Latest Bill de Blasio News

Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg gives his thumbs-up after speaking during a campaign event at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery in Richmond, Va., Saturday, Feb. 15, 2020. (James H. Wallace/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP)

Bloomberg takes veiled swipe at rival's aggressive loyalists

Feb. 17, 2020 11:11 AM EST

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — With the Nevada caucuses less than a week away, Democratic presidential candidates campaigning were fixated on a rival who wasn't contesting the state. Bernie Sanders, Joe Biden, Amy Klobuchar, Elizabeth Warren and Pete Buttigieg all went after billionaire Mike Bloomberg and made...

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at the ​U.S. Conference of Mayors' Winter Meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

De Blasio endorses former 2020 rival Sanders for president

Feb. 14, 2020 7:08 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is endorsing Bernie Sanders for president, a move that puts de Blasio in a position to become a leading voice in opposition to Sanders' newest rival, Mike Bloomberg, his predecessor in leading the nation's largest city. De Blasio, an unabashed liberal who...

Geoconda Arguello-Kline, right, Secretary-Treasurer of the Culinary Union, speaks at a news conference to announce the union's decision to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses and not endorse a candidate, Thursday, Feb. 13, 2020, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Nevada's Culinary Union will not endorse in Democratic race

Feb. 13, 2020 10:34 PM EST

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Culinary Union, the most influential union in Nevada politics, has decided to stay out of the state's Democratic presidential caucuses, denying candidates who aggressively courted the group from getting a major leg up in the upcoming contest. The casino workers’ Culinary Union,...

Patrolmen's Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, left, speaks with the media at the Bronx Criminal Court after NYPD Lt. Jose Gautreaux, who was shot in the arm by a gunman who opened fire in a police precinct in the Bronx, was released from Lincoln Hospital, Monday, Feb. 10, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Police ambush suspect arraigned on attempted murder charges

Feb. 10, 2020 5:20 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A man accused of ambushing New York City police officers in a patrol van and then at a precinct was arraigned Monday on attempted murder and other charges. The shootings have led to recriminations from police officials and union leaders who criticized recent demonstrations as creating an...

In this image taken from video provided by the New York Police Department a man, who the NYPD is seeking the public's assistance in identifying in connection to a police involved shooting, walks down a street on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020, in New York. Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. (New York Police Department via AP)

Gunman ambushes NYC police twice in 12 hours, spawns outrage

Feb. 9, 2020 8:56 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A gunman was arrested after he ambushed police officers in the Bronx twice in 12 hours, authorities said, wounding two in attacks that brought outrage from officials who blamed the violence on an atmosphere of anti-police rhetoric. Robert Williams, 45, of the Bronx, was captured after he...

This photo provided by the New York Police Department shows a police van with a bullet hole above the door handle after a shooting in the Bronx borough of New York on Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. A New York City police officer was wounded by gunfire in the Bronx on Saturday night in what Commissioner Dermot Shea called

NYPD: Officer shot, wounded in 'assassination attempt'

Feb. 9, 2020 1:18 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Two New York City police officers narrowly escaped with their lives when a gunman fired into their patrol van Saturday night, wounding one of them in an attack officials called an attempted assassination. The ambush, which Police Commissioner Dermot Shea said “should outrage all New...

Dad charged in infant's death investigated 4 previous times

Feb. 7, 2020 3:49 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York officials are questioning if a break in the child welfare system allowed warning sings to go unnoticed in the case of a man now charged in the death of his 6-week old son. Authorities had investigated Teshawn Watkins, 27, four times over allegations of child abuse in the family...

Authorities: Man shot in face during immigration operation

Feb. 6, 2020 6:53 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal authorities are investigating the shooting of a man in Brooklyn that involved a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer, a case that is inflaming passions around New York City's sanctuary policies. The shooting happened around 8:15 a.m. Thursday in the Bensonhurst...

FILE - In this June 11, 2014 file photo, Shaun Donovan, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington before the Senate Budget Committee confirmation hearing to become the Director of the Office of Management and Budget. The former Obama administration cabinet member has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Former HUD head Shaun Donovan files for NYC mayor's race

Feb. 4, 2020 4:31 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Former Obama housing secretary Shaun Donovan has filed papers to run for mayor of New York City in 2021. Donovan, 54, registered a campaign Monday to succeed Mayor Bill de Blasio, who by law cannot run for a third term. Donovan, a native New Yorker, served as federal secretary of Housing...

NYC says it built, preserved 26K affordable homes last year

Feb. 3, 2020 9:33 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City paid to preserve or build nearly 26,000 affordable homes last year, breaking a record for new-built dwellings, officials said Monday. The overall total dropped from 34,000 in 2018 but tops any other year, according to city statistics. The 2019 figure includes nearly 10,200...