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Bill de Blasio news and analysis from The Nation
December 14, 2017
From Paid Sick Leave to Municipal ID Cards: New York’s City Council Leaves an Impression
During the last four years, the council has passed significant legislation to stem inequality. Can it do better during the next four?
November 8, 2017
Bill de Blasio Has 4 Years to Cement His Progressive Legacy
A conversation with Juan Gonzalez and Joseph Viteritti about what the mayor did right during his first term—and what he needs to do better.
October 4, 2017
New York’s Mayor Says He’s Got a Plan to Help Solve the City’s Housing Crisis
So why are housing advocates up in arms?
September 11, 2017
Bill de Blasio Has Proved that Economic Justice Is a Winning Democratic Strategy
It’s time for the broader Democratic Party to embrace this lesson.
Joseph P. Viteritti
August 30, 2017
New York’s Subway System Could Be a Force for Equity and Sustainability
So why have elected officials let it molder and fall apart?
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August 28, 2017
These Cities Are About to Make It Harder for Landlords to Evict People
Their plan? Provide access to lawyers for as many low-income renters as possible.
August 7, 2017
This Police-Reform Activist Wants to Be Mayor of New York
Robert Gangi is running a long-shot challenge to Mayor Bill de Blasio—from the left.
July 5, 2017
It Will Take Tenacity and Guts to Shutter One of the Country’s Most Notorious Jails
Is New York Mayor Bill de Blasio up to the challenge of closing Rikers Island?
May 17, 2017
A New Film About Rikers Lets Inmates Describe the Jail’s Brutality in Their Own Words
Rikers: An American Jail
is coming out just as debate over how to close the notorious facility is reaching a fever pitch.
May 9, 2017
New York’s Mayor Vowed to Help the Homeless. Why Is the Crisis Growing?
Bill de Blasio understands homelessness better than the mayors before him, but that hasn’t been enough to stem the crisis.