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 2020-04-01 21:13 

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Bill de Blasio failed to prepare and other commentary...

Urban beat: De Blasio Failed To Prepare Coronavirus spread threatens to overwhelm New York City hospitals, with shortages of even basic protective gear — though officials have been warning the public for years to be prepared. At City Journal, Seth B...

 2020-04-01 20:41 

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Former NYPD top cop James O'Neill returning to fight coronavirus...

Former NYPD commissioner James O'Neill has been tapped as Mayor Bill de Blasio's coronavirus senior advisor, City Hall announced Wednesday afternoon. "Jimmy is one of the finest public servants our City has ever known," said de Blasio. ...

 2020-04-01 17:28 

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Andrew Cuomo closes all NYC playgrounds to stop coronavirus spread...

All New York City playgrounds will be shut down to prevent the spread of the coronavirus on orders of Gov. Andrew Cuomo — supplanting Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has resisted mass closures. "I've talked about this for weeks," said a fed-up...

 2020-04-01 17:12 

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NYC veterinarians forced to choose people over pets in war against coronavirus...

Mayor Bill de Blasio urged veterinarians Tuesday to lend their human-grade ventilators to infirmaries, but vets at big animal hospitals across the city have already been in the process of rounding up supplies for the last week, the chief medical officer a...

 2020-03-31 23:44 

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De Blasio's plan to free violent inmates is surely his most reckless ever...

Mayor Bill de Blasio has had some hare-brained schemes in his day but surely nothing as reckless as his plan to free dangerous Rikers detainees onto city streets — amid a crisis, no less. That all five district attorneys and the special narcotics pr...

 2020-03-31 23:22 

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De Blasio: Evangelical charity running Central Park hospital won't discriminate...

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he has been "assured" the evangelical Christian charity overseeing the makeshift Central Park hospital will not discriminate against patients. Hizzoner acknowledged that he found it "very troubling" w...

 2020-03-31 21:05 

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De Blasio orders Amazon probe after COVID-19 strike organizer fired...

"We heard from Staten Island, from the Amazon Fulfillment Center, a specific charge that a worker raised health and safety concerns, raised social distancing concerns, was fired," Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a coronavirus briefing in Queens Tuesd...

 2020-03-31 19:20 

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De Blasio calls on NYC veterinarians, plastic surgeons to lend ventilators...

Now it's time for even Fido to do his part in the battle against coronavirus in New York. Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday beseeched city veterinarians, as well as oral surgeons and plastic surgeons, to lend their ventilators to the coronavirus fight, ...

 2020-03-31 18:57 

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De Blasio says US Open coronavirus hospital will be at 'full capacity' next week...

The city's latest planned makeshift hospital — at the Queens stadium that houses the US Tennis Open — will quickly be at "full capacity" when it starts taking coronavirus patients next week, Mayor Bill de Blasio predicted Tuesday. ...

 2020-03-31 12:23 

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De Blasio: All NYC hospital beds could be full of coronavirus patients...

Every hospital bed in New York City may be converted to treat COVID-19 infected patients, Mayor de Blasio said Tuesday. "We project that potentially all of those beds, all 20,000, will have to be turned into intensive care beds to focus on COVID-19 pa...

 2020-03-30 21:09 

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City district attorneys rip de Blasio over planned release of high-risk inmates...

The city's five district attorneys and the Big Apple's special narcotics prosecutor sent a letter to Mayor Bill de Blasio and his correction commissioner Monday slamming them for the planned release of violent inmates amid the coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-03-30 16:17 

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De Blasio calls USNS Comfort beacon of hope amid coronavirus crisis...

Mayor Bill de Blasio heralded the arrival of the USNS Comfort hospital ship off Manhattan on Monday as a much-needed morale boost amid the coronavirus crisis. "We've all been through a lot these last few weeks," said de Blasio, standing on the...

 2020-03-30 14:52 

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De Blasio calls Trump's claims of stolen hospital supplies 'insulting'...

Mayor Bill de Blasio said he was outraged by President Donald Trump's suggestion that medical supplies are being stolen by staff at New York City hospitals. "It's insulting, it's outrageous, it's incredibly insensitive to people right ...

 2020-03-30 00:32 

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Sorry, Mr. Mayor: NY needs you to save 'blame game' for Richard Carranza...

Mayor Bill de Blasio thinks this is the wrong time for second-guessing about who made what calls before the coronavirus became a clear crisis — except that, if he made any errors, it was President Trump's fault. Got it? Seriously: That was the m...

 2020-03-29 21:33 

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New Yorkers not practicing social distancing will face fine, de Blasio says...

New Yorkers could now face an up-to $500 fine for refusing to practice social distancing as the city fights the surging coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday. "It's as simple as this," Hizzoner said. "If someone is told by an offic...

 2020-03-29 14:30 

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De Blasio tries to deflect blame for rapid spread of coronavirus in NYC...

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday tried to wave off his instructions for New Yorkers to "go about their lives" in the lead-up to the city's coronavirus crisis — refusing to consider whether he shares any blame until "after this war is o...

 2020-03-28 21:12 

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UN donates 250K face masks to NYC health care workers...

With five pallets of boxes stacked behind him, Mayor Bill de Blasio thanked the United Nations Saturday for a donation of 250,000 masks for city health care workers. The donation came in response to the mayor's appeal for of supplies to help in the on...

 2020-03-28 02:32 

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Trump praises Mayor de Blasio: 'I've really gotten to like him' amid coronavirus crisis...

President Trump on Friday said he's "really gotten to like" New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, saying they bonded while responding to the coronavirus outbreak. "He's like us, he's working very hard. But I can't say anything bad abo...

 2020-03-27 23:18 

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De Blasio warns supplies to fight coronavirus will run dry by April 5...

New York City will run out of critical resources to combat the coronavirus in a little more than a week, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. As the epicenter for the country's outbreak, the city will be in dire need of staffing, supplies and medical equ...

 2020-03-27 21:18 

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Corey Johnson among pols calling for $50M in funds to feed hungry New Yorkers...

City Council Speaker Corey Johnson and other Big Apple lawmakers demanded Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo release $50 million in emergency aid to for food pantries, which are facing unprecedented demands during the coronavirus pandemic. "Th...

 2020-03-27 15:59 

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Coronavirus in NY: Fines may come for social distancing violators, de Blasio says...

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned New Yorkers may soon face fines for violating social distancing rules meant to slow the spread of the coronavirus pandemic. "The goal right now is to try to get people to understand how serious this is and show them consist...

 2020-03-27 12:37 

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Mayor de Blasio denies there's a protective gear shortage for health care workers...

Mayor de Blasio insisted there's no shortage of protective gear for NYC health care workers as he dismissed a New York Post front page showing nurses wearing garbage bags....

 2020-03-26 22:13 

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NYC jail population lowest since World War II after coronavirus releases...

New York City's jail population has dipped below 5,000 prisoners for the first time since World War II, as the city releases vulnerable inmates to stem the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday. "None of us expected this crisis,...

 2020-03-26 21:05 

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Brooklyn lawmaker calls for temporary ban on Airbnb, short-term rentals...

You can't stay here, either! A Brooklyn lawmaker is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to temporarily ban short-term rentals citywide, including ones offered by Airbnb, saying he believes it would help stop the coronavirus from spreading further. "Wi...

 2020-03-26 20:49 

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De Blasio won't release key coronavirus stats despite promises of transparency...

As the city's coronavirus case count neared 10,000 on Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio promised to provide New Yorkers the truth — even difficult information — about the pandemic. "I think my job is to tell you the things that we're go...

 2020-03-26 20:35 

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Kellyanne Conway blames Bill de Blasio for coronavirus spread...

White House adviser Kellyanne Conway is blaming New York Mayor Bill de Blasio for making his city the epicenter of coronavirus spread in the US. "I'm not playing politics," the counselor to President Trump told reporters Thursday, "but you...

 2020-03-26 05:02 

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NYC outlines street closures to promote 'social distancing' during coronavirus shutdown...

A small stretch of four streets will temporarily close to vehicular traffic as the city tests out a pilot program providing more social distancing space during the coronavirus pandemic. Mayor Bill de Blasio has picked one street to be converted to pedestr...

 2020-03-26 00:38 

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NYPD doesn't need help despite coronavirus spread, de Blasio says...

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that the NYPD doesn't need help from outside agencies despite a growing number of cops out sick amid the coronavirus outbreak — at least, not yet. "In terms of needing any outside help, we are nowhere near...

 2020-03-25 11:25 

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NYC to release 300 more Rikers inmates amid coronavirus pandemic...

About 300 more inmates on Rikers Island or other city facilities will be released as the city tries to stop the spread of the coronavirus through its jail system, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. The few hundred inmates are serving less than yearlong sentences ...

 2020-03-24 23:59 

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To save his mayoralty, de Blasio must ax Chancellor Richard Carranza now...

Here's one step Mayor Bill de Blasio can take to recover the credibility he needs to lead Gotham through the coronacrisis: fire Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza. Not that Hizzoner should ever have hired Carranza. The race-baiting fraudster arrived ...

 2020-03-24 22:42 

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De Blasio says city agencies will cut 'at least' $1.3B amid coronavirus...

"We need to make sure we can protect the resources to fight COVID-19, that is non-debatable at this point," Mayor Bill de Blasio said. "To this hour, we don't know what's going to come from Washington in terms of any financial relief.&...

 2020-03-24 22:10 

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De Blasio won't intervene in maternity-ward visitor bans...

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Tuesday rejected calls to block the banning of expectant fathers and others from hospital delivery rooms to prevent the spread of coronavirus. "This is a medical decision, obviously," de Blasio said during an afternoon brie...

 2020-03-24 21:52 

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City opening streets for pedestrians in bid to ease park crowds during coronavirus crisis...

Mayor Bill de Blasio finally announced plans Tuesday afternoon to open streets for pedestrians in a bid to reduce parks crowds during the coronavirus pandemic — two days after Gov. Andrew Cuomo gave him 24 hours to do so. Starting Thursday, city off...

 2020-03-24 21:06 

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Feds shipping 4,000 more ventilators to New York in coronavirus fight...

The federal government has pledged an additional 4,000 ventilators to the Empire State's fight against the coronavirus, with half bound for New York City, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday, amid rancor over the life-saving devices. "Just a short t...

 2020-03-24 17:53 

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City Council demands protective gear for open NYC businesses...

Their demand to Mayor Bill de Blasio comes as hospitals across the city face short supply of surgical masks and other basic supplies to combat the illness, which has forced officials to dramatically limit testing for the disease and access to hospitals....

 2020-03-24 00:05 

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Mayor Bill de Blasio needs to quit pushing partisan hysteria...

You know what isn't helping in this time of crisis? Mayor Bill de Blasio's constant and hysterical public whinging. Instead of leading calmly, de Blasio is doing everything in his power to incite more fear and anger, even as Gov. Andrew Cuomo rais...

 2020-03-23 22:36 

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De Blasio says spending cuts coming as coronavirus cripples NYC budget...

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned Monday night that all city agencies will be seeing funding cuts on anything unrelated to battling the coronavirus pandemic as the city struggles with mounting bills and falling tax revenues. "Every agency will be asked to h...

 2020-03-23 21:39 

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McCray avoids Thrive NYC while touting online counseling during coronavirus...

Mayor Bill de Blasio's wife, First Lady Chirlane McCray, coauthored a column calling for increased access to online counseling and therapy services during the coronavirus outbreak — without mentioning her embattled $1 billion mental health plan ...

 2020-03-23 15:05 

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NYC eyeing release of 200 more inmates amid coronavirus outbreak...

The city was considering the release of 200 more inmates on Monday as the coronavirus contagion spreads through city jails — including some prisoners being considered because they're nearing the end of their sentences, Mayor Bill de Blasio said....

 2020-03-23 14:07 

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Coronavirus in NY: De Blasio says likely that students won't return this school year...

Students probably won't return to classrooms this school year at all because of the coronavirus outbreak, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. "Right now, even though April 20 is our goal to reopen, I can't see it," de Blasio said on PIX11 Mo...

 2020-03-23 13:30 

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De Blasio says NYC lives depend on getting more coronavirus supplies...

Mayor Bill de Blasio warned that New Yorkers will die unnecessarily from COVID-19 if the city can't increase its ventilator supply in the next seven days. "If we don't get ventilators this week we're going to start losing lives we could ha...

 2020-03-22 20:27 

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Coronavirus in NY: De Blasio announces stricter rules on public gatherings...

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday announced stricter guidelines on public gatherings in the face of the growing coronavirus pandemic in the Big Apple — and will have cops enforce the measures. "When we say you can go out for some exercise, we'r...

 2020-03-22 19:32 

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Union reps for NYC cops, firefighters demand more COVID-19 testing...

The unions representing cops, firefighters and EMS officers are urging Mayor Bill de Blasio to make them a higher priority for access to coronavirus testing given their front-line duties interacting with the public amid the pandemic. Fifty-two NYPD office...

 2020-03-22 14:58 

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De Blasio blames Trump for NYC hospital equipment shortage: 'People will die'...

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Sunday warned that Big Apple hospitals are just 10 days away from running out of essential equipment to save lives from the novel coronavirus. "If we don't get more ventilators in the next 10 days, people will die who don&#...

 2020-03-22 01:56 

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Mayor de Blasio assembles elite 'wartime' coronavirus crisis team...

Calling coronavirus "an unprecedented threat," New York Mayor Bill de Blasio on Saturday unveiled a special pandemic response team to help coordinate relief efforts. "We must respond with a wartime mentality," de Blasio said, in announcing...

 2020-03-21 12:47 

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These 5 New Yorkers should start campaigning to replace de Blasio now...

In February, Mayor Bill de Blasio called on New Yorkers to "save our city." But — as his dangerously inadequate response to the coronavirus reminds us — we need to be saved from another mayor like de Blasio. We're stuck with him un...

 2020-03-20 21:22 

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NYC couples get married as coronavirus ramps up...

You may now elbow-bump the bride. Two couples tied the knot Friday, shortly after Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the marriage bureau was closed in an effort to curb the spread of coronavirus. Journalists Alex Brook Lynn and Adam Levy, 32, were married in ...

 2020-03-20 17:09 

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City Hall didn't order COVID-19 supplies for NYC until March 6...

Mayor Bill de Blasio has blamed President Trump for the city's severe shortage of COVID-19 supplies even though City Hall didn't put in its first order for emergency protective gear until March 6, The Post has learned. City officials waited for ov...

 2020-03-19 21:59 

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NYC to release 40 coronavirus-prone inmates from Rikers as early as today...

Mayor Bill de Blasio plans to release 40 inmates from Rikers Island amid a coronavirus outbreak in the five boroughs, he announced Thursday. The 40 inmates had been put on a list for release, and the city is awaiting sign-off from prosecutors to approve t...

 2020-03-19 17:52 

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Coronavirus in NY: Jumaane Williams wants de Blasio to suspend construction...

Public Advocate Jumaane Williams is calling on Mayor Bill de Blasio to immediately suspend all non-essential construction citywide to prevent further spread of coronavirus. "This painful step is needed as part of the city's aggressive social dista...

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