On the Brian Lehrer Show, Mayor de Blasio admitted that he "didn't explain the criteria" for his charter school co-location decisions clearly enough. And while he has placed a moratorium on co-locations, the mayor insisted that he believes charter schools still have a place in New York City. But "charters are supposed to be uplifting [to] the entire system," said the mayor.
The mayor also copped to dropping Staten Island Chuck during a Groundhog Day ceremony. "That is a fiesty groundhog," he says.
New York City Public Advocate and Democratic candidate for mayor, Bill de Blasio, talks about housing and transportation issues.
In his first WNYC interview since winning the Democratic nomination for mayor, New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio speaks with Brian Lehrer about his tax proposals, what he thinks Michael Bloomberg got right, and how much power a mayor actually has to address economic inequality.
Our last round of candidate interviews before the mayoral primary continues. New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his rise in the polls, his policy proposals, and his final-week campaign strategy.
New York City Public Advocate and mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio discusses his action to save Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn—as well as news about NYCHA and other issues related to his bid to be mayor.
Our series of interviews with the major candidates for mayor continues. Today, NYC public advocate Bill de Blasio discusses his campaign for the Democratic nomination.
The New York City Council came to an agreement on a paid sick leave policy which is expected to pass with a veto-proof majority. Public Advocate and candidate for mayor Bill de Blasio reacts to the deal.
As Thanksgiving week starts, the Brian Lehrer Show convenes a panel to talk about hunger and food stamps in NYC with Robert Doar, administrator and commissioner of the New York City Human Resources Administration and Department of Social Services; New York City Public Advocate, Bill de Blasio and Triada Stampas, director of government relations and public education at the Food Bank For New York City.
Edward-Isaac Dovere, editor of City Hall, a monthly publication focused on New York politics and policy, goes through the details of the handshake deal on the city budget and NYC Public Advocate Bill de Blasio weighs in.