Mayor De Blasio

'City's First Readers' Program, Universal Pre-K Aim to Counter Youth Literacy Crisis

standard ‘City’s First Readers’ Program, Universal Pre-K Aim to Counter Youth Literacy Crisis

A literacy program focused on young readers and significant enrollment in universal pre-K are some new initiatives focusing on the city’s youth literacy crisis and the need for early childhood education, political leaders and concerned advocates announced in a series of events Wednesday. Alarmingly, some […]

'Made in NY' Awards Celebrates Record Local Film Production, With a Few Hiccups

standard ‘Made in NY’ Awards Celebrates Record Local Film Production, With a Few Hiccups

A former Williamsburgh Savings Bank served as an opulent if raucous home for the ‘Made in NY’ Awards Monday evening. The event celebrated local filmmakers, actors, and industry supporters who have been part of the record level of local production within the five boroughs in recent years. […]

Mayor Bill de Blasio and DC37 Announce Tentative Contract Agreement on Wednesday, July 2, 2014. Credit: Ed Reed for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

standard Mayor on a Roll: Arts in Education, Sandy Waiver, Union Contract, 2,000th Restaurant Opening

Increased funding for arts education for schoolchildren. A waiver for homeowners rebuilding after Hurricane Sandy. The securing of an important union contract. And the 2,000th restaurant opening with the help of the Department of Small Business Services. In the run up to the 4th of July […]