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Mayor Bill de Blasio angry at lawmakers for tabling pre-K

New York City
A day after receiving a stinging rebuke from a powerful Albany lawmaker who threatened to block his prekindergarten tax hike plan, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio angrily demanded a vote while coordinating a show of force to defend his signature proposal that now appears to be in substantial j … Full Article

Cuomo doesn't want de Blasio to set NYC minimum wage

ALBANY— Gov. Andrew Cuomo is opposed to letting individual municipalities set their own minimum wages and tax rates, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to do. … Full Article

Despite scandal, conservatives standing by Grimm

Bay Ridge
U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm’s recent outburst against NY1 reporter Michael Scotto hasn’t hurt him with his base, if the political endorsements he’s getting are any indication. … Full Article

Mark-Viverito puts Gentile on Land Use Committee

Bay Ridge
Vincent Gentile isn’t a real estate broker, but he is going to have a lot to say about property development in New York City over the next four years. … Full Article

Bill de Blasio's controversial pizza fork up for auction

New York City
A fork that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio famously used to eat pizza at a Staten Island restaurant will be auctioned for charity. A retired NYPD sergeant preserved the utensil from Goodfella's Pizzeria in a police evidence bag. … Full Article

Brooklyn Conservative Party's first couple recalls road to romance

Bay Ridge
Conservatively speaking, they’re a cute couple! Conservative Party sweethearts Christine Sisto and Liam McCabe, founders of the Brooklyn South Conservative Club, are proof that true love can blossom in the heat of a political campaign. … Full Article

De Blasio refusing to march in NYC's St. Patrick's Day parade

New York City
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he won't be marching in the nation's largest St. Patrick's Day parade. De Blasio says he won't partake in the traditional march along Fifth Avenue because of parade organizers' refusal to allow participants to carry pro-gay signs. … Full Article

Mayor de Blasio pokes fun at his progressive-left image on 'The Daily Show'

New York City
Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his diabolical plans to bring snow to … Full Article

Grimm Threat: Brooklyn representative apologizes after telling reporter he'd throw him off a balcony at State of the Union

Brooklyn Boro
 A reporter for a New York City cable news station said Wednesday that U.S. Rep. Michael Grimm called him to apologize for physically threatening him at the end of an interview about President Barack Obama's State of the Union address. … Full Article

Former Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz joins Speaker Mark-Viverito’s transition team

New York City
New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced a transition committee on Tuesday filled with notable names, including former Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and former Council Member Una Clarke, mother of Congresswoman Yvette Clarke. … Full Article
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