Mayor Bill de Blasio, beginning his third year in office with middling poll numbers and stubborn political problems, delivered his annual State of the City address Thursday night, highlighting the  … Full Article

In Albany, de Blasio pressed over property tax cap

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio got the full Albany treatment Tuesday as state lawmakers grilled him for five hours over his city's finances and its status as the only local government in the state not subject to a cap on property taxes. … Full Article

Greenfield pushes free Black Friday parking

Motorists won’t have to feed the muni-meter the day after Thanksgiving if a bill sponsored by Councilmember David G. Greenfield is passed by the City Council and signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio. … Full Article

Richardson is keynote speaker at New Leaders Gala

Assemblymember Diana C. Richardson, who won elective office last year without the support of the political establishment, is raising her public profile in a big way. … Full Article

Deputy U.S. marshal earns congressional badge

Deputy U.S. Marshal Patrick Lin received a Purple Heart back in 2014 for his heroics in confronting an armed and dangerous child molestation suspect in a Greenwich Village smoke shop. On Friday, he learned that the federal government isn’t quite finished saluting him yet. … Full Article

Despite strong economy, de Blasio unveils cautious budget

Despite the city's roaring economy, Mayor Bill de Blasio outlined a cautious budget, one that largely forgoes splashy and expensive new projects and instead focuses on funding previously announced programs that further his administration's stated mission to combat inequality. … Full Article

Schumer wants to hear from college kids about debt

If you’re a college student, U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer (D-New York) wants to hear from you. … Full Article

Donovan defends move to repeal Obamacare

U.S. Rep. Dan Donovan, who sided with his fellow Republicans in the House majority in voting to repeal major components of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) on Jan. … Full Article

In Public Service: Dilan calls Bushwick city’s ‘best kept secret’

Assemblymember Erik Dilan was born and raised in Bushwick, the neighborhood he now represents in the state Legislature, and in an interview with the Brooklyn Eagle, he called it “the city’s best kept secret.” … Full Article

New state law makes subway crime easier to track, pols say

The two Brooklyn elected officials who sponsored a subway crime bill signed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo requiring the NYPD to report all incidents to the City Council said the new state law will improve New Yorkers’ safety. … Full Article

In Public Service: Watching JFK on television inspired Martin Dilan

State Sen. Martin Dilan developed a keen interest in politics when he was a child. He recalls being a boy and watching the 1960 Democratic National Convention on television in his family’s Bushwick home. … Full Article


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