Wonder or Blunder?

Why travel to Egypt to marvel at the Great Pyramids or travel to Greece to admire the Colossus of Rhodes when you can simply swipe your MetroCard? According to Mayor Bill de Blasio, there’s a new world wonder in town. Last week, at an event honoring transit heroes, de Blasio praised the City’s transit agency, […]

Mayor Announces Vision Zero Initiative

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer When it comes to traffic fatalities in the City, there is only one number that Mayor Bill de Blasio wants to see: zero. On Jan. 15, de Blasio outlined his plan for the Vision Zero Initiative, a strategy with a goal of reducing traffic fatalities in the City to zero […]

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

Bill de Blasio Sworn In As Mayor

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer New York City has a new mayor. Mayor Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the City’s 109th mayor at midnight on New Year’s Day in his Brooklyn home. This brief swearing-in led to a formal inauguration at noon on the steps of City Hall on Jan. 1. During the […]

Snowstorm Mayor’s First Challenge

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Mayor Bill de Blasio got a stern test of managing the City on his third day after a strong snowstorm hit New York City last week. The storm, called snowstorm Hercules, brought about 10 inches to the City, bringing Gotham to almost a standstill, as schools and many businesses closed […]

A Time For Education

To The Editor: Which is the biggest number: the total count of stars in the solar system, the sum of grains of sand on all Atlantic beaches, the dollar deficit of the U.S. economy, or the tally of useless re-organizations of the City’s school system since the mayor seized it a dozen years ago? If […]

Bill de Blasio Names Schools Chancellor

BY JOE MARVILLI Staff Writer On Monday, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced his pick to lead the City school system. As 2013 came to a close, de Blasio appointed Carmen Fariña, a lifelong veteran educator, to become the City’s new Schools Chancellor, a position that puts her in charge of the largest school system in […]

Katz, De Blasio Post Overwhelming Victories

BY LUIS GRONDA Staff Writer Melinda Katz will be the 19th Borough President of Queens. The former councilwoman won the seat in a landslide victory on Tuesday night, dominating her two opponents with just over 80 percent of the vote. Republican candidate Tony Arcabascio came in a distant second, getting 17 percent overall. It was […]

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Candidates Discuss Mayoral Race

Bill de Blasio Sits Down with Tribune Staff BY NATALIA KOZIKOWSKA Staff Writer Last Friday, Democratic Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio met with the Queens Tribune staff to discuss his platforms and ideas for the City, highlighting the many ways his administration would differ from Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration. De Blasio, New York City’s Public […]