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Let Them Eat Cake.

Well isn’t that a slap in the face. When Fast-food workers took to the street in protest over low wages being insufficient for them to live on, public opinion is that minimum wage workers asking for an increase to $15.00 an hour is not a realistic request. 94 more words

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The City Council Defends Plan to Give Itself a $36,000 Raise

Talking about money can be awkward. Especially when the talking is being done by members of the City Council, who are poised to give themselves a $36,000 raise that exceeds the recommendations of an independent commission—and when some members are arguing they deserve even more. 1,373 more words

Bill De Blasio

Public Advocate Unveils New Regulations to Crack Down on 'Worst Landlords'

Public Advocate Letitia James announced today she would introduce two bills that would expand the city’s power to penalize property owners with outstanding code violations—and expand the power of her own office and its annual “ 373 more words

Bill De Blasio

Square Renamed For EMT Who Worked At Ground Zero Following 9/11

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A square in New York City was renamed Saturday for an EMT who died from his exposure to the materials at ground zero. 128 more words


De Blasio Meets With Activists and Teachers in Second Town Hall

A few hundred people packed into the humid auditorium of PS 69 in the Jackson Heights section of Queens for the second town hall of the de Blasio mayoralty—this one focusing on education, and providing the… 754 more words

Bill De Blasio

Assemblyman Rejects Espaillat Ally's Offer to Not Run for Congress

Assemblyman Guillermo Linares has a message for Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez: this isn’t a dictatorship.

Mr. Linares, a Manhattan Democrat who declared his intentions to run for Congressman Charles Rangel’s seat today, shot down an offer from Mr. 532 more words

Adriano Espaillat

Almost Half-Way Through First Term, de Blasio Holds First Town Hall

Twenty-two months into his administration, Mayor Bill de Blasio did something totally new—he met with struggling New Yorkers.

Having long insisted he talked to enough people visiting the gym in his old neighborhood in Brooklyn and didn’t need to hold town halls like his predecessors, the mayor held a community forum with several hundred residents of Washington Heights in upper Manhattan. 671 more words

Bill De Blasio