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Monday, January 20, 2014
While it's not clear yet what her agenda will be as New York City's first lady, Chirlane McCray perhaps has given a clue in her first staff appointment. She named Rachel Noerdlinger of Al Sharpton's National Action Network as her chief of staff.
Saturday, January 18, 2014
Mayor Bill de Blasio pulls off some power plays...and continues to push his everyman image . Meanwhile, across the Hudson, mayors are getting more attention than ever before. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin break down this week in politics with New Jersey Public Radio's Sarah Gonzalez.
Friday, January 17, 2014
In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.
Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Speaking outside a Queens school where an eight-year-old boy was recently struck down by a truck, Bill de Blasio says New York City will take immediate steps to stem traffic fatalities.
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.
Tuesday, January 07, 2014
Here's what to watch for as the Council picks the city's 2nd most powerful leader.
Monday, January 06, 2014
With an eye toward Albany and the battle to pay for universal pre-k, de Blasio tapped a legislative fighter and a Cuomo ally in his latest round of appointments.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
There's more changing than who's at the helm of City Hall. Here are five things on the 2014 in / out list.
Monday, December 30, 2013
On the day when Mike Bloomberg signs his last bills into law, new Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to name DOE veteran Carmen Fariña as next schools chancellor. Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, discusses the latest in local politics news.
Saturday, December 21, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg just can't say goodbye—Bill de Blasio posits that it is government veterans who are best poised to make change—and Beth Fertig sketches out who the next schools chancellor might be. Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and Beth Fertig break down This Week in Politics.
Friday, December 20, 2013
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio’s administration is taking shape. Behind the scenes, the daughter of a Brooklyn preacher, a mother of two who beat back cancer, is helping build the next administration.
Tuesday, December 17, 2013
With just two weeks left in office, Mayor Michael Bloomberg is making farewell stops in all five boroughs to tout his administration's accomplishments. But at a ribbon cutting in Brooklyn on Tuesday, he was on the defensive.
Saturday, December 14, 2013
The roiling controversy surrounding Gov. Chris Christie's appointees at the Port Authority claims another resignation; Christie sits down with reporters; and Mayor Elect Bill de Blasio names another government veteran, this one to be the Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services. WYNC's Andrea Bernstein breaks it all down with New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon and City Hall reporter Brigid Bergin.
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
As New York's new first family prepares to pack up and move to Gracie Mansion, a fellow Park Sloper bids farewell and vows not to trash their house with a rager.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
The election may be over, but Bill de Blasio is still fundraising. The mayor-elect is holding a high-dollar fundraiser at an undisclosed location Tuesday night to pay for his inauguration and transition. But unlike the campaign, there’s no public matching money this time around.
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Dr. Mary T. Basset is the new commissioner of the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Rose Pierre-Louis will lead the Office to Combat Domestic Violence.
Sunday, December 08, 2013
As people continue to mourn the death of the late South African president Nelson Mandela, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio offered a remembrance at a Brooklyn church on Sunday saying that he plans to use lessons from Mandela's life as he leads New York City.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.
Thursday, December 05, 2013
As Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio unveils the city's next administration, Mayor Michael Bloomberg continued his farewell tour.
Wednesday, December 04, 2013
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio has announced several key appointments to his cabinet this morning. Anthony Shorris will be first deputy mayor. Emma Wolfe will be Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. And Dominic Williams will be Shorris' Chief of Staff.
WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Kathleen Horan are at the press conference. Tom Robbins, investigative journalist in residence at the CUNY School of Journalism and former longtime columnist at the Village Voice, talks about the appointments and what they suggest about de Blasio's policy priorities.