Latest Bill de Blasio News

Bloomberg apologizes for ‘stop-and-frisk’ police practice

Nov. 18, 2019 1:18 AM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — Michael Bloomberg on Sunday apologized for his longstanding support of the controversial “stop-and-frisk” police strategy ahead of a potential Democratic presidential run, a practice that he embraced as New York’s mayor and continued to defend despite its...

NYC finalizing plans to move Wall Street Bull statue

Nov. 8, 2019 8:14 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City says it's finalizing plans to relocate Wall Street's famous "Charging Bull" statue. A spokeswoman for Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio tells The Wall Street Journal that the bull will be placed in a new location somewhere near the New York Stock Exchange. Jane Meyer says the...

Trump to kick off NYC Veterans Day Parade, offer tribute

Nov. 6, 2019 7:35 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will speak at the opening ceremony of the New York City Veterans Day Parade next week as he returns to a city he no longer calls home, organizers and the White House announced Wednesday. United War Veterans Council Chairman Douglas McGowan said Trump will offer a...

Big challenges await NYC's new police boss

Nov. 6, 2019 3:27 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Each month, Dermot Shea sits with other top New York City police officials and the mayor to brief reporters on the latest crime statistics. In front of them, often, is a big, blue sign featuring a variation on their underlying message: "Safest Big City in America." Appointed Monday to be...

NYPD commissioner's exit: 'Right time' after tense summer

Nov. 4, 2019 8:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City's police commissioner, who has found himself caught at times between loyalty to his officers and demands from the public and politicians for greater police accountability, announced Monday that he is retiring. James O'Neill said he will leave for a private sector job in...

The Latest: Outgoing, incoming NYC police chiefs speak

Nov. 4, 2019 2:41 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the resignation of New York City's police commissioner (all times local): 2:45 p.m. New York City's incoming police commissioner says he views his calling as a "sacred responsibility." Chief of Detectives Dermot Shea spoke at a press conference Monday alongside outgoing...

Trump may face fight over planned move from NYC to Florida

Nov. 1, 2019 11:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump a Florida man? Not so fast. Despite a stinging "good riddance" tweet from New York's governor, the president's home state may not let him go to Florida without a fight. Trump's plan to shift his permanent residence to Palm Beach will likely be heavily scrutinized by New York...

Mayors for Pete: Buttigieg hunts for support in city halls

Oct. 31, 2019 6:46 AM EDT

WEST SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As Pete Buttigieg works to prove the leader of a city of roughly 100,000 people is ready to assume the American presidency, he's relying on help from politicians who would know best: his fellow mayors. The South Bend, Indiana, mayor has amassed a network of roughly 60 "Mayors...

New York City lawmakers pass bill banning sale of foie gras

Oct. 30, 2019 9:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City lawmakers on Wednesday passed a bill that bans restaurants and grocery stores from selling foie gras, the fattened liver of a duck or goose considered a culinary delicacy for centuries. The bill, which is expected to be signed by Mayor Bill de Blasio, would forbid the sale of...

NYC mayor says Trump would be arrested if he shot someone

Oct. 24, 2019 7:39 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Yes, of course President Donald Trump would be arrested if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says. De Blasio, a Democrat, was asked about that hypothetical scenario Thursday, a day after Trump's lawyers told a federal appeals court a sitting president...