Brigid Bergin appears in the following:
Tuesday, February 11, 2014
In his first State of the City speech yesterday, Bill de Blasio reprised his "Tale of Two Cities" theme, while pushing for new plans to raise the minimum wage, issue new ID cards (including to undocumented immigrants), and more. WNYC's Brigid Bergin and Capital New York reporter Sally Goldenberg break down the politics and policy of the speech, and then Juan Manuel Benitez, NY1 Noticias reporter and host of Pura Politica, discusses Mayor de Blasio's new ID program.
Monday, February 10, 2014
In his first State of the City speech, the mayor reiterated his campaign themes, proposing better wages, more affordable housing, and universal pre-k.
Friday, February 07, 2014
Asserting that his administration will take an "entirely different approach" to city planning, Mayor Bill de Blasio named Carl Weisbrod as New York City Planning Commissioner.
Thursday, February 06, 2014
Mayor de Blasio joked there was only one applicant who qualified to lead the Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City: His wife.
Tuesday, February 04, 2014
The mayor said he will not stop uniformed city workers from marching in the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade despite objections over the event's exclusion of openly gay people.
Monday, February 03, 2014
New York's new mayor has already moved on paid sick leave and stop and frisk. He says the next priority is creating middle class jobs.
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Three weeks after being elected City Council Speaker, Melissa Mark-Viverito held a formal inauguration in the Bronx Wednesday night and it was no small affair.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio might not agree on how to pay for pre-k or the future of LICH. But relax — they're pals!
Sunday, January 26, 2014
“In a lot of ways, Bill de Blasio is 21st century version a ‘happy warrior.' Someone who is fighting for the things that New Yorkers need but doing it with a smile and sometimes a joke,” de Blasio friend and adviser Peter Ragone told WNYC.
Saturday, January 25, 2014
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.
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Check out who got plum committee assignments and the extra dough that could come with them.
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.