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De Blasio's First 100 Days: Our Coverage
A joint Nation-City Limits blog on the transition and first months of the de Blasio mayoralty.
In the distance race that is a New York City mayoral administration, Bill de Blasio has moved beyond the starting-line cheers and into the long, grueling middle.
The mayor described a progressive ideal that, he promised, would encompass everything his administration does from Day 101 on.
The UPK battle is (for now) over, the 100th day is coming, and the question arises: What now for the first progressive mayor in a generation? The answer, in a word, is housing.
The agreement between the legislature and the governor has big wins and painful losses for the mayor. Did he get what he needed?
A police oversight official from the nation's capital will be the NYPD's first IG.
The settlement of the long-standing legal fight over discrimination by the FDNY is at least the fifth time the de Blasio administration has broken off Bloomberg-era legal fights.
So say some analysts. The truth is more complicated.
The progressive wave that ushered in Bill de Blasio's election is also reshaping how the City Council operates—although a hearing this week revealed the nuances and complexities of tinkering with the rules.
The mayor laid out a 2015 budget steeped in progressive policies, heavy on uncertainty and laced with criticism of his predecessor.
Carl Weisbrod will have huge influence over individual rezoning plans. But some planners want him to think more about the process the city uses to plot its future course.
The mayor's first annual address offered a few new policy pledges and a starker theme to his critique of income inequality.
Now that Chirlane McCray is chairing the Fund to Advance New York City, she'll be positioned to address some of the weaknesses in disclosure that affect it and other city-linked nonprofits.
It's early, but here are five takeaways from the new mayor's first month in office.
The mayor's move to settle a lawsuit over the NYPD practice closes one chapter in the history of the NYPD. The next one is now being written.
The mayor's appointments to the Rent Guidelines Board will be critical to protecting nearly a million households.
Gov. Cuomo is promising to provide Mayor de Blasio's UPK plan without a tax hike. Sixteen years ago, Albany promised to provide pre-K to every four-year-old in the state. It didn't deliver.
In an era when innovation has great currency in policy debates, the mayor's first big move on economic inequality was pretty old school: the notion that when you're sick, you can stay home and get better.
The NYPD is no NSA, but the Bloomberg administration's intelligence gathering rankled many. How different will Mayor de Blasio's approach be?
The mayor is taking steps toward fulfilling a campaign promise to eliminate deaths on the road. How low can New York go?
Mayor de Blasio may still not get his tax on the rich to pay for pre-K and afterschool programs. But he's already a lot closer than most pundits thought he'd get.
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