Thursday, September 11, 2014
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
Monday, June 30, 2014
By Janet Babin : Economic Development Reporter, WNYC News
Mayor Bill de Blasio may be focused on his goal to create or preserve 200,000 units of affordable housing over the next decade.
But staff at the office of Housing Preservation and Development has been working feverishly to meet the former mayor's affordable housing promises.
Mayor Mike Bloomberg's New ...
Thursday, May 22, 2014
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
A new neighborhood built on landfill in the East River would withstand a "100-year flood." But is that enough?
Friday, February 28, 2014
By Matthew Schuerman : Editor, WNYC
More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated parts of New York City, not a single home here has been rebuilt or repaired with housing aid provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Sandy federal aid bill.
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
President Obama plans to draw from one of Mayor Bloomberg's signature initiatives to ensure young men of color have access to more economic opportunity.
The former mayor will be at the White House Thursday when Obama makes the official announcement.
The new national program is based on Bloomberg's Young Men's ...
Monday, February 10, 2014
A new list of the country's top philanthropists highlighted 12 New York donors who gave away nearly $1.6 billion last year. That places the state second to California, where 15 philanthropists gave a combined $2.8 billion.
Thursday, January 02, 2014
With Bill de Blasio facing his first major snowstorm as mayor of New York City, we thought he might like to take some cues from his predecessors. Here, listen to Mayors Fiorello Laguardia, John Lindsay, Rudy Giuliani and Michael Bloomberg handle a nervous public.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
By Ilya Marritz
After a dozen years as mayor, Michael Bloomberg is again a private citizen, and one of the city's richest. But you won't find his name on his company's own index of the wealthiest individuals.
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
New York City Housing Authority Chairman John Rhea has had a seemingly insurmountable task for the past four years — providing safe and affordable housing for more than 630,000 people living in the largest public housing system in the U.S.
Monday, December 23, 2013
David Yassky, who for nearly four years led New York City's Taxi and Limousine Commission, sat down with WNYC's Amy Eddings for an exit interview.
Saturday, December 07, 2013
A busy week for two Mayors and two Governors. Governors Chris Christie and Andrew Cuomo, outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg and incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio — all four had their reasons for running from the media and embracing us, for ducking questions and for answering them wholeheartedly. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein and Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio's Nancy Solomon break it all down.
Saturday, November 23, 2013
New Jersey Gov.Chris Christie took a big step on the national stage this week, rising to head the National Governors Association. Meanwhile, incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio talked transition under a big tent, and outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg shored up his legacy with a balanced budget announcement. WNYC's Andrea Bernstein, Brigid Bergin and New Jersey Public Radio Managing Editor Nancy Solomon break it down in This Week In Politics.
Thursday, November 21, 2013
Mayor Michael Bloomberg accused the head of the correction officers union of ordering a slowdown earlier this week that prevented many inmates from reaching their court dates.
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
By Annmarie Fertoli : Associate Producer at WNYC
Call it the countdown for Bloomberg's building era. The City Council has blocked Mayor Bloomberg's plan for Midtown East rezoning, and that is not the only major development the mayor has backed that he won't be in office to see through. Daniel Geiger, a reporter with Crain's New York Business, said the failure of that project must be a major disappointment. But failed projects are more the exception than the rule for the Bloomberg Administration. Now the question turns to what developments mayor-elect Bill de Blasio might put his stamp on, like affordable housing.
"People are really interested to see A, what he will do to incentivize this construction, and B, where is he going to build it," Geiger said.
To hear the full conversation with Geiger, click on the audio player.
Thursday, November 07, 2013
A federal judge has ruled that New York City is not adequately prepared to evacuate disabled residents during emergencies, a problem that came to the forefront during Sandy and Irene.