Take it away, Charles Barron [and note the praise for "Lou" Fidler!]:
The City of New York
COUNCIL MEMBER, 42nd DISTRICT
718 PENNSYLVANIA AVE * BROOKLYN NY 11207 * 718-649-9495
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 1, 2011
Open Letter to Public Advocate Bill De Blasio
I am writing to express Read More
Wal-Mart is already preparing a massive media onslaught in order to convince New Yorkers to convince their elected officials that the big box store should open in NYC. They have even developed a website–called, appropriately WalmartNYC.com–devoted to the benefits that the store would bring to the five boroughs, among them that it would Read More
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has managed to secure a promise from JP Morgan Chase saying that the company will not spend any money to directly influence political campaigns. Politico broke the news this morning.
The pledge is part of a larger campaign to receive such public assurances from large companies in the Read More
Ever wondered if your landlord is a slumlord?
Now you can know.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (profiled by The Observer in June), has created a Web site at www.pubadvocate.nyc.gov/landlord-watchlist — to be launched at some point today — that allows visitors to search a database of slumlords. According to the Daily Read More
Bill De Blasio, the city’s second-highest elected official, has decided to willingly go without his security detail, The Politicker has learned.
De Blasio was elected public advocate last year. He is next in line to the mayoralty.
Details of De Blasio’s decision to go without security remain sketchy. Neither his office nor the New York Read More
In a move hailed by New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Goldman Sachs has pledged not to spend any money on political advertising, The Times reported this morning.
Following weeks of discussion, Mr. de Blasio helped usher in the promise, which is meant to limit the behemoth’s influence following the Supreme Court’s Read More
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio thinks the city’s latest solution to homelessness might only make things worse.
The New York Times today painted a pretty grim picture of the city’s struggles with rent subsidies and vouchers, and the public advocate’s office told The Observer says the city’s newest approach may be Read More
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio seems to be building his cache of political allies.
On Tuesday, Mr. de Blasio endorsed Adriano Espaillait for state senator, a longtime assemblyman vying for the open seat against Mark Levine, a community activist and darling to the stars.
Mr. Blasio, who is widely expected to Read More
The health of both our city’s economy and residents is at risk. Right now our state is paralyzed by a gaping $9 billion budget gap that threatens to disrupt vital city services. And right now obesity and diabetes rates have reached epidemic levels across New York, especially among our children. We can make real progress Read More
Much as the New York Post editorial board may protest, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio (profiled in the Observer earlier this month) has moved ahead with his plan to foment grassroots organizing, today releasing Part I of his “Guide to Community Organizing.”
The guide, available in English, Spanish, Chinese, Russian, Korean, Arabic and Haitian Read More