Looking Back and Moving Forward

New York City Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio (L), announces Anthony Shorris as First Deputy Mayor during a press conference on December 4, 2013 in New York City.

All this week, we spoke with advocates for some of the New York City's most important issues to assess how Mayor de Blasio has done in his first six months in office. Today, First Deputy Mayor Anthony Shorris — who, by executive order, is officially in charge of the city until Mayor de Blasio returns from his 10-day vacation in Italy — offers his response to the advocates. Plus: What the crash of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 means for geopolitics; your thoughts on the LIRR after a deal to avoid a strike; the rise of intergenerational households in America; and spilling your guts about a book that's impacted you.