Brigid Bergin


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

City Council Approves Zoning Changes Key to de Blasio's Affordable Housing Plan

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio picked up a big win on Tuesday. 


De Blasio’s Affordable Housing Fight Shifts to Neighborhood Battles

Monday, March 21, 2016

After a City Council vote on Tuesday, focus shifts to 15 different neighborhoods where residents are scared rezoning will fuel a wave of gentrification and displacement. 

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De Blasio Talks Affordable Housing and Legacy

Monday, March 21, 2016

WNYC speaks one-on-one with the mayor about what progress on his housing plan means for the city.

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City Council and Mayor Reach Deal on Key Housing Plan Components

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

The two parts include mandatory inclusionary housing and zoning law changes. The rules update the zoning code and require developers to build affordable apartments.


City Hall, FDNY in Talks Over Ambulances

Thursday, March 10, 2016

FDNY Commissioner Daniel Nigro calls the recent shutdown of a private ambulance company, "a dangerous situation."

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City Loses Ten Percent of Its Ambulance Tours in One Day

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A private ambulance company's bankruptcy filing has the FDNY scrambling to backfill nearly 200 EMTs and Paramedics.

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Council Presses FDNY to Reduce Ambulance Response Times

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

FDNY officials are asked how long is too long to wait for an ambulance?

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Sharpton Dives Into Rikers Debate

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

The Bronx district attorney and the head of the Correction Officers' union were featured guests at a town hall on Rikers.

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Leaders Diverge on Rikers Island Closure

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Elected officials and advocates are staking out positions on the future of the city's main detention facility just days after the announcement of a new commission set to study it.


Council Speaker Envisions Future Without Rikers Island

Thursday, February 11, 2016

Mark-Viverito announced a commission to scrutinize the future of the city’s isolated detention facility.


City Steps Up Security at Hotels that Shelter Homeless

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

The move follows the fatal stabbing of a homeless mother and 2 of her children at a Ramada on Staten Island. Police are searching for a suspect.


What Pay For Public Servants Tells Us About How NY Government Works

Monday, February 08, 2016

New York's City Council just voted to give themselves a raise. Soon, they'll earn nearly double what state legislators make.

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Two NYPD Officers Shot in the Bronx

Thursday, February 04, 2016

The officers were shot on Thursday night, just miles from where Mayor Bill de Blasio was giving the State of the City address. Officials say their injuries are not life-threatening.


Horse Carriage Deal Collapses After Union Pulls Out

Thursday, February 04, 2016

Negotiations broke down one day before a scheduled vote in the City Council. 

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Council Member Wants Higher Raise

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

A plan to boost City Council member salaries — and reform the position— is close to a vote. But not everybody's happy about it.

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De Blasio Grilled for Five Hours by State Lawmakers

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

The Mayor's annual testimony about the city's budget priorities was hijacked by lawmakers pushing a property tax cap for New York City. 


New York City Councilmember Comes Out On Twitter

Friday, January 22, 2016

James Vacca, who represents parts of the north Bronx, has been a fixture in the borough's politics for more than 30 years.

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Mayor Proposes $82 Billion Preliminary Budget for 2017

Thursday, January 21, 2016

De Blasio's plan includes new federal grant money to pay for ongoing Sandy repairs along with increased pension investments as the city's retiree population lives longer.

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Five Things to Watch For in de Blasio's Budget Proposal

Thursday, January 21, 2016

The mayor's budget comes a week after the governor proposed shifting nearly a billion dollars in state spending to the city. But that money may not show up in the mayor's budget either.

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Mayor Tries to Rescue EMS

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

One month after WNYC reported on record-long response times, Mayor de Blasio plans to add $5.4 million to expand the number of ambulance tours and get paramedics to the scene faster.

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