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On Monday, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio gave his first State of the City address at LaGuardia Community College in Queens.
part 2 of the 2013 year in review
thousands of New Yorkers are making their way to SoHo to the “Transition Tent” to participate in an opportunity to talk about the issues that matter most following the election of the new mayor, Bill de Blasio
On the inside of the National Action Network (NAN) headquarters last Saturday, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was effusive
As of press time, with 98 percent of precincts reporting, de Blasio led all Democratic nominees with 40.18 percent of the vote. Bill Thompson held second place with 26.11 percent of the vote and New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn rounded out the top three at 15.47 percent. But, who stands behind an elected official, in view of the cameras, during a speech is just as important as the speech itself in political circles.
With just days left before the primary, the polls are pointing in various directions as to who will win. However, what many experts simply call a “snapshot” in time is certainly swaying voters.
Outside of City Hall, mayoral candidate Bill De Blasio and concerned parents hosted a press conference on June 25 to condemn the loss of 30,000 after-school seats since 2008. This has happened under the budgets approved by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Speaker Christine Quinn, they declared.