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After day of subway hell, De Blasio takes the 7 train

Mayor de Blasio opted to ride the train to Citi Field stadium following a day of horrific service, but Governor Cuomo hasn’t made an appearance in … a while.

Embattled Bedford-Union Armory project is endorsed by Mayor de Blasio

De Blasio is particularly hoping to convince the Crown Heights community over the merits of the redevelopment’s community facilities like the swimming pool, basketball courts, and the indoor soccer field.

Inwood rezoning could increase affordable housing, improve infrastructure

The city’s new action plan for the neighborhood takes a holistic approach to big changes

De Blasio lays out 'roadmap' to shut down Rikers in 10 years

The administration is looking to reduce the daily prison population by 25 percent over the next five years.

Mayor de Blasio gets slightly more proactive about NYC's subway woes

Mayor de Blasio suggests the MTA consider turning over control if they can’t handle fixing the subway.

Mayor de Blasio denies reduced cost MetroCard funding for low-income New Yorkers

Despite gaining the support of transit advocates and several local officials, Mayor de Blasio has been reluctant to fund the $50 million pilot program, stating that the city cannot afford it.

Transit advocates once again push for congestion pricing in NYC

The long-debated plan would help the city raise money for its infrastructure issues and ease traffic below 60th street, but it may prove politically unviable.

Brownsville affordable housing, community programs will get boost from city

The Brownsville Plan will add 2,500 affordable homes to the neighborhood over the next five years.

$50M facelift of Bronx’s historic Orchard Beach Pavilion moves forward

The city hasn’t yet announced how long it will take for the majestic pavilion to reopen, but it’s fair to expect it’ll be a few years at least.

Cuomo, De Blasio continue to bicker over who runs the subway

Perhaps one of the most frustrating aspects of NYC subway’s numerous problems has been the reluctance on the part of either Mayor Bill de Blasio or Governor Andrew Cuomo to acknowledge the scope.

Affordable housing advocates remain opposed to mayor's inclusionary housing program

A new study analyzing the merits of the mayor’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing, which was supposed to mend the rift between affordable housing advocates and the city administration, has only made matters worse.

‘Charging Bull’ sculptor may challenge placement of Wall Street’s ‘Fearless Girl’

Italian artist Arturo Di Modica claims the bronze girl violates his copyright

421-a’s revival, Affordable New York, incentivizes low-income housing

Developers will still get a city tax break in return for building lower-price rental units

‘Fearless Girl’ will stay in place through February 2018

The statue will stay on under the Department of Transportation’s art program.

De Blasio considers making ‘Fearless Girl’ statue permanent

The temporary installation, placed as part of a financial bigwig’s PR stunt, is set to go away after April 2 but many are advocating for it to become permanent.

New Vision Zero push prioritizes bikers and pedestrians

On top of that list is work on the Tillary Street entrance to the Brooklyn Bridge, which will see the widening of the pedestrian-bike entrance to the bridge, improved crosswalks, and 50 new trees.

Mayor Bill de Blasio could be your landlord for $1,825/month

De Blasio and McCray have owned this property since 2004, and the building was formerly the residence of de Blasio’s late mother, Maria Wilhelm.

New looks at Union Square’s forthcoming city-backed tech hub

The Union Square Tech Hub will be an all-in-one center for innovation, according to the city

City wants Staten Islanders to name new ferry vessels

the city is seeking new names for two Ferry vessels—and Mayor Bill de Blasio is interested in hearing what Staten Islanders have in mind.

De Blasio's affordable housing agenda to get even more ambitious in 2017

De Blasio will allocate $1.9 billion towards creating 10,000 additional units of affordable housing over the coming years. About half of these will be set aside for seniors, and 500 will be reserved for veterans.

De Blasio tries again for ‘mansion tax’ to fund affordable housing

The proposed 2.5 percent tax would hit residential sales over $2M—but the plan has its critics.

More affordable housing gains: 440 apartments across 6 NYC sites

Mayor Bill de Blasio announced plans this week to convert six vacant city-owned lots into buildings with affordable housing and community services.

City's supportive housing effort gets a boost with 550 new units

On Monday, Mayor de Blasio announced that the city has awarded 11 organizations contracts to provide 550 supportive apartments scattered throughout the five boroughs.

Will the Brooklyn-Queens streetcar benefit developers more than locals?

As the streetcar project along the waterfront in Brooklyn and Queens inches towards reality a New York Daily News investigation is questioning the real motivation behind the project.

City's new gas safety rules to prevent tragedies like East Village explosion

Mayor Bill de Blasio has finally taken action to help ensure that deadly incidents like the 2015 East Village gas explosion that leveled three buildings aren’t repeated throughout the city.

Williamsburg ‘gondola’ gains support as L train shutdown looms

Local elected officials have penned a letter to Mayor de Blasio asking for his support of the proposed East River Skyway.

Brooklyn’s LICH megaproject will move forward without affordable housing

The development firm preferred to proceed with the ULURP plan which would’ve allowed for low-income apartments, retail, and mixed-use space but has grown tired of the back-and-forth for rezoning.

City’s troubled post-Sandy repair program will miss its December deadline

Build it Back will not complete all of the home repairs it was due to finish this year

Half-price MetroCards for low-income New Yorkers backed by city officials

City officials are rallying behind a new initiative that would cut MetroCard fares in half for New Yorkers between the ages of 18 to 64 that are living below the federal poverty level

NYC braces for effects of climate change with new flood maps

It's no secret that New York City is going to feel the adverse effects of climate change, and possibly sooner than anyone thinks—but the city wants to mitigate that with new flood maps, including ones that predict where climate change will hit hard.

Queens hotel conversion into homeless shelter axed amid protests

Following last week's outcry from local officials, the city has abandoned plans to convert a Queens hotel into a shelter for the homeless.

De Blasio tripping up on homelessness crisis, local officials say

At a press conference held outside of City Hall, local officials heavily criticized Mayor de Blasio’s administration in their handling of the ongoing crisis.

De Blasio proposes new LES senior facility in light of Rivington House scandal

Sometime next year, the city will issue a Request for Proposals (RFP) for this project, which will be located next to the Manhattan Bridge at 30 Pike Street. That site is currently owned by the city’s Department of Environmental Protection.

NYC’s first citywide ferry system is officially under construction

The 19 new vessels are being constructed in two shipyards, one in Louisiana and the other in Alabama, and will have the capacity to accommodate 150 passengers with storage space for bikes, strollers, and wheelchairs once complete.

Developers and city officials spar over De Blasio’s inclusionary housing plan

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) plan was supposed to have a clear-cut purpose, but confusion and conflicting opinions on the plans’ interpretation is creating tension and stalling projects.

NYC will get 18 miles of protected bike lanes this year

By the end of the year, the DOT will have expanded bike lanes by at least 75 miles with only 14 of those being signed/shared lanes.

De Blasio frustrated with City Council’s Inwood rezoning rejection

For developers Washington Square Partners and Acadia Realty Trust, they can now build a 14-story building as of right at 4650 Broadway and are not required to provide any affordable housing.

Five underserved NYC parks will get a $150M revitalization

The funds will go towards creating new running tracks, hiking trails, soccer fields, and water stations. The renovations and additions will take between three and four years, and could see parts of these parks being shutdown for that stretch.

De Blasio’s role in LICH sale is under investigation

The former owner of the hospital, the State University of New York has received a subpoena from U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office asking for all communication between the university and City Hall relating to the sale of LICH.