Tag: Bill de Blasio

Mayor Bill de Blasio cheers the passage of his affordable housing program. Critics like Real Affordability for All say it's not enough.
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Affordable for Whom? The Tragically Misguided Arguments about Affordable Housing in NYC

Mayor Bill de Blasio promised 200,000 affordable housing apartments, including 50,000 units for New Yorkers earning less than $40,000. Critics have long said that's not enough. Now, the Real Affordability for All coalition, led by New York Communities for Change and Bertha Lewis' The Black Institute, is attacking de Blasio and his Deputy Mayor Alicia…

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Quick Hits from Around New York

• What's going to happen when the L Train shuts down for repairs? The MTA doesn't have a real plan for getting between Manhattan and Williamsburg but check out Slate's coverage of the winners of Transportation Alternatives' contest. • It's not all on the MTA, though. New York City doesn't have the best transportation record.…

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Balancing or in Danger?

Immigrants in danger, Bill de Blasio balancing competing demands, Republicans balancing ideological purity while in danger of losing the State Senate, and more. Want to get this as an email every week? Sign up!

********** Our Feature Will New York Be a Sanctuary for Immigrants? Attorney General Jeff Sessions threatened to take back $4…

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A sensitive topic exposes how politics really works

Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration is approaching a public health issue in the New York Orthodox Jewish community very sensitively. It's a demonstration of how politics sometimes requires almost surgical movement to balance competing demands, especially in an election year. Jews circumcise eight-day-old baby boys and some Orthodox Jewish communities hold by a practice called metzitzah b’peh…

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