New York City mayor announces more furloughs to counter budget shortfall

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: New York City Mayor de Blasio speaks at news conference (Reuters) – Over 9,000 New York City employees will be furloughed for five days between October and March to save about $21 million as the city battles a severe budget shortfall from the coronavirus pandemic, Mayor Bill de Blasio said on […]

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Giuliani blasts de Blasio as ‘danger’ to NYC residents: ‘People die as a result of his incompetence’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is killing people with his incompetence, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani told FOX Business Network’s “Mornings with Maria” Tuesday. “The man is, without doubt, a terrible mayor. He’s a danger,” Giuliani told host Maria Bartiromo. “People die as a result of his incompetence.” Giuliani, now President Trump’s personal attorney, pointed […]

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NYC mayor ‘very confident’ in new school reopening timeline

Mayor Bill de Blasio is confident that New York City will meet a revised timeline to bring public school students back to classrooms within the next two weeks, following closures because of the coronavirus pandemic, he said Friday. “I feel very confident about that date,” de Blasio said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” De Blasio on […]

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De Blasio to Furlough City Hall Workers, Including Himself

new video loaded: De Blasio to Furlough City Hall Workers, Including Himself transcript Back bars 0:00/1:09 –1:09 transcript De Blasio to Furlough City Hall Workers, Including Himself Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York said 495 City Hall employees would have to take one-week furloughs between October and March because of a revenue shortfall caused […]

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De Blasio: Entire NYC mayor’s office, including mayor himself, to be furloughed for a week in budget crisis

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that to help fight the city’s multibillion-dollar budget crisis, his entire office — including the mayor himself — will be furloughed for a week beginning in October. De Blasio, wife Chirlane McCray and 493 others will take unpaid furlough at some point between October and March 2021, which is expected to save $860,000, according […]

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Business leaders seek NYC aid from Trump, bypass de Blasio and Cuomo

Mayor Bill de Blasio didn’t get it done. Neither did Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Now, New York’s leading business groups are asking President Donald Trump to back funding for transit agencies and city and state budgets as part of the stalled talks over the next coronavirus aid package. The letter comes as local leaders warn of […]

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Trump slams Bill de Blasio for telling New Yorkers to enjoy ‘beautiful’ day in NYC

President Trump mocked New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio  on Twitter Sunday for telling city residents to enjoy the day amid heightened crime. “But people don’t want to get mugged, beaten up, or killed. Let New York’s Finest (who proudly endorsed me!) do their job. Rehire crime squad and fired police. They will bring safety back to […]

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Ex-New York Gov. Pataki rips de Blasio on coronavirus response, governance: ‘The mayor is a catastrophe’

Republicans and Democrats agree that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been a disaster in his response to the coronavirus pandemic and beyond, former New York Gov. George Pataki told “Your World with Neil Cavuto.” “The mayor is a catastrophe,” he said. “And I think you have bipartisan agreement, even in this era […]

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NYC Mayor de Blasio responds to Trump defunding threat: ‘We will see you in court’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio told President Trump “we will see you in court” on Thursday after the president threatened the federal funding for Seattle, Portland, New York City and Washington, D.C. as part of an effort to target “anarchist jurisdictions” that he claims have “permitted violence and the destruction of property” during recent protests. “I want […]

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‘You Failed Us’: De Blasio Blasts Trump’s Threat to Cut Federal Funding

new video loaded: ‘You Failed Us’: De Blasio Blasts Trump’s Threat to Cut Federal Funding transcript Back bars 0:00/1:12 –1:12 transcript ‘You Failed Us’: De Blasio Blasts Trump’s Threat to Cut Federal Funding Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York rebuked President Trump over his direction to cut funding from Democratic cities during the coronavirus […]

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Rep. Max Rose says de Blasio is ‘actively trying to kill’ NYC restaurants

Rep. Max Rose blasted New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio for “actively trying to kill” off New York City restaurants with his coronavirus response and predicted a majority of eateries could be out of business if change doesn’t come soon. Rose, a Democrat who represents Staten Island and parts of Brooklyn, took aim at the […]

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Giuliani slams ‘corrupt’ de Blasio for rising crime in NYC: ‘Pro-criminal, anti-police’ policies

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is taking the Big Apple back to when it had high levels of crime 30 years ago with “pro-criminal, anti-police” policies, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told “Fox & Friends” Thursday. Giuliani’s comments come amid reports that shootings and violent crimes have spiked amid the already […]

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Bill de Blasio attempts to defend his wife’s $1.1M salary for staff

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio attempted to defend first lady Chirlane McCray against backlash on Wednesday after it was discovered she had private staff that’s getting paid millions in taxpayer money. McCray, who is reportedly looking to run for Brooklyn borough president, has a staff of 14 people, sources told The CIty. McCray’s office provided […]

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Trump sends warning to NYC’s de Blasio after another bloody weekend

President Trump warned New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio Sunday night that the federal government would act if his office fails to get a grip on the ongoing increase of violent crime in the city. “Law and Order,” Trump tweeted. “If @NYCMayor can’t do it, we will!” TRUMP BLASTS HARRIS A ‘WORST IN SENATE’ […]

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Bernie Kerik blasts NYC Mayor de Blasio: People are moving out ‘because they’re scared to death’

New York City Bill de Blasio is to blame for the city’s rising crime and exodus, former police commissioner Bernard Kerik said Thursday night on “The Ingraham Angle.” “You have a radical left-wing mayor that is supporting the Black Lives Matter and supporting Antifa, told his police department to take a light touch in dealing […]

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Democrat Rep. Max Rose dubs de Blasio ‘worst mayor’ in US history: ‘It is an utter disgrace’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor “in the history of this great country,” Rep. Max Rose, D-N.Y., told Fox News’ “America’s Newsroom” Friday. Rose, who represents Staten Island and parts of southern Brooklyn in Congress, took specific issue with the city’s guidelines to reopen schools this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic. “They have not put […]

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De Blasio announces NYC coronavirus checkpoints to make sure people adhering to quarantine rules

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday that the New York City Sheriff’s Office will be overseeing coronavirus checkpoints to remind visitors to quarantine if they’re coming from states hit hardest by the virus. NYC HEALTH COMMISSIONER RESIGNS “Starting today, we’re going to do something new in New York City,” De Blasio said […]

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NYC mayor says first responders’, health care workers’ jobs at risk under Senate GOP stimulus plan

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio slammed Senate Republicans’ new coronavirus stimulus plan on Tuesday, telling reporters the proposal is “a non-starter” and, if not bolstered, would put certain frontline workers at risk of losing their jobs. De Blasio, a Democrat, opened Tuesday’s daily press conference with his thoughts about the plan, addressing Senate Majority Leader […]

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De Blasio threatens to take Trump administration to court if federal officials come to New York City

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Wednesday threatened to take the Trump administration to court should they send federal officers to the city amid violence and unrest in recent weeks. De Blasio, during a press conference Wednesday, said that the federal government seems “fixated” on intervention in the city when city officials do not want the […]

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NYC mayor shown holding severed head of Lady Liberty in mocking banner

Some New Yorkers’ frustration with Mayor Bill de Blasio appeared to reach a boiling point Tuesday – with a banner of the mayor unfurled over the Staten Island Expressway. The banner showed the Democrat wearing a T-shirt of the late Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara and holding the severed head of Lady Liberty. “It’s what he’s […]

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De Blasio downplays connection between spike in coronavirus cases in young New Yorkers and protests

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said there are a number of factors contributing to the increase in positive coronavirus cases in young adults, while downplaying any possible connection to recent protests in the city. De Blasio was asked during a press briefing Wednesday whether he felt the protests across the city in response […]

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NYC sees uptick in coronavirus cases in young adults, de Blasio calls it ‘a problem’

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio on Monday said the city is seeing a surge in positive cases of coronavirus in individuals between the ages of 20 and 29, calling it a “problem” that needs to be addressed. De Blasio, during a press conference on Monday, said the city – which was an early epicenter […]

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New York City public schools to open on ‘blended, split-schedule’ model, with part-time remote learning, part-time classroom

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said public schools will not fully reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic, and that students will instead learn on a “blended” schedule and be limited to a maximum of three days in the classroom, while engaging in remote learning for the remainder of the week. “This is the […]

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De Blasio plans to reopen NYC child care centers as early as next week after coronavirus closings

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday that he plans to reopen 3,000 child care centers in the city as early as next week. During a press briefing on Tuesday, de Blasio said that the city’s Board of Health would reconsider plans to open up child care centers, saying that their closures have […]

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