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WNYC News

Real Estate Front and Center in Albany Session and Scandal

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

WNYC
With weeks left before Albany lawmakers consider two key real estate regulations, Mayor de Blasio calls for stronger protections for tenants, but is mum on tax abatement for developers.

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WNYC News

It's Not You: NYC Rents Rising Faster than Income

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

WNYC
Annual report from the NYU Furman Center confirms most New Yorkers rent, and the median cost of that space is rising faster than median income levels.

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Transportation Nation

A Little More Money for the MTA Doesn't Buy Happiness

Monday, May 04, 2015

De Blasio proposes to increase what the city chips in for transit, but the budget still fails to keep pace with inflation.
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WNYC News

Interview: De Blasio, Live From Iowa, on Hillary Clinton

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The mayor talks with WNYC about furthering his progressive agenda around the country, the NYPD officer who pulled his gun on protesters and why he has yet to endorse Hillary Clinton.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Heads to Midwest, Still No Endorsement

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNYC
Speaking to reporters for the first time on Tuesday, the mayor held firm on holding off on a Hillary Clinton endorsement.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The City's Plan to Shrink the Rikers Island Population

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

The director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice talks about the latest reforms to move along court system backlog to reduce the population of inmates on Rikers Island.

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WNYC News

Clearing Court Backlog is Next on Mayor's List of Rikers Reforms

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

WNYC
Mayor de Blasio hopes to resolve long standing cases and institute better coordination between the city, courts and attorneys to create a smoother process.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Presidential Hopefuls and Optimal Helpfulness

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What progressives hope to hear from Hillary Clinton; Marco Rubio's race to the White House; criminal justice reform; your vote on community projects; altruistic giving; grand openings.

WNYC News

Shuttered Churches Could Serve as Affordable Housing

Monday, April 13, 2015

WNYC
The Archdiocese of New York's controversial move to close or merge one third of its churches may fit into the city's plan to build more housing for low and middle income residents.

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WNYC News

Council Renews Call for 1,000 More Officers

Monday, April 13, 2015

WNYC
In its response to the mayor's preliminary budget for fiscal year 2016, the City Council is once again pushing to add more cops, including 350 new officers for a counter terrorism unit.

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WNYC News

Hillary Clinton Makes It Official

Sunday, April 12, 2015

WNYC
Now that she has released a video announcing her second bid for the White House, people are wrapping their heads around the possibility of a female president.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on the Mayor's Rezoning Plan

Friday, April 10, 2015

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen talks about rezoning in Mayor de Blasio's ambitious housing plan.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen; Bystander Videos and Policing; College Confessions

Friday, April 10, 2015

Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen on the mayor’s housing plan; bystander videos in police shootings; college finance confessions; a book on the Tsarnaev brothers; Tidal music streaming service.

WNYC News

Sharpton Burnishes National Rep At NYC Event

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

WNYC
The annual National Action Network conference in Times Square this week offers a national platform for the host and some 2016 presidential hopefuls.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Plans Progressive 'Contract With America'

Thursday, April 02, 2015

WNYC
The mayor wants to make the debate over fighting income inequality a central issue in the 2016 presidential race — and he has some unlikely inspiration.

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WNYC News

Clinton, In Brooklyn, Winks at Possible Move

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

WNYC
A not-quite-candidate sounds a familiar theme.

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WNYC News

Feds Grant $3B to NYC Public Housing

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WNYC
A grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will be used for repairs and resiliency measures at 33 city public housing developments.

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WNYC News

Audit Says Sandy Paperwork Pushers Got Paid No Matter What

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

City Comptroller Scott Stringer finds fault with the way the Bloomberg administration launched Build it Back, but credits de Blasio for improvements.

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WNYC News

95% Property Tax Break Paid for by You, Enjoyed by Billionaires

Thursday, March 19, 2015

WNYC
The blue, steel residential tower on 57th street has given a property tax break a bad name.

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WNYC News

Mayor to Beef Up Visitor Screening at Rikers

Thursday, March 12, 2015

WNYC
The de Blasio administration wants to curb violence at Rikers Island, in part, by placing new restrictions on visitors.

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