The Boogie Down
The Bronx Democratic Party backed Bill de Blasio for mayor yesterday, hoping their seal of approval would carry Mr. de Blasio further than the last Bill they endorsed–vanquished contender Bill Thompson–who conceded the race on Monday.
Client No. Nope
Huddled in the shade on the steps outside of City Hall today, an Avengers-esque group of Latino leaders gathered to claim their allegiances to city comptroller candidate Scott Stringer, and, more importantly, level an onslaught of verbal assaults against the other guy, former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. began the proceedings.
Two borough presidents–the Bronx’s Ruben Diaz Jr. and Manhattan’s Scott Stringer–were among the first to issue statements responding to the replacement of schools chancellor Cathie Black.
“During her time as chancellor, Cathie Black and I had a good working relationship, and I wish her well,” Diaz said in his statement.
“I have known Dennis Walcott Read More
Celeste Katz has some Read More
When It's Not Your Money
A “living wage” bill is being introduced in the City Council today, led by a set of Bronx elected officials, and the legislation itself is now up on the Council’s Web site.
The bill, dubbed the Fair Wages for New Yorkers Act, would force most every development receiving city subsidies of at least $100,000 Read More
On the first day of his third term, Michael Bloomberg traveled the city doing volunteer work. In Long Island City, he told reporters, “You think it’s a busy day. This is a normal mayor’s day, actually.” Read More
ALBANY—Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. is urging council members from the borough to vote against a proposal to redevelop the Kingsbridge Armory because the developer has not committed to a “living wage” provision for workers in the complex.
“From the first day I got involved in the issue of the redevelopment of the Read More
The new Board of Education that Michael Bloomberg assembled may be his own worst enemy in restoring mayoral control of the city's schools, critics of mayoral control hope.
A few minutes after Bloomberg introduced the new group as "temporary" and a "band-aid" yesterday, I asked Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., as Read More
At a press conference in City Hall this afternoon, Michael Bloomberg said the seven-member panel formed in response to sunset of mayoral control of schools was “temporary” and that he was confident the legislation would be reauthorized by the start of the next school year in September.
But one member of that new seven-member board Read More