Gov. Chris Christie's entreaty to overtaxed New Yorkers to join him west of the Hudson has some Big Apple denizens saying "no thanks," to put it nicely.
A spokeswoman for mayor-elect Bill de Blasio in response called Christie's criticism of his tax policy a "political stunt."
Other stalwart New Yorkers were not as kind.
Curtis Sliwa, the red beret-wearing radio...Read more »
Former police commissioner Bill Bratton yesterday reiterated his interest in being the city's top cop again if Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio came calling.
Pundits and crime experts say Bratton has the personal qualities for a second stint, though he would have to face a different set of police challenges than those posed during his last tenure and Ray Kelly's run as top cop.
"It's a completely...Read more »
Former and potential future NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton Tuesday backed Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio's "Vision Zero" pedestrian safety proposal to eliminate fatalities.
Bratton-Mayor Rudy Giuliani's top cop who also led police departments in Los Angeles and Boston-said at a street safety forum that de Blasio can build upon Mayor Michael Bloomberg's efforts to change the city's landscape...Read more »
Two pols Monday called on Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio to bring Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz's schtick to the rest of the city as its ambassador.
Incoming Public Advocate Letitia James and Brooklyn City Councilman David Greenfield said Markowitz should lead the mayor's Office for International Affairs as the "Ambassador for NYC." The job would make Markowitz the city's...Read more »
New York City's tech industry has grown steadily in recent years, becoming a vital cog to the economy, and digital insiders are hoping Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio keeps the trend going as he takes office in January.
De Blasio's tech talking points have been mostly vague, though he has consistently said he wants to keep New York an industry leader. To do that, his expressed plans for Silicon...Read more »
Bill de Blasio says his transition to the mayor’s office — including the work of finding, vetting and appointing members of his administration — begins Tuesday “in earnest.”
De Blasio said Monday that he will get to work lining up the city’s new leaders, its first change of guard in 12 years. He had just returned from a four-day trip to Puerto Rico for a political conference and a brief vacation...Read more »
While Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio considers a move to the elegant Gracie Mansion from his Park Slope row house, residents on his block would like to keep the first family as neighbors.
De Blasio said Wednesday that he must consult his family before deciding on a move. He noted that his 16-year-old son, Dante, who attends Brooklyn Tech High School in Fort Greene, is concerned about the commute...Read more »
Bill de Blasio faces many immediate challenges in the weeks leading up to his Jan. 1 swearing-in and in his first months as the 109th mayor of New York City.
Before he can fulfill campaign promises of progressive change, there are crucial jobs to fill, including deputy mayors and commissioners. He faces budget deadlines amid a projected $2 billion deficit and labor contracts.
“You get...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said he is optimistic about Bill de Blasio's future at City Hall, because his successor is inheriting a solid foundation to build on.
The mayor discussed his thoughts on de Blasio's victory Wednesday on CNN's "The Lead with Jake Tapper," saying he doesn't believe critics who think the city will be less safe under the Democrat's watch.
Bloomberg said...Read more »
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced a diverse and seasoned team to lead his transition Wednesday morning, after a "cordial" meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he said offered "helpful advice" in building a new city government.
"We had an extraordinary night, but today is now the first day of a six-to-eight-week sprint to prepare our new administration,"...Read more »