Tag: Bill de Blasio

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What is New York doing about DACA?

This week, President Donald Trump announced that he'd cave to conservative pressure to restrict immigration by phasing out the DACA program (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals; here's a refresher) over the next six months. New York politicians immediately sprang into action. Mayor Bill de Blasio penned a Daily News op-ed pledging to protect the DREAMers, immigrants…

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The Bedford-Union Armory in Crown Heights is part of a city-wide debate over affordable housing and gentrification.
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Will the Poor Pay the Price for NYC’s Affordable Housing?

That's the question a provocative new article in the New York Review of Books poses. As Michael Greenberg argues, building affordable middle-class housing in poor neighborhoods like East New York, South Williamsburg, and Crown Heights, leads to gentrification. (If the several-page article is too long, Curbed has a handy Cliff Notes.) What happens? Because the affordable housing…

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio
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More Money, More Problems?

Speaking of weak candidates, Bill de Blasio isn't taking chances in his re-election campaign. Despite a lackluster primary field, he's asking the New York City Campaign Finance Board for an extra couple million to spend in the Democratic primary under the matching funds program. The program, meant to help candidates compete without raising money just from…

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