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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“On the verge of a tragedy:” The stark numbers of a pandemic-hit NYC

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“On the verge of a tragedy:” The stark numbers of a pandemic-hit NYC
City Council member Brad Lander and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty; iStock)

Rezoning Gowanus, de Blasio’s shot at redemption, is no sure thing

Local opponents can’t stop the city’s next big rezoning — but Mayor Bill de Blasio could. This time, Gowanus...

Rezoning Gowanus, de Blasio’s shot at redemption, is no sure thing
Corey Johnson, Andrew Rigie and Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

Commercial tenant protections get extension from de Blasio

“Today is about justice for hard-working New Yorkers,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said at a bill-signing ceremony Monday. Commercial...

Commercial tenant protections get extension from de Blasio
A photo illustration of Mayor Bill de Blasio at a restaurant (Getty)

NYC’s outdoor dining program will become permanent

UPDATED, Sept. 25 2020, 1:21 p.m.: After months of waffling on whether to continue the city’s popular Open Restaurants...

NYC’s outdoor dining program will become permanent
Mayor Bill de Blasio (Getty)

Business owners request Open Restaurant plan for retail

Businesses are asking Mayor Bill de Blasio for small retailers to get sidewalk rights like restaurants have. The New...

Business owners request Open Restaurant plan for retail
NYC Hospitality Alliance’s Andrew Rigie and Mayor de Blasio (Hospitality Alliance; Getty; iStock)

City can’t afford to bail out restaurants: de Blasio

New York City restaurants in need of a savior can strike one candidate off the list: the city itself....

City can’t afford to bail out restaurants: de Blasio
Council members Antonio Reynoso and Keith Powers (Twitter, NY City Council, Getty)

City Council proposes bill to expand outdoor dining permanently

Curbside cuisine may become a permanent fixture in New York City’s streets. A new bill introduced in the City...

City Council proposes bill to expand outdoor dining permanently
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, President Donald Trump, and New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (Credit: Yana Paskova/Getty Images, Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images, and Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Trump threatens to yank $7B from “anarchist” NYC

Broadway may be closed, but political theater is alive and well in New York — and Washington. The Trump...

Trump threatens to yank $7B from “anarchist” NYC
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City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths

The city reported a nearly 19 percent decrease in construction-related injuries in the last fiscal year, a drop the...

City reports decline in construction-related injuries, deaths
Bill de Blasio and Andrew Cuomo, with (from left) Steven Roth, Jeff Blau, Rob Speyer, Douglas Durst, Ziel Feldman and Steven Schwarzman (Getty)

Real estate execs to city, state: Let us help with recovery efforts

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s mailboxes may be getting full. The Partnership for New York City...

Real estate execs to city, state: Let us help with recovery efforts
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