couple is ready to celebrate, thanks to their annual holiday festivities at Gracie Mansion. Ahead of the three-day celebration that kicks off today, first lady Chirlane McCray may have kept the costumes she and Mayor Bill de Blasio...

Friday, October 27, 2017 - 2:47pm

Mayor releases 5-point action plan to tackle traffic congestion

Among the many things New York City is known for is its traffic, which can often be at a standstill at any time or place across the five boroughs. That’s something Mayor Bill de Blasio hopes to change with the unveiling of his five-point action plan to combat traffic congestion. “With...

Monday, October 23, 2017 - 11:31am

21 new SBS routes coming over next 10 years: Mayor

If you’re one of the more than 2.5 million New Yorkers who rely on the city’s bus service, the good news is improvements are coming, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Friday. There is a catch, though: They’ll be rolled out over the course of the next 10 years. The city is planning...

Friday, October 20, 2017 - 2:53pm

First general election mayoral debate was unruly spectacle

There were chants, rants, jeers, cheers and even a spectator tossed out, but it was no sporting event. No, this was the first general election mayoral debate between incumbent Democrat Bill de Blasio, Republican Nicole Malliotakis and independent Bo Dietl. Tuesday’s 90-minute spectacle...

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 11:18am

De Blasio, Malliotakis and Dietl meet in first general election debate

With the 2017 general election just weeks away, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Republican Staten Island Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis and independent former NYPD detective Bo Dietl will come face to face on the debate stage for the first time Tuesday night.    New Yorkers can likely expect the...

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 - 10:17am

Why mayoral candidate Mike Tolkin is homeless this week

“I’m tired,” mayoral candidate Mike Tolkin said. The Democrat, who is running on the Smart Cities ballot, is one day into living seven days as a homeless New Yorker to raise awareness for the issue and highlight his plans to combat it. “Yesterday, I could walk into a...

Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 1:48pm

City unveils 3-year action plan to meet Paris Climate Agreement goals

Over the next three years, New York City will be committed to meeting the goals of the Paris Climate Agreement — regardless of the Trump administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Tuesday. The action plan, detailed in “1.5°C: Aligning New York City With the Paris Climate...

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 - 11:47am

‘No words’ to describe Las Vegas shooting: De Blasio

Like many Americans, New York City officials are stunned in the wake of Sunday night’s mass shooting at a country music concert in Las Vegas. The shooting, which killed more than 58 people and injured more than 515 others, was the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history. The shooter, 64-...

Monday, October 2, 2017 - 12:57pm