Mayor de Blasio appeared on the Brian Lehrer show to discuss events within his administration and remarks of the Trump administration, discussing the morality of keeping up monuments of people like Christopher Columbus, who many call a racist historical figure, and hateful comments made by Trump.
The De Blasio administration announced that The Department of Homeless Services and the NYPD would be expanding joint canvassing and outreach operations in Midtown, Manhattan from two days per week to seven days per week, focusing on engaging homeless New Yorkers.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and the City’s Security Infrastructure Working Group announced plans to bring permanent perimeter barriers, or bollards, to high-profile sites and to create a process to streamline their design and construction.
Mayor de Blasio returned to the Brian Lehrer show to discuss the recent winter storm that had happened in the City as well as the state of public housing (and how it held up throughout the storm), among other topics.
The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS), Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence and Mayor’s Office of Criminal Justice announced a significant expansion of services to protect families at risk of, or experiencing, domestic violence.
New York University's School of Engineering launched a new program together with New York City Cyber Command called New York Cyber Fellows, an affordable and online option to gain a masters degree in cybersecurity.
Mayor de Blasio announced numerous new admin to fill positions, namely Samir Saini as the new Commissioner of the Department of Information Technology and Telecommunications, Dominic Williams as his new Chief Policy Advisor, and Debbie Rosen as Chief of Staff to First Deputy Mayor Dean Fuleihan.
Jon Paul Lupo was promoted to Director of the Mayor’s Office of Intergovernmental Affairs, where he was responsible for coordinating the City's interaction with the City, State and Federal Legislative Affairs Offices, as well as coordinating with the Comptroller, Borough Presidents, and others.
Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a breakfast for multiple religious communities, praising their efforts in fighting mental illness and aiding the City in their fight against domestic violence.
Mayor de Blasio and Chief Technology Officer Miguel Gamiño, Jr. announced members of the NYCx Technology Leadership Advisory Council, a diverse group of technology and community leaders who will increase engagement and visibility of the NYCx program to the broader tech community.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gabrielle Fialkoff, Senior Advisor to the Mayor and Director of the Office of Strategic Partnerships, announced a $1.5 million new initiative, “CareerLift,” driven by the NYC Center for Youth Employment (CYE).
Mayor de Blasio announced the major strides his administration was able to make in regards to affordable housing in the City, using a man named Jasper Hurst as an example for as to why affordable housing is so important.
Mayor Bill de Blasio signed legislation into law, authored by Council Member Ben Kallos in collaboration with DEP, aimed at reducing overnight and weekend construction noise and making New York City more livable.
Mayor de Blasio appeared on The Brian Lehrer Show to discuss his administration's policies and his stances on some new legislation Governor Cuomo presented, such as proposing a congestion pricing plan for driving in Manhattan below 60th Street.
Mayor de Blasio and First Lady McCray gave remarks in honor of the anniversary of one of the largest protests in the history of the US, also in time for a government shut down under the Trump Administration.
The Mayor's Office of the Chief Technology Officer released a "Truth in Broadband” Request for Information (RFI) to establish transparency and accountability in how carriers provide internet service to consumers.
Mayor de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray announced that the City had filed a lawsuit in New York State Supreme Court to hold manufacturers and distributors of prescription opioids to account for their part in the City’s ongoing deadly opioid epidemic.
Mayor de Blasio gave a speech describing a threat the Trump Administration made against major cities, threatening to withhold their funding when they were meant to have a bipartisan meeting on infrastructure.
To celebrate national mentoring month, Chief Service Officer Paula Gavin and Schools Chancellor Carmen Faria announced that 25,000 high school students and 10,000 mentors participated in programs associated with the NYC Youth Mentoring Initiative.
The de Blasio Administration joined Citi Community Development and the National Disability Institute to announce the launch of Empowered Cities, a national initiative that encourages municipalities to expand financial empowerment and economic inclusion to people living with disabilities.
Mayor de Blasio joined in an interview at City Hall to discuss the coming deadline to sign up for healthcare (and the increased accessibility of it) along with the approaching State of the Union with President Trump.
The de Blasio Administration announced the issuance of citywide guidance and new NYPD protocols to clarify and institutionalize the City’s policy that it will not voluntarily cooperate with federal immigration enforcement activities, and will only coordinate in limited circumstances.
Mayor de Blasio appeared live on the Brian Lehrer show to discuss recent events under his administration, spending much of the interview discussing NYC infrastructure, especially the MTA and discussing regarding city and state funding for it.
Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Fariña announced that 3-K for All will expand to four more community school districts over the next three years, increasing the City’s commitment to fully funding free, full-day, from eight community school districts by 2020 to 12 districts.
Mayor de Blasio appeared in front of the senate finance committee to discuss the finances of the City and also testify to the negative effects the new tax law President Trump erected would have on New Yorkers.
First Lady Chirlane McCray and agency leaders of the Mayor’s Office to Combat Domestic Violence stated that they would be making an announcement about the City’s commitment to support survivors of domestic violence and educate New Yorkers on the complexities of intimate partner violence.
First Lady Chirlane McCray announced the launch of New York City's first-ever, web-based portal, NYCHOPE, dedicated to providing resources to survivors and information to all City residents about how to help someone experiencing domestic violence.
First Lady McCray announced she'd spearhead “Faith in Action Against Domestic Violence,” the first weekend-long event in New York City dedicated to raising awareness about intimate partner violence within the faith community.
Mayor de Blasio announced that three of the City’s designated banks – Amalgamated, Bank of America, and TD Bank – have committed $40 million towards two of the City’s three programs that help minority and women-owned business enterprises and small businesses access affordable loans to grow.
Mayor de Blasio announced that 250 apartment buildings had been placed in the Department of Housing Preservation and Development’s Alternative Enforcement Program, an initiative that shines a spotlight on multi-family buildings whose owners have allowed them to fall into dangerous disrepair.
Mayor de Blasio appeared on the Brian Lehrer show to discuss important issues facing the City, and in this particular interview Brian Lehrer focuses on the congressional spending bill and how it effects NYC infrastructure.
The Department of Consumer Affairs (DCA) Commissioner Lorelei Salas, in collaboration with the Department of Education’s network of community schools, announced the first NYC Free Tax Prep-a-Thon, a 12-hour tax filing marathon and resource fair.
Mayor de Blasio gave his State of the City, where he went over what changes he made to the City in his first term as mayor, and looked to the future regarding what he'd like to see come out of his second term as mayor.
Mayor de Blasio and New York City Department of Probation Commissioner Ana M. Bermúdez announced that young people under probation supervision who participated in the Arches Transformative Mentoring Program were significantly less likely to have future justice system involvement.