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WNYC News

De Blasio Appoints Flurry of Progressives

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

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Last-minute picks include those with deep government experience—including from the Obama Administration.

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WNYC News

Abner Louima Police Brutality Prosecutor to be de Blasio's Corporation Counsel

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Zachary Carter was the first African American to serve as U.S Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, de Blasio said, where he cracked down on the mafia, gangs and human trafficking.

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WNYC News

SUNY Votes Against Condo Plan for LICH and Looks for De Blasio's Next Move

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

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The SUNY Board that oversees Long Island College Hospital in Brooklyn has voted not to proceed with a plan to turn it into condos and an urgent care center.

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WNYC News

New Head of HHS: 'Getting People Housed' Huge Priority

Thursday, December 12, 2013

"I've spent the bulk of my career trying to work on behalf of the poor," Barrios-Paoli said at a press conference Thursday. "It is incredibly exciting for me to be in an administration that really makes that a central tenet."

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Schoolbook

Who'll Be the Next Schools Chancellor?

Monday, December 09, 2013

Unlike Mayor Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio has said he wants an experienced educator to lead the system of more than one million students.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Appoints Government Veteran to First Deputy Mayor

Wednesday, December 04, 2013

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When Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio introduced Anthony Shorris as his new first deputy mayor on Wednesday, he said that Shorris, currently senior vice president at NYU-Langone Hospital, wasn’t someone who would need any “wind-up pitches.”

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Schoolbook

Confident de Blasio Predicts Albany Will Support Pre-K Tax

Monday, December 02, 2013

Mayor-in-waiting Bill De Blasio said education is more important to the future of the economy "than it's ever been in the history of humanity" after a meeting with state lawmakers where he sought support for his proposal to raise taxes on the wealthiest New Yorkers to fund pre-kindergarten and after-school programs.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Details Emerge on de Blasio's Education Agenda

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

We play excerpts from an education forum at which Mayor-elect de Blasio spoke and discuss the latest transition news with Wall Street Journal political reporter Michael Howard Saul.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

This Week in Transition

Monday, November 25, 2013

Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, and Andrew Hawkins, political reporter for Crain's New York Business, discuss the latest news in the de Blasio transition, from appointments to the final - balanced - Bloomberg budget.

 

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WNYC News

De Blasio Visits the Talking Transition Tent -- Names Transition Team

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

WNYC reporter Brigid Bergin was there when Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio visited the Talking Transition tent on Canal Street to talk about his own mayorality's transition. Sort of.

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Schoolbook

De Blasio Transition Team Includes Many Names in Education, Child Advocacy

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of his 60-member transition committee, and it includes 10 individuals with experience in education and children's issues.

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WNYC News

Mayoral Transition Tent 'Occupies' Familiar Ground

Monday, November 18, 2013

Two years ago, Occupy Wall Street activists were arrested for trying to take over a parcel of land in downtown Manhattan. Now, the same lot is home to Talking Transition, two weeks of events designed to give everyday New Yorkers insight and input into the next administration.

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WNYC News

This Week in Politics: But Wait — What Kind of Mayor Will de Blasio Be?

Saturday, November 09, 2013

There was broad consensus among New Yorkers that Bill de Blasio was the best choice on Tuesday's ballot. He got 73 percent of the vote and won among every major demographic group. But now that the election is over, what do we actually know about how he will govern? WNYC Metro Editor Andrea Bernstein and reporters Brigid Bergin and Anna Sale review what we know — and the potential wild cards.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What Would You Pay Higher Taxes For?

Friday, November 08, 2013

Nancy Rankin, vice president for policy, research and advocacy at the Community Service Society of New York, discusses her report out about what New Yorkers want from the next mayor.

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WNYC News

Questions for de Blasio Include Role for Wife, Move to Gracie

Friday, November 08, 2013

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After 10 months on the campaign trail, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are taking some well-earned time off after he appears at the Somos El Futuro conference in Puerto Rico this week. But with just eight weeks before someone hands him the keys to City Hall, there are conversations to be had, even if it’s while decompressing on the beach.

Here are five things Mayor-elect de Blasio may be mulling between now and Jan. 1.

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Money Talking

Does it Take a Powerbroker to Run NYC?

Friday, November 08, 2013

This week, voters elected Bill de Blasio as New York City's new mayor by a decisive margin.  Now, can he deliver?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

What You Need to Know About the de Blasio Transition Team

Thursday, November 07, 2013

After twelve years of Bloomberg, it's now up to Mayor-elect de Blasio to build a new team. Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter and Errol Louis, NY1 host, discuss the four people announced yesterday, and what it says about the new government.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Open Phones: Was Bloomberg Your Only Mayor?

Thursday, November 07, 2013

This segment was edited for time and aired as part of a best-of episode on December 24, 2013. The audio from the live show is posted here and dates from November 7, 2013.

Over the last twelve years, New York City attracted hundreds of thousands of people from around the country and the world to move here. For those of you New Yorkers who moved here under Bloomberg, or who grew up as a native New Yorker in the last 12 years, what do you make of the imminent de Blasio era? What will it be like to not have Bloomberg as your mayor? What do you want to preserve, what do you want to change? And what do you make of the de Blasio critics who talk about the "bad old days" -- do you have a sense of New York City's past in that context? Call 212-433-9692 or post below.

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WNYC News

De Blasio Transition Chief Worked on Soros-Backed Project

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

The de Blasio campaign says it didn't coordinate with a non-partisan transition group backed by a de Blasio ally.

Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's pick to smooth the way for his administration was involved earlier in a non-partisan transition effort. WNYC's Ilya Marritz reports the choice raises questions about appearances.
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Carl Weisbrod has worked in the worlds of real estate and government for decades. And he would seem a logical choice to lead a mayoral transition.
But WNYC has learned he was involved earlier in a non-partisan effort known as Talking Transition. That group has built a huge temporary structure on Canal Street, and says it wants to give New Yorkers a forum to share their views.
The group is backed by billionaire George Soros, who supported de Blasio for Mayor.
So did Talking Transition coordinate with the de Blasio campaign? A spokeswoman denies it, and says Weisbrod quit the group as soon as he signed on to work for de Blasio.
A de Blasio spokeswoman says there is no connection.
For WNYC, I'm Ilya Marritz

 

 

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WNYC News

Mayor-Elect De Blasio Looks Forward — and Backward — After His Landslide Victory

Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Early Wednesday, Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio met with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg, mainly for a photo-op. But then he shifted gears, naming the first four members of his transition team. What's next for the de Blasio team? And what's going on in this photo?

To listen to Host Amy Eddings' full conversation with City Hall and Politics Reporter Brigid Bergin, click on the audio player.

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