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 2020-10-23 20:13 

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Mayor de Blasio disses Manhattan: Midtown is 'not center of universe'...

It may contain the "Crossroads of the World," but Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that Manhattan is "not the center of our universe." De Blasio made the seemingly out-of-touch comments during his weekly appearance on WNYC radio's "...

 2020-10-23 14:02 

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Bill de Blasio: 'Observers' will protect NYC voters on Election Day...

The city will deploy a team of "observers" to low-income and immigrant communities to thwart voter intimidation on Election Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. "Clearly President Trump has tried to discourage people from voting, suggested e...

 2020-10-22 21:51 

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Pols, New Yorkers blast de Blasio's walkabouts as 'lack of leadership'...

Local politicians from The Bronx to Staten Island blasted Mayor Bill de Blasio's middle of the workday walks exposed by The Post Thursday as evidence of a lack of leadership at City Hall during the coronavirus pandemic and related budget crisis. "...

 2020-10-22 09:53 

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Can't walkout the talk: De Blasio goes for aimless strolls as city struggles to get by...

The coronavirus is still gripping the city, a fiscal meltdown looms and New York has been rocked this year by civil unrest, but instead of stepping up, Mayor Bill de Blasio has been stepping out. Hizzoner has taken to regularly walking off the job —...

 2020-10-22 01:40 

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Cuomo has governed, handled COVID-19 better than de Blasio: poll...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a better grip on COVID-19 than Mayor Bill de Blasio, according to a new poll of city residents, most of whom fear a return to normalcy in the Big Apple is still at least six months away. The Spectrum News-IPSOS poll, released Wednesd...

 2020-10-21 23:23 

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Steve Cohen's Mets purchase will have to go through Bill de Blasio...

Hal Steinbrenner isn't the only prominent New York figure who will have a say in the sale of the Mets to Steve Cohen. None other than Bill de Blasio also gets a turn at bat, thanks to the terms of ......

 2020-10-21 19:16 

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Amid wave of mail-in ballots, de Blasio, election bigs urge in-person voting...

A top New York State election official and Mayor Bill de Blasio are urging New York City residents to vote early in person beginning on Saturday as the local Board of Elections grapples with proces......

 2020-10-20 23:35 

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De Blasio's newest low: charging public schools to use athletic fields...

Add a new chapter to Mayor Bill de Blasio's endless harassment of the Success Academy network: The city Department of Education's demanding these public schools pay $500,000 so their kids can use taxpayer-funded athletic fields. That's right: ...

 2020-10-20 17:46 

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De Blasio apologizes to ultra-Orthodox leaders over lack of COVID-19 communication...

Mayor Bill de Blasio offered a rare mea culpa Tuesday to ultra-Orthodox Jewish leaders in Brooklyn and Queens, saying he didn't clearly explain coronavirus regulations to the community....

 2020-10-19 18:14 

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De Blasio: Could be weeks before COVID-19 restrictions in hot spots lifted...

Mayor Bill de Blasio suggested Monday it could be weeks before the coronavirus lockdown restrictions in some of the city's hot spot zones are lifted. "The big top line here is we do continue to see a leveling off in some areas of the greatest conc...

 2020-10-18 23:49 

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Why Central Park horse carriages should be your litmus test in the mayoral race...

As next year's mayoral race shudders to life, candidates should face the following question at a future debate: What is your stance on Central Park's horse carriages? It may seem silly to focus on horses right now. But Mayor Bill de Blasio has mad...

 2020-10-17 23:14 

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Florida man is sole out-of-state traveler busted in NYC for breaking quarantine...

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio put on a show of force for travelers from states on New York's quarantine list — but despite the threats, only a single person has been busted for breaking the order, officials said. Mark Anthony Perez,...

 2020-10-17 00:10 

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Bill de Blaio's latest week of proving he's the worst mayor ever...

It was yet another week in which Bill de Blasio proved himself New York's worst mayor ever — on multiple fronts. Most obvious was his berating one of the city's top cops, Chief of Patrol Fausto Pic......

 2020-10-16 23:15 

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De Blasio's years-long effort to push McCray into politics ends with a thud...

Mayor Bill de Blasio spared no expense to burnish the image of his wife, Chirlane McCray — but like many of his big bucks plans it all came to nothing. Hizzoner's effort to use millions in tax payer money to make McCray a political star came cra...

 2020-10-16 20:46 

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Real estate firm with deep ties to de Blasio poised to profit from Soho rezoning...

Bill de Blasio's Soho rezoning plan may not be popular with area residents — but a real estate company with deep ties to the mayor is sure loving it. Edison Properties stands to reap a major windfall if the plan is approved. The company owns pro...

 2020-10-16 03:55 

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Chirlane McCray decides not to run for Brooklyn borough president...

First lady Chirlane McCray will not be Brooklyn's next borough president. McCray, the wife of Mayor Bill de Blasio, announced her decision not to run for the position on Thursday night. ......

 2020-10-15 17:49 

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De Blasio dismisses Cuomo's threats to yank funding from schools in COVID-19 hotspots...

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday brushed off Gov. Andrew Cuomo's threats to pull funding for Big Apple schools over violations of lockdown orders in coronavirus hot zones, calling it mere "bluster.......

 2020-10-15 09:56 

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City Hall misfires could imperil New York's COVID-19 recovery: study...

Mayor Bill de Blasio's high profile missteps on reopening city schools and tracing coronavirus infections could endanger the Big Apple's recovery from the pandemic, a prominent local think tank warned in a report set to be published Thursday. The ...

 2020-10-14 20:30 

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De Blasio blames increase in remote-only learners on 'mainstream media'...

Mayor Bill de Blasio blamed the media Wednesday for the ongoing decrease in the number of families opting for classroom instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic. De Blasio complained that what he c......

 2020-10-14 16:36 

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NYPD Commissioner 'surprised' by Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo's resignation...

Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said Wednesday he was "surprised" that Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo is stepping down — but downplayed the NYPD official's reported rift with Mayor Bill de Blasio that sources say spurred his resignation...

 2020-10-14 16:30 

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De Blasio insists NYPD Chief of Patrol leaving for family, not over rift...

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday claimed that outgoing NYPD Chief of Patrol Fausto Pichardo called it quits as a personal and family decision — not over a pattern of micromanagement by Hizzoner. &......

 2020-10-14 03:02 

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Dem mayoral hopefuls all agree on axing NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea...

Seven Democratic candidates for the 2021 mayoral race all agreed on two positions — they'd oust NYPD Commissioner Dermot Shea and would not accept an endorsement from current Mayor Bill de Blasio. But the contenders were split on a variety of ot...

 2020-10-14 00:02 

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Bill de Blasio's rotten, no-good Columbus Day...

Mayor Bill de Blasio had a truly humiliating Columbus Day — and deserved it. For starters, the Columbus Citizens Foundation declined to invite the mayor, who claims to be a proud Italian-American, to speak at its virtual Columbus Day festivities. Wo...

 2020-10-14 00:00 

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Elizabeth Glazer, architect of de Blasio's push to close Rikers Island, to resign...

The director of the Mayor's Office of Criminal Justice, Elizabeth Glazer, is leaving her post by the end of the month, sources told The Post. A senior criminal justice policy advisor to Mayor Bill de Blasio, Glazer is perhaps best known for spearheadi...

 2020-10-13 22:37 

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De Blasio scandal donor lands school bus company bailout amid NYC cash crunch...

No kids? No problem! The Department of Education is bailing out a school bus company owned by a major donor in one of Mayor Bill de Blasio's biggest campaign finance scandals, agreeing to take over the firm for an undisclosed price. Under the deal ann...

 2020-10-13 17:52 

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Early voting may be curtailed in NYC's coronavirus hot spot areas...

Early voting ahead of the November general election in coronavirus hot-spot zones in Brooklyn and Queens may be curtailed if the infection rates in those areas do not improve, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday. "This is something we're going to ha...

 2020-10-13 01:42 

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De Blasio says NYC entering 'crucial' week in coronavirus fight...

New York City is entering a "crucial" week in its fight against the coronavirus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday, amid a resurgence of the bug in swaths of Brooklyn and Queens. The mayor said he hoped the new state-ordered restrictions, enforceme...

 2020-10-12 20:04 

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Bill de Blasio excluded from Columbus Day festivities...

Mayor Bill de Blasio was excluded from participating in New York's major Columbus Day event Monday, The Post has learned. The head of the Columbus Citizens Foundation confirmed that de Blasio was not invited to speak at this year's alternative eve...

 2020-10-09 18:48 

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De Blasio defends $900M teacher payment freeze amid union fury...

Facing a ferocious union backlash, Mayor Bill de Blasio insisted in an interview Friday that he had no choice but to freeze $900 million in teacher back pay due to coronavirus budget restraints. He......

 2020-10-09 16:38 

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De Blasio: Arrest coming 'soon' in assault on journalist in Borough Park...

The NYPD expects an arrest "soon" in the assault of a journalist by an unruly mob of Orthodox Jewish residents in Borough Park, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. "I checked in with Commissioner [Dermot] Shea earlier and an arrest is expected i...

 2020-10-08 22:56 

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Residents raising nearly $1M to fight de Blasio over homeless at Hotel Lucerne...

A band of downtown Manhattan residents are raising nearly $1 million to fight Mayor Bill de Blasio's plan to relocate homeless residents from an Upper West Side emergency hotel shelter to a permanent facility in their neighborhood, The Post has learne...

 2020-10-08 20:46 

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Ex-de Blasio aide: 'When I'm mayor you'll never have to wonder whether I'm in Iowa'...

Mayoral candidate and former de Blasio legal counsel Maya Wiley took a series of sharp shots at her ex-boss during an event Thursday to launch her 2021 campaign. "When I am mayor you will never have to wonder who is in charge," the 56-year-old civ...

 2020-10-08 19:02 

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De Blasio suggests crackdown on violent protests in Brooklyn Orthodox neighborhoods...

Mayor Bill de Blasio pledged a "clearer approach to enforcement" on Thursday, after the second night of sometimes-violent unrest in a Hasidic Brooklyn neighborhood — as he fended off questions on whether authorities treated Black Lives Matte...

 2020-10-08 16:25 

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De Blasio wants 'consequences' for Borough Park assault on journalist...

Mayor Bill de Blasio called the attack on a journalist by a crowd of unruly Orthodox Jewish residents "absolutely unacceptable, disgusting" — after authorities continued a light-touch approach to unrest in Borough Park over coronavirus restr...

 2020-10-07 21:13 

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Brooklyn law firm to sue over lockdown that will force its closure...

A Brooklyn law firm plans to sue Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio in federal court over the lockdown order that will force its closure Thursday. Turturro Law on McDonald Avenue is in the ......

 2020-10-07 19:40 

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De Blasio administration has issued zero tickets to maskless New Yorkers...

The de Blasio administration has not issued any summonses to people refusing to wear masks — despite a statewide rule on the books for months and as parts of the city enter a second round of lockdowns, The Post has learned. News of lack of enforceme...

 2020-10-07 17:45 

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De Blasio vows order after Hasidic unrest over COVID-19 restrictions...

Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday vowed not to tolerate violent unrest over the state's new round of coronavirus restrictions — the morning after Hasidic protesters in Brooklyn set a fire and......

 2020-10-07 03:43 

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Mayor de Blasio appears to spoof Trump's return to White House video...

The mayor just can't let go of his quixotic presidential run. Bill de Blasio on Tuesday released an apparent spoof of President Trump's return to the White House with a hammy video......

 2020-10-06 19:31 

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Hospitals bracing for COVID-19 admissions — but they're not here yet...

New York City's public hospital system is bracing for another possible tidal wave of coronavirus admissions as the contagion continues to surge in Brooklyn and Queens, Mayor Bill de Blasio sa......

 2020-10-05 23:34 

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Cuomo, de Blasio both ignore science, sense in latest lockdown moves...

Here we go again. On Sunday, Mayor Bill de Blasio asked the state for permission to lock down neighborhoods experiencing a spike in COVID-19 cases. The plan would have closed all nonessential businesses in nine zip codes where COVID-19 positive test resul...

 2020-10-05 23:18 

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Kill Bill de Blasio's white-elephant ferry now...

Here's another program that should be zeroed out ASAP in the city's dire fiscal straits: Mayor de Blasio's white-elephant NYC Ferry system. The mayor's a huge fan, but he's gone in just 14 months; ......

 2020-10-05 20:38 

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Two more NYC ZIP codes could be headed for 'lockdown' list...

Two city neighborhoods are dangerously close to being added to the list of ZIP codes headed for a new partial lockdown, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday. The ZIP code 11234 — which involves Brighton Beach/Manhattan Beach/Sheepshead Bay in Brooklyn &...

 2020-10-05 20:22 

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De Blasio wants to close businesses in COVID-19 hotspots — but admits he can't...

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Monday that he still wants to shut down businesses in nine Brooklyn and Queens ZIP codes where the coronavirus is spiking — but admitted that he can't do so without ......

 2020-10-05 13:34 

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Cuomo to decide on lockdowns of NYC COVID-19 hotspots by later today: de Blasio...

Mayor de Blasio expects a decision from Gov. Cuomo on his proposal to shut down both public and private schools and non-essential businesses in nine COVID-19 hot-spots in Brooklyn and Queens by Monday afternoon. "We're waiting to hear the state...

 2020-10-04 21:29 

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NYC business owners up in arms over threat of new lockdown...

Business owners in COVID-wracked city neighborhoods targeted for a new lockdown ripped Mayor Bill de Blasio over the move Sunday. "My plan?! What's my plan?! Start drinking?!" said Queens restauran......

 2020-10-04 21:12 

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De Blasio's 'ideological soulmate' seeks to succeed him as mayor...

Can an "ideological soulmate" and "friend" of Bill de Blasio succeed him as mayor? New York City will soon find out. Former de Blasio legal counsel and mayoral adviser Maya Wiley is expected to formally kick off her candidacy for mayor lat...

 2020-10-04 16:44 

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De Blasio wants NYC to shut down COVID-19 hot spots starting Wednesday...

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday he wants the state to help shut down nine COVID-19 hot-spot neighborhoods in Brooklyn and Queens starting Wednesday....

 2020-10-02 20:40 

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De Blasio announces four more car-free streets for outdoor dining...

Four more streets will go car-free for open-air dining this weekend, bringing the citywide total to 89, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday. The new additions include a block each of Willis Avenue in the Bronx, Amsterdam Avenue on the Upper West Side and Wav...

 2020-10-02 17:02 

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De Blasio says NYPD was 'wrong' for crackdown on Mott Haven protest in June...

Mayor Bill de Blasio said Friday that the NYPD was wrong for arresting legal observers during June's Mott Haven protests over George Floyd's death — but stopped short of criticizing the curfew crackdown at the time. "With all due respect...

 2020-10-01 21:57 

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De Blasio's contract to house homeless in hotels amid COVID-19 hits $299 million...

The price tag for Mayor Bill de Blasio's program to move homeless New Yorkers from barracks-like shelters to hotels to stop COVID-19 outbreaks now stands at $299 million, documents filed with the city comptroller show. The initial program cost $78 mil...

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