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Mayor Bill de Blasio is back in NYC. Here are 8 issues for his to-do list

We have some suggestions.

Mayor Bill de Blasio ends his presidential campaign

This long-shot quest for the Democratic presidential nomination is over.

Why the de Blasio administration wants to limit hotel development in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio recently signaled support for a measure that would require more approvals for building a hotel in New York City—but the timing has raised questions.

In Bill de Blasio’s New York, buses and safe streets play second fiddle to parking

As New York City’s mayor seeks a promotion to the highest office in the land, it’s worth exploring his approach to how we get around

Bill de Blasio is running for president: New Yorkers react


Mayor Bill de Blasio is running for president

De Blasio, who is in his final term as mayor, made the announcement after months of uncertainty

How Bill de Blasio’s housing record stacks up to his ‘working people’ platform

Housing issues have dogged New York City’s mayor since day one of his administration

De Blasio’s ‘glass skyscraper ban,’ explained

Despite what Mayor Bill de Blasio says, traditional skyscrapers likely are not going anywhere.

De Blasio violated ethics rules by courting developer donations: report

A probe by the city’s Department of Investigation found fundraising activity that violated conflict of interest rules

De Blasio’s new housing czar has ‘mandate’ to improve affordable housing

Vicki Been previously worked as the commissioner of the Department of Housing Preservation and Development

De Blasio convenes ‘expert panel’ to consider BQE revamp alternatives

A group of 16 NYC experts will look at all of the options to repair the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway

Mayor De Blasio commits $80M to combat NYCHA’s lead paint problem

The administration will hire private contractors to examine 150,000 NYCHA apartments across the city.

Are basement apartments the answer to NYC’s affordable housing crisis?

A pilot program to create new, affordable basement units will roll out in East New York

New Yorkers urge de Blasio to support half-price MetroCards for low-income commuters

Transit advocates are urging commuters to call the mayor’s office and demand support for Fair Fares.

De Blasio diverts funds from Queens affordable housing project, prompting City Council query

Mayor de Blasio abruptly pulled funding for a 163-unit affordable building at Halletts Point.

To make NYC a fairer city, De Blasio calls for millionaires’ tax, NYCHA fixes, and more

The mayor reiterated his goal of making New York "the fairest big city in America" in his 2018 State of the City address.

MTA board delays subway station repairs after city pushback

It’s the latest round in the seemingly futile battle between Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio.

NYC’s congestion pricing plan is here: DeBlasio, Cuomo, other officials react

The reactions have been pouring in since the Fix NYC panel’s proposal came out this morning.

At De Blasio inauguration, calls for fairness, more affordable housing dominate

The need for affordable housing connects to De Blasio’s larger goal of making New York "the fairest big city in America"

How to watch Mayor Bill de Blasio’s inaugural ceremony

The Public Advocate and Comptroller will also be sworn in today, and Bernie Sanders will do the honors for the mayor.

How to score free tickets to Bill de Blasio’s inaugural ceremony

De Blasio will be sworn in for his second term by Bernie Sanders

9 ways NYC tackled the affordable housing crisis in 2017

These are just some ways city worked to address the housing crisis in 2017, and with any luck, these measures will move the needle in 2018.

Bill de Blasio talks affordable housing, turnstile jumpers, and more in Q&A

And why he’s a "good progressive"

City aims to combat homeless crisis by turning ‘cluster sites’ into affordable housing

A new plan will involve purchasing cluster housing and converting them into affordable homes.

NYC issues request for proposals for alternatives to Rikers Island

The city wants a consultant to examine if the prisons in Manhattan and Brooklyn can be expanded, among other things.

De Blasio's expanded affordable housing agenda, revealed

The mayor offered up more details on his ambitious plan following his reelection victory last week.

Queens’s new Select Bus Service route is NYC's longest

More than 40,000 daily riders across several different neighborhoods will benefit from the new service.

The Rockaways get $145M investment to help protect it from future storms

These investments include the creation of new parks and raising the shoreline.

City will invest $250M to preserve Mitchell-Lama buildings

The funding boost is part of Mayor de Blasio’s larger affordable housing initiative.

De Blasio’s proposed millionaires tax backed by more than half of City Council

Of the council’s 51 members, 27 have expressed their support for the proposal in a letter to the MTA.

De Blasio's affordable housing agenda just got even more ambitious

The administration will achieve its current 200K unit goal two years early, in 2022, and hope to create 300K affordable units by 2026.

De Blasio introduces five-point plan to tackle NYC traffic congestion

This includes restricting curbside access and greater NYPD enforcement, among other measures.

City gives outreach program for low-income tenants facing eviction $1M boost

The additional funding will ensure that low-income tenants facing eviction know that they can get free legal representation.

De Blasio isn't on board with new legislation for self-driving cars in NYC

The mayor calls the plan a "mistake" and fears it puts New Yorkers in unnecessary danger.

Bill de Blasio’s affordable housing initiative failing low-income New Yorkers, says report

A new report argues that the mayor’s Housing New York Plan isn’t serving extremely low-income New Yorkers.

Mayor de Blasio on income inequality in NYC, his millionaires tax, and more

Ahead of the mayoral election, in which De Blasio is being considered a shoo-in, the mayor talks candidly about his years in office and what he still hopes to achieve.

De Blasio's proposed millionaires tax would fund half-priced MetroCards, subway upgrades (update)

Mayor Bill de Blasio has plans to propose a "millionaires tax" that would generate funds from wealthy New Yorkers to help foot the bill for much-needed repairs to the city’s subway system.

City calls for more MTA transparency, funding in its NYC subway overhaul

The mayor’s office called for more accountability and transparency in the MTA’s subway overhaul plans, due to be released later this week.

De Blasio to Cuomo: step up and fix the subway

The mayor pushed back against assertions that the city is not doing enough to fix the crumbling mess that is the NYC subway.