Bill DeBlasio

  • Blogs

    September 7, 2010

    Why the Real Worst Landlords Aren't on Bill deBlasio's Worst Landlords List

    ​In this year's Worst Landlords list put out by Public Advocate Bill deBlasio, once again the real worst landlords have managed to slip under the public radar. Bill deBlasio, as a councilmember and now as the city's Public Advocate, gets props for stepping up and pointing a finger at the ci ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Howard Dean Endorses Josh Skaller for Council

    Here's an unexpected endorsement -- not because we thought he would endorse someone else, but because we didn't expect him to be involved in a New York city council race: Howard Dean, former Presidential candidate and chairman of the Democratic National Committee, is at this moment endorsing Josh S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2008

    City, State Point Fingers, Low-Paid Women Left Hanging

    (DeBlasio)Home care providers -- the folks who watch your kids when you're at work -- are some of the lowest paid workers in the country. Most of the city's 20,000 providers earn around $19,000 a year -- well below the poverty line for a family of four. In October 2007, New York state said these wor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2008

    Pol Calls Mayor "Drunk," Thompson Enlists Churches in Term Limits War

    Here's a contender for the quote of the day in the Great Term Limits War as it raged this afternoon outside City Hall: "Power is intoxicating, and he's drunk on it. It's time to get him to AA." That was Brooklyn state senator Eric Adams speaking of his Honor, the Mayor, during a press conference w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2008
  • Blogs

    December 19, 2006

    Bloomberg Launches War of Words on Poverty

    (Mayor Bloomberg with councilmember Gale Brewer. Not pictured: councilmember Bill DeBlasio, Congressman Charles Rangel, poor people.) When Mayor Bloomberg's Commission on Economic Opportunities issued its prescription for curing poverty in September, he ordered that city agencies get back to hi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Raining on NYPD's 'Parade'

    "Sure, it's shiny, but will this baby outrun the fuzz?"( The hundreds of blue chairs filling the auditorium at One Police Plaza were far from filled for today's hearing on the NYPD's proposal to restrict street protests—but considering that the event was at 11 a.m. on the Monday after ... More >>

  • News

    June 13, 2006

    Out of the Shelter, Into the Fire

    New city program for homeless: Keep your job or keep your apartment

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2005

    Transit Showdown

    Transit workers staged an angry and boisterous rally Tuesday night outside Grand Central Station, invoking their own proud ghosts of Christmas past. Moments before Transport Workers Union Local 100 president Roger Toussaint dramatically ripped up a city lawsuit aimed at blocking a possible walkout t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2005

    Labor Bigs Hit NYU

    Striking NYU grad assistants and backers rally on Friday (Photo: Holly Northrop/ In a show of labor unity, an array of the nation's most powerful union leaders-representing both sides of the split that divided organized labor this summer-rallied in support of striking New York Universi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2005

    Pro-Union Council Gives Labor Their Bill

    With organized labor pushing hard for the legislation, the city council voted today in favor of a bill narrowing restrictions on labor unions' contributions to political candidates. Passage of the bill marks the first time in the 17-year history of the city's Campaign Finance Board that a rule has b ... More >>

  • NYC Life

    June 22, 2004
  • NYC Life

    June 1, 2004
  • News

    November 14, 2000

    Dead Man Losing

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being Rick Lazio