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Luxury Apartment

Shady magnates and corrupt politicians from all over the globe are stashing their ill-gotten wealth in luxurious Manhattan apartments.

Katrina vanden Heuvel, Joan Walsh and Zerlina Maxwell sat down with de Blasio to discuss universal pre-K, the Working Families Party convention and the role of mayors.

New York Public Library

The demise of the New York Public Library’s Central Library Plan is the end of a Bloomberg-era castle in the sky.

Bill de Blasio, Kasim Reed, David Axlerod

With liberal hopes dashed in Washington, political energy is gathering in cities, where social change is actually possible.

Bill de Blasio

The case for Mayor Bill de Blasio’s plan does not actually require copious amounts of data on long-term educational outcomes.

New York City’s new public advocate on homeless children, the former mayor and her office’s shrunken budget.

Bill de Blasio

The powerful right-wing lobby doesn’t represent most American Jews, and it’s no longer the only game in town.

de Blasio inauguration

Suddenly local fashion is all the rage. But can the garment trades once again bring good jobs to New York City?

Blogs

The mayor wants to break down some of the barriers that distance power from people. Good call.

April 3, 2014

A signature program and significant defeats for the freshman mayor in his first state budget.

March 31, 2014

De Blasio distinguished himself from his electoral opponents by advocating an independent overseer of the NYPD—now he’s fulfilled that promise.

March 28, 2014

A little pressure on the governor from the left is just what the mayor needs.

March 25, 2014

The mayor drew chuckles at a press corps variety show, then laid out his rationale for denying free space to a handful of charter schools.

March 24, 2014

Vergara’s ambivalent feelings about gentrifying Harlem stem from a recognition of just how far the neighborhood had fallen in previous years.

March 22, 2014

The poll numbers don’t matter, but the limited narrative they reflect does.

March 20, 2014

The mayor ends another Bloomberg-era legal battle, this one involving people of color who wanted to become firefighters.

March 18, 2014

De Blasio has a message problem, but who’s to blame? The mayor? The media? Neither?

March 14, 2014

Several employees at Eva Moskowitz’s charter network expressed discomfort with a March 4 political rally in Albany.

March 14, 2014