The once and future NYPD chief is making overtures to assure skeptics that he will uphold Bill de Blasio's pledge to improve community relations -- and in an op-ed over the weekend Sharpton referred to Bratton as a "friend" despite criticism during his first stint as chief. Errol Louis, host of Road to City Hall on NY1, and Elinor Tatum, publisher and editor-in-chief of the Amsterdam News, discuss the Bratton appointment and what is still to come in the de Blasio's transition efforts.
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.
The funeral for New York political and business giant Percy Sutton is today. Basil Paterson, former New York Secretary of State and father of Governor David Paterson, C. Virginia Fields, former Manhattan borough president, candidate for mayor, and currently president of the National Black Leadership Commission on AIDS, and Elinor ...