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De Blasio's top deputy grapples with administration management issues

politico.com — In a press conference he held a month before taking office, Bill de Blasio vowed to "reconceptualize how we approach the role of deputy mayors and the core of our administration." Thus a man who had never managed more than a few dozen people as public advocate set out to reinvent a government that employs more than 320,000.

In ongoing housing spat, councilman says de Blasio ‘can’t disrespect me’

politico.com — Five days after Mayor Bill de Blasio said he would have a 'polite but firm' conversation with a councilman opposing a de Blasio-backed affordable housing development in his district, the councilman said the mayor has yet to call him, and he has no idea why the mayor decided to 'go there.'

Officials describe JFK bedlam as an experience 'we can actually learn from'

politico.com — After false reports of gunfire prompted stampedes at John F. Kennedy International Airport on Sunday night, city and state officials described the unprecedented chaos as a learning experience, while New York police commissioner Bill Bratton said it resembled the "fog of war."

Port and New York State consider subsidizing News Corp. lease

politico.com — New York State and the Port Authority are considering giving two companies effectively controlled by the Murdoch family tens of millions of dollars in subsidies, in an effort to kick start construction of 2 World Trade Center.

Cuomo raising campaign cash again

politico.com — With re-election still recent and budget season nearly past, Governor Andrew Cuomo is raising campaign money again. The governor's fund-raiser, Jennifer Bayer, sent out an email invitation earlier this month to high-level donors inviting them to an event April 7 in Manhattan, one that will feature "dinner & conversation with New York State Governor Andrew M.

Design competition for new Port Authority bus terminal at an impasse

politico.com — Absent a miraculous change of heart on the part of New York officials, the Port Authority's design competition for a new bus terminal on Manhattan's West Side for New Jersey commuters has reached a mortal impasse. New Jersey officials can protest, but the leverage in the battle between New Jersey and a coterie of terminal-skeptical New York officials resides in Manhattan.

Upset over lack of input, West Side electeds spurn Port Authority Bus Terminal meeting

politico.com — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was forced to cancel a Wednesday afternoon meeting about replacing its aging bus terminal, after the elected officials invited to attend that meeting declined to appear. Doing so, they wrote in a sharply worded letter released shortly before the meeting was to take place, would only "give an aura of legitimacy" to a "prejudicial process."

As homeless shelters remain crowded, key posts in de Blasio overhaul still unfilled

politico.com — Four months after Mayor Bill de Blasio promised a dramatic overhaul of the city's response to its ongoing homelessness crisis, he has yet to fill two positions considered integral to the effort. In a striking admission of the severity of problem, de Blasio in April a nnounced a major reorganization of city government.

Upset over lack of input, West Side electeds spurn Port Authority Bus Terminal meeting

politico.com — The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey was forced to cancel a Wednesday afternoon meeting about replacing the its aging bus tTerminal, after the elected officials invited to attend that meeting declined to appear.

Airbnb: New York State leaving $90M on the table by not taxing users

politico.com — New York State is forgoing $90 million a year in revenue because it won't tax Airbnb users the same way it does hotels, according to an analysis by the home-rental platform, which continues to try to ingratiate itself with state politicians.
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