Mayor de Blasio, Uptowns Rodriquez And Others Sign For-Hire Vehicles Legislation

Mayor de Blasio held public hearings for and signed five pieces of legislation: Intro. 144-B, requiring the TLC to stop issuing for-hire vehicle licenses for 12 months, to study congestion and various aspects of the industry, Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Uptown’s Rodriguez, Others Celebrate Passage Of For Hire Vehicles Legislation

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Speaker Corey Johnson, Uptown Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez (above), the City Council and advocates today joined a rally at Union Square Park celebrating the passage of for-hire vehicle legislation. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Rodriguez Calls For Responsible Rezoning In Northern Manhattan (Spanish)

Important investments for parks and open space, transportation, infrastructure, a new library building, a cultural center, workforce training and education will represent a comprehensive approach to ensure that Inwood remains an affordable and livable neighborhood for working families. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep Rodriguez And Others Announced Investment In State-of-the-Art STEM

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez today announced that the City is investing $2.65 million in structural and program investments.

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Mayor de Blasio, Harlem Electeds And Others Announce Largest Year For Affordable Housing

Mayor de Blasio today announced that his administration financed 32,116 affordable homes last year, breaking the all-time record previously set by former Mayor Ed Koch in 1989 of 25,243 units. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Others Announce Low Cost CITI Bike Membership For SNAP Recipients

Mayor Bill de Blasio, DOT and HRA today announced that Citi Bike would become more accessible to New Yorkers, by expanding Citi Bike’s $5 per month membership. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Ban On Single-Use Styrofoam Products Beginning In 2019

Mayor de Blasio today announced that the City’s styrofoam ban will go into effect by January 1, 2019, following the dismissal of a lawsuit preventing the implementation of the ban. Continue Reading →

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Uptown Rep Ydanis Rodriguez Speaks On Fair Fares Victory For Everyone From Harlem To Hollis

New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Johnson Announce Proposal To Make Birth Certificates More Inclusive

Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Corey Johnson today announced a landmark proposal to make birth certificates more inclusive to all gender identities from Harlem to Hollis, Queens. Continue Reading →

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Health Department Announces Minimum Cigarette Pack Price Increases Today

The Health Department announced that, starting today, New York City will raise the base price for a pack of cigarettes to $13 – the highest pack price in the nation. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Winners Of 36th Annual Awards For Excellence In Design From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, Public Design Commission President Signe Nielsen, and Executive Director of the Commission Justin Garrett Moore, today announced the winners of the 36th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Celebrates First Citywide Student Voter Registration Day

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined high school seniors at the Manhattan Hunter Science High School today for New York City’s first-ever citywide, which aims to help register all eligible students who are currently 18 years old or will turn 18 by November 6, 2018. Continue Reading →

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First Lady McCray Unviels Women.NYC Dedicated To Helping Women Succeed

First Lady of New York City Chirlane McCray (above) and Deputy Mayor of Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen today unveiled Women.NYC
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Hey Harlem, Become An National Urban Fellows Intern And Change The World

Carefully planned internships managed as a three-way partnership between the student, the host organization and the school are an integral part of a thorough education in the field of public affairs, providing significant benefits for each of the participants. Continue Reading →

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Over 100 U.S. Mayors Join de Blasio To Defend Net Neutrality From Harlem To Hollywood

Last month, Mayors Bill de Blasio, Steve Adler, and Ted Wheeler (Portland, OR) launched the Cities Open Internet Pledge to encourage mayors to take action against the repeal of net neutrality rules. Continue Reading →

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Mayor Bill de Blasio Makes Two New Appointments

Mayor Bill de Blasio today appointed Nisha Agarwal as a Senior Advisor to the Deputy Mayor for Strategic Policy Initiatives Phil Thompson, to advance the Administration’s recently announced DemocracyNYC initiative. Continue Reading →

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de Blasio And Abeywardena NYC To Be First City To Publish Global Sustainable Development Goals

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office for International Affairs Penny Abeywardena today announced that New York City will publish its progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio And Speaker Johnson Announce $125 Million Annual Investment In Fair Student Funding

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Speaker Corey Johnson today announced an additional $125 million annual investment in “Fair Student Funding” (FSF) for New York City public schools, starting in the 2018-19 school year.
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