Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio. White middle-aged man with short gray hair wearing dark suit, white shirt, and red tie on stage.

WATCH: NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio Is Heckled During Democratic Presidential Debate

Activists for Eric Garner, who was killed by police via an illegal chokehold, interrupted opening statements with chants of “Fire Pantaleo.”

Marsha P. Johnson. Illustration of a bust of the public art monument.

NYC to Honor Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera With Monuments

The sculptures are billed as the first public art monuments in the world to honor trans women.

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NYC 'Cultural Plan' Will Direct City Arts Funds to Diversifying Orgs

Mayor Bill de Blasio: ”We must use every tool we have to ensure that every resident, in every neighborhood, has the same access to cultural opportunities.”

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Gwen Carr, Constance Malcolm Criticize NYPD's Misconduct Deal With Tennis Vet James Blake

“It’s disappointing that after receiving preferential treatment from the city, James Blake appears to be giving cover to the de Blasio administration for its complete lack of police accountability and transparency instead of supporting the demands of our families and communities for an end to police abuses against us.”

Person walking in front of sign that reads, "You are now entering Rickers Island."

Criminal Justice Reform Advocates Respond to Plan to Close Rikers Island

“It’s not close Rikers while we allow law makers to make policy that continues to criminalize Brown and Black people.”

Demonstrators rally downtown before marching to Trump Tower while protesting the construction of the Dakota Access pipeline on February 4, 2017, in Chicago, Illinois.

Divestment Movement Against Dakota Access Continues With Investor Pulling $34.8M

A Norwegian firm withdrew funds from three companies that partially own the $3.78 billion pipeline project.

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5 Years After Ramarley Graham's Death, Supporters Still Demand Justice from NYPD

Hundreds of protesters called on Mayor Bill de Blasio to fire Richard Haste, the NYPD officer who fatally shot Graham in 2012.

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NYPD Officer Kills Deborah Danner, Mentally Ill Black Woman

Police Commissioner James O’Neill: “We failed.”

The South Street Seaport, an area of lower Manhattan that was severely flooded during Hurricane Sandy in 2012.

FEMA and NYC Revise Flood Maps With Climate Change and Affordability in Mind

The agency is taking preventative steps in New York, but it refused to do so after storms ravaged Louisiana.

Drawing of Eric Garner on white poster with black text, held by man in black t-shirt with white lettering

Cop Who Killed Eric Garner Has Received Several Raises

Daughter Erica Garner tweeted: “This seems like movies.”

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NYPD's Top Cop Resigns Following Massive Protest

William “Bill” Bratton implemented the NYPD’s controversial “broken windows” and CompStat policing policies.

Ramarley Graham's Family, Activists Demand Accountability With #23Days4Ramarley Campaign

The actions, which started with a protest at New York’s City Hall on April 12, are one part of an ongoing campaign to seek justice for Graham’s death at the hands of an NYPD officer. 

Hillary Clinton Deflects 'C.P. Time' Joke Criticism to de Blasio

Clinton: “He has addressed it, and I will really defer to him because it is something that he’s already talked about.”

WATCH: Bill de Blasio and Hillary Clinton Make a Joke About 'C.P. Time'

The New York City mayor and presidential candidate made the joke during the annual Inner Circle Dinner.

NYPD Pledges to Track and Report Every Time Officers Use Force

Inspector General report says NYPD falls down on tracking force, deescalating situations and disciplining officers who use excessive force.

New York City Mayor Says, #BlackLivesMatter

Meanwhile, tensions flare between the mayor and the police union

New York's New Municipal ID Draws Criticism

The card is intended to provide identification for marginalized people–but not everyone’s convinced it’ll be a good thing.

How the Most Ambitious Affordable Housing Plan in the Country Falls Short

Should New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s effort on affordable housing falter, it would be a setback not only for the city over which he presides but for all who share his progressive vision in the United States and around the world.

Central Park Five Settlement is Still in Limbo

During his campaign New York Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio said he’d settle the decade-old lawsuit. The question is when.

Bill 'CompStat' Bratton Is New York's Top Cop Again

Will Bill Bratton, the pioneer of ‘broken windows’ policing and CompStat, be able to repair the NYPD’s relationship with communities of color?