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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 27, 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.

Talking Transition Tent gives NYC residents platform to recommend changes

Talking Transition Tent gives NYC residents platform to recommend changes

November 13, 2013


Filed under News

The Talking Transition Tent opened in SoHo on Nov. 9 for New Yorkers to voice their concerns about any issue around the city to aid the transition from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg to Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio. Ten organizations started the transition tent to improve city policies and...

Campaigns, voters share blame for low turnout in New York City

Campaigns, voters share blame for low turnout in New York City

November 7, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Voter turnout has been a perpetual challenge in New York City, and Tuesday’s mayoral election was no exception, setting a record low of 24 percent of registered voters submitting a ballot for the general election. Out of the 8 million city residents, 4.6 million of whom are registered to vote, only 1.02 million New Yorkers actually cast a ballot. T...

Bill de Blasio wins New York City mayoral election

Bill de Blasio wins New York City mayoral election

By WSN News Staff

November 6, 2013


Filed under News

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio was elected the 109th mayor of New York City on Nov. 5, winning 73.7 percent of the vote with 99 percent of precincts reporting according to The New York Times. “Progressive changes won’t happen overnight, but they will happen,” de Blasio said in his victory s...

Mayoral General Election Today, Lhota faces off with de Blasio

Mayoral General Election Today, Lhota faces off with de Blasio

November 5, 2013


Filed under News

New York City’s mayoral election is today, Nov. 5. Former Metropolitan Transportation Authority  chairman and Republican candidate Joseph Lhota is facing off against public advocate and Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio. Adolfo Carrión Jr. is running as an independent candidate. The last debate ...

Bloomberg’s final term winds down, look back at legacy

Bloomberg’s final term winds down, look back at legacy

November 5, 2013


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After 12 years in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg will leave his position and a new mayor will be inaugurated. Since taking office in 2002, Bloomberg has impacted New York City in multiple sectors Public Health According to a 2010 document from New York State’s Department of Health, adult obes...

Bloomberg enters bid for eternal mayor of New York City

Bloomberg enters bid for eternal mayor of New York City

October 31, 2013


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New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg held a press conference yesterday that has shocked the city. “To promote transparency within this city, I need to be completely honest about who I am and who I am becoming,” Bloomberg said at the conference. “I am a vampire.” Bloomberg said he c...

Bloomberg calling de Blasio’s campaign racist is inadvertently racist

Bloomberg calling de Blasio’s campaign racist is inadvertently racist

By Christina Coleburn, Contributing Columnist

September 11, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

Just when many New Yorkers believed Mayor Michael Bloomberg was incapable of issuing a more absurd statement, the mogul turned mayor defied his naysayers with a presumptuously personal and racially-charged attack on mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio, the public advocate who is both the front-runner to succeed...

Candidate Profile: Bill De Blasio

Candidate Profile: Bill De Blasio

September 11, 2013


Filed under News

Party: Democratic Background: De Blasio began working in public service under David Dinkins, and eventually moved to working as the regional director in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. In 2000, he managed Hillary Clinton’s campaign for the U.S. Senate. In 2002, he started work...

Candidate Profile: Adolfo Carrion

Candidate Profile: Adolfo Carrion

September 10, 2013


Filed under News

Adolfo Carrion ran unopposed on the Independent ticket.  Party: Carrión Jr. is running under the Independent ticket. Formerly a Democrat, he tried making a bid for the Republican primary but was unsuccessful. Background: Carrión Jr. served two terms as the Bronx Borough President before being nam...

Candidate profile: Joe Lhota

Candidate profile: Joe Lhota

September 10, 2013


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Party: Republican Background: Joe Lhota was born in the Bronx. His father was an NYPD officer. He attended Georgetown University and later went to Harvard Business School before becoming an investment banker. He worked under former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani’s administration, holding several positions, includ...

[UPDATE] Mayoral candidates send letter to Sexton, administration

[UPDATE] Mayoral candidates send letter to Sexton, administration

September 9, 2013


Filed under News

UPDATE October 6, 2013 10:55p.m.: NYU sent a letter to the Director of the UAW Region 9A to propose an offer to graduate assistants regarding their bargaining rights. This letter comes before the decision of National Labor Relations Board, which the university had previously said they wanted to wa...

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