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Republican Mayoral Candidate Speaks to College Republicans

Republican Mayoral Candidate Speaks to College Republicans

By Mack DeGeurin, Deputy News Editor

September 28, 2017


Filed under City News, News, University News

Nicole Malliotakis, the Republican Candidate for New York City Mayor, spoke to NYUCR.

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De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

De Blasio Endorses SLAM, Discusses Racist Statues, Does Not Take Questions

By Caroline Haskins, Deputy News Editor

September 26, 2017


Filed under City News, News, Top Story, University News

Mayor Bill de Blasio visited his old Weinstein dorm room. During his visit, he said he would consider taking down certain statues and supported SLAM's objective of getting a student on NYU's Board of Trustees.

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NYU College Democrats Host NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

NYU College Democrats Host NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio

By Jemima McEvoy, News Editor

April 26, 2017


Filed under News

NYU College Democrats hosted an event at which guest speaker New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio discussed the importance of civil engagement.

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Film event lauds Italian Americans

Film event lauds Italian Americans

By Julianne McShane, Staff Writer

February 18, 2015


Filed under Features

Casa Italiana hosted a preview screening of filmmaker John Maggio's "The Italian-Americans." The event included a special appearance by Mayor Bill de Blasio and a panel discussion including NYU faculty after the screening.

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De Blasio confronts city housing shortage

De Blasio confronts city housing shortage

By Alex Bazeley, Deputy News Editor

February 3, 2015


Filed under News

Mayor de Blasio makes an effort to provide affordable housing to residents.

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Conflicts continue between NYPD, mayor

Conflicts continue between NYPD, mayor

By Alanna Bayarin, News Editor

January 26, 2015


Filed under News

The gap between the NYPD, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and NYPD Commissioner William Bratton continues to grow.

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De Blasio announces creation of tech hub

De Blasio announces creation of tech hub

By Suebin Kim, Contributing Writer

October 6, 2014


Filed under News

Mayor Bill De Blasio launched the Digital.NYC program this past week. Digital.NYC is a program meant to provide a place for "start-up innovators and grad students to angel investors and venture capitalists," to develop their ideas.

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De Blasio targets jaywalkers to stop traffic injuries

De Blasio targets jaywalkers to stop traffic injuries

February 5, 2014


Filed under News

After decades of limited enforcement, the days of a look-the-other-way attitude toward jaywalking may be over, as the New York Police Department has started ticketing jaywalkers more aggressively. Traditionally, the NYPD has taken a relatively laissez-faire approach toward jaywalking, issuing o...

De Blasio begins first mayoral term with focus on snowstorms, taxes

De Blasio begins first mayoral term with focus on snowstorms, taxes

January 26, 2014


Filed under News

In the minutes after midnight on Jan. 1, Bill de Blasio was sworn into office as the 109th mayor of New York City. One of the first challenges de Blasio has faced as the mayor of New York are the snowstorms. De Blasio made a statement advising caution due to the dangerous weather and temperatu...

De Blasio’s policies may be too idealistic

De Blasio’s policies may be too idealistic

November 6, 2013


Filed under Editor's Picks, Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Bill de Blasio has won the New York City mayoral election. He will be the first Democrat to hold the office since 1989, and the most liberal mayor to be elected to the position in living memory. As The Wall Street Journal declared, “New York voters are about to elect the Occupy movement to run America’s largest city.”...

Profile: NYU Alumnus Bill de Blasio, 109th Mayor of New York City

Profile: NYU Alumnus Bill de Blasio, 109th Mayor of New York City

November 5, 2013


Filed under News

Bill de Blasio is the mayor-elect and is set to be the 109th mayor of New York City. He will be the first Democratic mayor since 1993 and is an NYU alumnus. Party: Democrat Position: Public Advocate Total Raised in Campaign Money: $9.45 million   Campaign focus: Bill de Blasio’s campaign was focu...

New York’s growing homelessness should be a major mayoral issue

New York’s growing homelessness should be a major mayoral issue

October 21, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Homelessness has become a sad fixture of modern life. Tonight, over 55,000 New Yorkers will be sleeping in shelters throughout the city, others on the streets. Of them, 21,000 are children. New York City — often commended for its progressive ideals and forward thinking — lags behind other cities in combating this plight. The city must do more to achieve access to affordable housing and reduce the level of homel...

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