Bill de Blasio

As Promised, City Stations 2 Traffic Agents at Problematic Grand Street Intersection

Posted June 26, 2017 at 5:11 am

Here’s some election year politics at its best. Host a mayoral town hall (for District 1), then satisfy a few voters in the immediate aftermath. One Grand Street resident, frustrated with the lack of attention to the traffic bottlenecks on Grand Street, demanded that the administration act to change the status quo. He asked Mayor […]

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Watch Mayor de Blasio’s Reaction to Rivington House Accusations at Town Hall Last Night [VIDEO]

Posted June 22, 2017 at 5:00 am

It was open season on Mayor de Blasio during last night’s “sold out” town hall assembly. Lower East Siders peppered Hizzoner with a barrage of questions and grievances related to myriad hyperlocal concerns. Councilwoman Margaret Chin served as moderator. And while many in the room saw opportunity for clarity, political challengers with a horse in […]

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City Partially Lifts Year-old Stop-Work Order at Rivington House

Posted June 20, 2017 at 5:17 am

Here we go… The Department of Buildings last week lifted, in part, the stop-work order on Rivington House. It was first issued by the city fourteen months ago, in the wake of the budding scandal revolving around the controversial deed lifting and subsequent condo flip. The partial rescind is causing concern amongst neighborhood activists and […]

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Here’s Your Chance to Bitch About Mayor de Blasio to His Face

Posted June 15, 2017 at 5:16 am

City Hall announced yesterday that Mayor de Blasio will host a town hall event on the Lower East Side next week. So, if you have something to say, say it to his face. Officials note that all topics are candidates for discussion. Plus, commissioners and representatives from other city agencies will also be there for […]

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Local Groups Blast de Blasio for Being ‘Pleased’ with Jared Kushner’s Appointment to Senior White House Adviser

Last modified January 13, 2017 at 7:03 am

Mayor de Blasio is quite happy (nay, “pleased”) at the appointment of local slumlord Jared Kushner to Senior White House Adviser in father-in-law Trump’s administration. Despite Hizzoner’s opposition to the Donald. Perhaps you saw the story, and quotes, published in Politico the other day. “About the person of Jared Kushner — I respect him a […]

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Rally Calling Out Mayor de Blasio and ‘Racist Rezoning’ At City Hall Today

Last modified January 18, 2017 at 11:39 pm

Many in the community want to end both the alleged racist rezoning and Mayor de Blasio and his administration. Time to rally ’round the family. Helmed by the Coalition to Protect Chinatown & the Lower East Side, hundreds are expected to descend on City Hall again today, with neighboring community support from the South Bronx, East Harlem, Sunset Park, Flushing, […]

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De Blasio Wants to Remedy Rivington House Scandal with Senior Housing Development on Pike Street

Posted September 30, 2016 at 5:00 am

Mayor de Blasio hopes that the key to escaping the Rivington House scandal is an olive branch of senior housing. Indeed, Hizzoner announced yesterday – while his deputy Tony Shorris was being grilled by City Council – a proposal to replace those services lost in the $116 million sale into condos earlier this year. The […]

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Report: Deputy Mayor to be Grilled by City Council Over Rivington House Debacle

Posted September 28, 2016 at 5:10 am

First deputy mayor Tony Shorris will testify tomorrow before City Council regarding his role in the whole Rivington House debacle. This is a big deal. The $16.1 million deed lifting that led to a $116 million flip job into luxury condos by the Allure Group is still festering as problem for the de Blasio administration. Politco has the […]

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This Testimony Scolding Mahfar’s Re-Zoning Proposal for East Houston is Everything

Posted August 10, 2016 at 5:00 am

Samy Mahfar is pushing hard for rezoning a portion of East Houston to placate personal gain. The proposed two-and-a-half block commercial overlay is seemingly a selfish play to ensure bars or restaurants are permitted in his forthcoming luxury development at 255 East Houston (aka 171 Suffolk). As opposed to community services, like the day care centers […]

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This is the Bombshell Rivington House Deal Memo the de Blasio Administration Tried to Cover up

Posted July 27, 2016 at 10:02 am

The Department of Investigation, whose scathing report last week proved a mishandling by the de Blasio Administration in the Rivington House deed fiasco, released evidence late yesterday that the Mayor’s office deliberately covered up crucial information regarding the ongoing investigation. Specifically, a deal memo from July 2014 that weighed the pros and cons of allowing the […]

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