Brigid Bergin


Brigid Bergin appears in the following:

De Blasio Begins Staten Island Pilgrimage

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The mayor is spending a week in the city's most Republican borough.

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Preet Speaks

Friday, April 07, 2017

The former federal prosecutor opened up before a sold out crowd at Cooper Union Thursday night. 


Board of Elections Hires New Chief Clerk for Brooklyn Borough Office

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

A year after WNYC reported on a massive voter purge in Brooklyn, the BOE hires a new chief there.


Kicking Off the Debate Over a NY Constitutional Convention

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

This November, New Yorkers will vote yes or no on a ballot question that could upend the power dynamic in Albany.

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De Blasio Says No Plans for Jail on Staten Island

Monday, April 03, 2017

The city has not selected any locations for new jails to replace Rikers Island — but the mayor is ruling one place out.


After Much Deliberation, Mayor Agrees Rikers Should Close

Friday, March 31, 2017

The city says it will close Rikers Island, the second-largest jail system in the country, which has been called an abomination by advocates and city officials.


State Senator On Tough Slog Ahead for De Blasio's Mansion Tax

Friday, March 24, 2017

Savino said she needs to do more than just persuade her GOP colleagues. 


De Blasio Says AARP Supports Mansion Tax — But AARP Says It Doesn't.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

The mayor has often invoked the name of the powerful senior advocacy group, but the AARP says it's staying out of his fight for a mansion tax.


Cuomo Punts on Voting Reform Measures Until After State Budget

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

The governor said his proposals for early voting and automatic voter registration won't be part of budget negotiations.


Advocates Urge State Lawmakers to Budget for Voting Reforms

Saturday, March 18, 2017

For the second year in a row, Governor Cuomo included the measures in his State of the State address. But advocates want this to be the year they make it in budget.


This Week in NY: An Avalanche of Political News (and some snow, too)

Friday, March 17, 2017

Between the sacking of a Manhattan prosecutor and the specter of deep funding cuts to NYC, it was a blizzard of a week for New York. 


Cuomo Says It's Time to Focus on Real Issues

Friday, March 17, 2017

Speaking to reporters at the St. Patrick's Day Parade, the governor offered a laundry list of some of the toughest issues facing...the mayor.


De Blasio Seeks to Change Conversation After Prosecutors Decline to Bring Charges

Friday, March 17, 2017

The mayor offered tough talk on President Trump's budget proposal, but reporters pressed for details on the newly closed investigations into his fundraising practices.


GOP City Councilman Takes Digs at de Blasio While Mulling Mayoral Challenge

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Queens City Council member Eric Ulrich brands himself an independent Republican, adopting a host of positions that run counter to the Trump administration.


On the Firing of Preet Bharara, There's One New Yorker with No Comment

Monday, March 13, 2017

The mayor is mum. But NYPD Commissioner James O'Neill had a lot to say.


Running Through Mayor de Blasio's Budget

Monday, March 13, 2017

On last week's #AskTheMayor, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio answered a question on reported cuts to the food stamp program — sort of.

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Ahoy! Citywide Ferry Service Is Hiring

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

The city is one step closer to launching a new ferry service this summer – they’re staffing up.

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Broken Windows Policing Raises Deportation Risk, Advocates Say

Friday, March 03, 2017

Mayor Bill de Blasio said the NYPD will never turn people over to federal immigration authorities for so-callled quality-of-life offenses — but advocates say the risks remain.


Facing Slim Competition, de Blasio Has Stage to Himself in Reelection Bid

Thursday, March 02, 2017

It’s March, and still no formidable opponent has tossed his or her hat in the ring to challenge the mayor. But there are other candidates running.

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Speaker Mark-Viverito Proposes Long To-Do List in Final State of the City Speech

Friday, February 17, 2017

The term-limited speaker offered a robust agenda for her final months in office. And it raised the question: What will she do next?