New Yorkers to de Blasio: Keep the horses
March 19th, 2014
01:17 PM ET
6 months ago

New Yorkers to de Blasio: Keep the horses

(CNN) - Most New Yorkers apparently don't agree with their new mayor's push to ban horse-drawn carriages from the city.

And a new Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday also indicates that most New York City voters don't favor Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to pay for universal pre-kindergarten.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip
February 21st, 2014
09:55 AM ET
7 months ago

Was it a race for mayor - on city streets? TV report shows NY mayor on speedy trip

New York (CNN) – New York Mayor Bill de Blasio must have been in a hurry to get somewhere Thursday, according to a local media report that featured video of the mayor's two-car caravan speeding on city streets, blowing through stop signs and violating other traffic laws - just two days after he announced a traffic-safety initiative.

The report by CNN affiliate WCBS, accompanied by the station's exclusive video, said the mayor's car was being driven by a member his security detail, with de Blasio in the passenger seat.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
De Blasio intercedes after supporter arrested
February 11th, 2014
08:01 PM ET
7 months ago

De Blasio intercedes after supporter arrested

Updated 2:29 p.m. ET, 2/12/2014

(CNN) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio called a top city police official to ask that she "take care" of an arrest that involved a member of his inaugural committee, two law enforcement sources said Tuesday.

The revelation that the mayor's supporter was released after perhaps receiving special treatment is helping spawn what could be his first political scandal, just over a month after taking office.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
NYC mayor argues for an equal financial playing field
February 10th, 2014
03:06 PM ET
7 months ago

NYC mayor argues for an equal financial playing field

New York (CNN) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio – in his first "State of the City" address – vowed Monday to ask New York State Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the authority to raise the minimum wage in all five boroughs and raise taxes on the wealthy.

New York City's 109th mayor also said he would expand affordable housing to thousands of lower income families, expand school programs and make municipal ID cards available to thousands of undocumented immigrants.

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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Bill de Blasio • New York
February 4th, 2014
12:18 PM ET
8 months ago

Clinton lauds New York City's early childhood education efforts

Washington (CNN) – Hillary Clinton gave a full-throated endorsement of early childhood education on Tuesday, including crediting New York Mayor Bill De Blasio – a Clinton confidant – for his efforts to make universal pre-kindergarten the law in America's biggest city.

The former Secretary of State's remarks came as part of an event that brought Too Small to Fail, a childhood development project Clinton launched last year, into a partnership with Univision, the Spanish speaking television network.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Education • Hillary Clinton
New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"
February 4th, 2014
08:54 AM ET
8 months ago

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio chews the fat – and pizza - on "The Daily Show"

(CNN) - New York City's new mayor has shoveled snow in Brooklyn and disrupted the city's pizza traditions. But Monday night Bill de Blasio marked another important milestone by appearing on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show with Jon Stewart."

The Democratic mayor stopped by Jon Stewart's set for a mostly lighthearted discussion, but the two also covered controversial issues from the mayoral campaign, from horse-drawn carriages to stop-and-frisk.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Jon Stewart • Michael Bloomberg • New York
Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success
January 17th, 2014
02:33 PM ET
8 months ago

Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success

(CNN) - With over a decade running New York City, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure is considered "mainly a success" by voters in the Big Apple, according to a national survey released Friday.

Sixty-four percent of voters in the Quinnipiac University poll said Bloomberg's 12-year stint as mayor was a success, compared to 24% who did not. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans see the former mayor's time in office as favorable, compared to 62% of Democrats and 68% of Independents.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Michael Bloomberg • New York • Poll
Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio
January 16th, 2014
05:34 PM ET
8 months ago

Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio

(CNN) – More than two-thirds of New York City voters feel optimistic about Mayor Bill de Blasio's next four years in office, according to a new poll released Thursday from Quinnipiac University.

Sixty-seven percent of voters say they're optimistic about his first term, compared to 21 percent who say they're pessimistic, the poll shows.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • Polls
January 1st, 2014
01:34 PM ET
9 months ago

De Blasio & the Clintons: The ties that bind?

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday formally swore in Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York.

The very public move by the former President appeared to wrap a bow around long-standing ties between the new mayor and both Bill and Hillary Clinton. And it could pay political dividends for the former Secretary of State if she decides to make another run for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history
December 30th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
9 months ago

Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history

(CNN) - Horse-drawn carriages could soon be a thing of the past in New York City's Central Park after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced plans to outlaw the popular tourist attraction once in office.

"We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period," de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
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