De Blasio’s tempered approach to seeking progress incrementally should be celebrated by liberals as something that could realistically make a difference, not criticized as insufficiently progressive. Progressivism should be about accomplishing progress, not about setting unachievable goals.Read more »
Opaqueness is not just a cover for corruption, but a serious flaw in governance.Read more »
If de Blasio wants to keep affordable housing around for the long term, his development plan sorely needs a density bonuses that incentivize developers to keep building affordable units.Read more »
Cuomo’s claim that reduced State funding “won’t cost New York City a penny” is patently absurd. Under the guise of cost-saving, Albany is trying to shift education costs from its budget onto the city and students who can least afford it.Read more »
Mayor de Blasio's recent protest against the St. Patrick's Day parade are indicative of a larger positive trend in highly political New York mayors.Read more »
Controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer" is set to debut at the Met this fall, much to the dismay of some prominent protesters.Read more »
The NYPD has taken strong security measures to protect New Yorkers from feared ISIS attack.Read more »
Gallatin panel discussed progressiveness of the new mayor last night.Read more »
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Ward Pettibone/WSN New York City Mayor and NYU alumnus Bill de Blasio examined city issues in a discussion moderated by fellow NYU alumna and Fox Business Network anchor Maria Bartiromo on April 17 at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. During the discussion, which was sponsored by the...
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced a state budget deal which will provide $300 million in funding for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s prekindergarten program in New York City. Public schools are in need of reform. While the influx of state money shows commitment to reform, it does not address the root of the...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Thursday that he is seeking to prevent three charter schools from moving into public places free of charge, acting swiftly on the animosity he expressed for charter schooling during his campaign. Charter schools, which are publically funded but independe...
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced last Friday that his administration will transfer over 400 children from two city-owned homeless shelters that have been continuously cited for inadequate living conditions over the past decade. De Blasio and his administrators said the children and their fam...