Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio is the 109th mayor of New York City. He was born on May 8, 1961, in Manhattan, and received a bachelor’s degree from NYU and a master’s degree from Columbia University. De Blasio took office on January 1, 2014. Prior to serving as mayor, he was a Public Advocate and member of the New York City Council from the 39th District.

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How has Bill de Blasio impacted New York's real estate market?
The City is the biggest landowner in New York, so de Blasio's leadership and politics can influence real estate markets. Mayor de Blasio's plans to increase affordable housing units have caused controversy in New York, with some claiming it supports gentrification. Throughout his mayorship he has dealt with issues surrounding NYCHA. He supported the effort to renew the 421-a tax abatement program, which offers developers a tax break when they include affordable housing units in their projects.
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Mayor Bill de Blasio delivered the message this week ahead of a formal plan to combat social gathering in the city. (Credit: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images and Cindy Ord/Getty Images)

New York City to enforce social distancing at parks, playgrounds

Parents taking their children to the playground during the pandemic have been put on notice: keep your children away...

New York City to enforce social distancing at parks, playgrounds
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by William Farrington-Pool/Getty Images)

Mayor questions allowing condo construction during pandemic

Mayor Bill de Blasio indicated Sunday that not all construction might be “essential” after all. During a press conference,...

Mayor questions allowing condo construction during pandemic
Gov. Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Bruce Bennett/Getty Images, iStock)

Governor gives NYC 24 hours to make crowd-reduction plan

Governor Andrew Cuomo has given New York City officials 24 hours to prepare a plan addressing risky outdoor activity...

Governor gives NYC 24 hours to make crowd-reduction plan
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Photo by William Farrington-Pool/Getty Images)

De Blasio says he will pursue rent moratorium

Mayor Bill de Blasio threw his support behind a rent moratorium Friday in light of the coronavirus pandemic and...

De Blasio says he will pursue rent moratorium
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De Blasio considering shelter-in-place order

Mayor Bill de Blasio is considering an order that would require the city’s 8.6 million residents to stay in...

De Blasio considering shelter-in-place order
Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks at a press conference about COVID-19 (Credit: Michael Brochstein / Echoes Wre/Barcroft Media via Getty Images)

NYC restaurants, bars, schools closed to prevent virus spread

Restaurants, bars and schools in New York City will shut down, marking the latest aggressive moves to slow the...

NYC restaurants, bars, schools closed to prevent virus spread
During de Blasio’s state of the city address last month, the mayor proposed a vacancy tax once again, in a bid to tackle the city’s 12,000 empty storefronts. (Credit: Getty Images, iStock)

San Francisco passed a tax on vacant storefronts. What does that mean for NYC?

Voters in San Francisco recently approved a measure that has been floated before in New York — a tax...

San Francisco passed a tax on vacant storefronts. What does that mean for NYC?
Blackstone's Jonathan Gray and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty  Images)

City sides with tenants at Stuy Town in case against Blackstone

New York City is siding with Stuyvesant Town tenants in their challenge against their landlord, Blackstone, while industry pros...

City sides with tenants at Stuy Town in case against Blackstone
Mayor Bill de Blasio in a basement apartment (Credit: Gage Skidmore via Flickr, iStock; Illustration by The Real Deal)

Challenges threaten de Blasio plan to legalize basement units

Across the city, tens of thousands of people live in illegal basement apartments. The de Blasio administration aims to...

Challenges threaten de Blasio plan to legalize basement units
Governor Andrew Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Credit: Getty Images)

Cuomo expects NYC to take lead on property tax reform

Despite Mayor Bill de Blasio’s latest push to do something about the city’s convoluted property tax system, state lawmakers...

Cuomo expects NYC to take lead on property tax reform
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