Snow created problems on both sides of the Hudson this week: for Mayor Bill de Blasio, who was forced to acknowledge that "more could have been done" when it came to snow removal; and for Chris Christie, whose inaugural party had to be cancelled. The Governor delivered his inaugural address even as FBI agents began to investigate a second allegation of abuse of power — this one over a Hoboken development deal and Sandy aid.
WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.
Check out who got plum committee assignments and the extra dough that could come with them.
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.
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.
In his first major legislative announcement, Mayor Bill de Blasio has proposed expanding paid sick leave to more workers in the city.
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.
The Harlem Democrat was elected unanimously after her main rival withdrew just before the vote.
Here's what to watch for as the Council picks the city's 2nd most powerful leader.
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.
There's more changing than who's at the helm of City Hall. Here are five things on the 2014 in / out list.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.