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Mayor Adams embraces Bloomberg and de Blasio, a rarity in NYC politics

Unlike bygone eras, Adams has a good relationship with two men who had the job previously: Bill de Blasio and Michael Bloomberg. All copyrights for this article are reserved to New York Daily News

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In final City Hall press conference, NYC Mayor de Blasio continues tease for governor run

When asked about his political future — whether he’ll run for governor or lieutenant governor of state comptroller — Hizzoner continued to offer the same vague answers he’s been giving for months, while noting that he plans to tour the state in the coming weeks. Read more here New York Daily News

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NYC sees most traffic deaths since de Blasio took office as Vision Zero falters; streets still safer than under Bloomberg

At least 266 pedestrians, cyclists and motorists have been killed on city streets this year, the highest of any year since 2013, when 299 people died in vehicle crashes in the final year of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. Read more here New York Daily News

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De Blasio promised to fix NYC’s ‘Tale of Two Cities’ — but critics say he failed when it came to housing and the homeless

Just months before, while campaigning to take the reins from former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, de Blasio vowed that he’d end the Big Apple’s “Tale of Two Cities.” And housing — perhaps more than anything else — exemplified the stark divide between rich and poor that de Blasio said he’d bridge. He tried, and sometimes, he […]

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De Blasio vows NYC will ramp up testing capabilities as omicron arrives ‘full force’

“It is clear that the omicron variant is here in New York City in full force,” de Blasio said in a socially distanced, outdoor news conference in Prospect Park. “We need to stop this variant.” Read more here New York Daily News

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De Blasio admin blames ‘paper supply shortage’ for not sending correct health plan info to NYC retirees

The city’s lawyers made the curious argument in a filing ahead of a Wednesday hearing in Manhattan Supreme Court, writing it would be too “costly and time-consuming” to resend guides about a controversial new Medicare plan that the city wants to foist upon the retirees. Read more here New York Daily News

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NYC Mayor de Blasio urges Gov. Hochul to mandate COVID vaccine for MTA workers: ‘It’s time to do it’

Speaking during his daily morning briefing, de Blasio said his administration has shown that “mandates work,” with 94% of the city’s municipal workforce recorded as being at least partially vaccinated. Read more here New York Daily News

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NYC New Year’s Eve revelers must be fully vaccinated to attend ‘amazing’ Times Square bash: de Blasio

The Times Square ball drop will return at “full strength” this year, with the city allowing hundreds of thousands of revelers to attend as long as they can show proof that they’re fully vaccinated against COVID-19, Mayor de Blasio announced Tuesday. Read more here New York Daily News

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De Blasio defends decision to disband NYPD gun unit, but praises NYC Mayor-elect Eric Adams, who wants to bring it back

With less than two months left in his final term at City Hall, New York City’s current mayor said he stands by his police commissioner’s decision to disband the NYPD’s controversial anti-crime unit — even as his successor and political ally Mayor-elect Eric Adams has doubled down on plans to bring the unit back in […]

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Mayor de Blasio says his successor must create storm roster of NYC basement apartments: ‘It’s a big undertaking’

Without mentioning him by name, de Blasio said he’s certain Eric Adams, the Democratic nominee for mayor, will pick up where he leaves off. Read more here New York Daily News