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But if we don't do it, who's going to do it, right? Cities and states around the country are now doing the kinds of things the national government should do. It's just that we can't depend on our national government anymore.feedback
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Jun 24 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Bill de Blasio is associated, including York City, Yorkers, and mosque. Most recently, Bill de Blasio has been quoted saying: “But if we don't do it, who's going to do it, right? Cities and states around the country are now doing the kinds of things the national government should do. It's just that we can't depend on our national government anymore.” in the article Conference: US mayors may shape national climate policy.
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Jun 16 2017 - Trump Presidency

Like many things in the Trump universe, we're dealing with things we've never seen before. Folks in that role historically have had substantial background in government or in housing.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Night-life ambassador is not the biggest job driver.feedback

Jun 15 2017

Private-sector folks do key off of government signals and government actions and government investments. We do not think that if private-sector dynamics were left to their own devices, we would get there in a highly competitive economic world.feedback

Jun 14 2017

The M.T.A. is run by the State of New York, not the City of New York. But we're going to do all we can to push the state to invest in the subway system.feedback

Jun 13 2017 - Climate change

This is a dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City. We have to understand that if climate change is not addressed, one of the greatest coastal cities on the earth will be increasingly threatened. It's very painful to reflect the fact that Donald Trump is from New York City. He should know better.feedback

Jun 13 2017

It's your city. You made it what it is; it's our job to protect that. It's not something that belongs to those who happen to be most advantaged. It belongs to the people who made it great.feedback

Jun 11 2017

I think it's good that he declined it because it was entirely distracting from the issue at hand, which is Puerto Rico. That's the only thing this parade should have been about.feedback

Jun 09 2017

It's a parade. It's not an actual thing – it's a parade.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I don't like that car, it's crowded, it's hot and the next one is air-conditioned, whatever. I think riders prefer the ability to move between cars.feedback

Jun 08 2017

For years and years and years, the F train was the way I got around. I can absolutely relate to what people must have gone through in that horrible incident.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I think it's what we believe are strong first steps. Any turning of the supertanker takes a certain number of steps, and this is what we think we can do to get started.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I'm trying to level with the people of this city.feedback

Jun 08 2017

I would love perfectly diverse and integrated schools. If I could achieve that with the stroke of a pen, I would do that right now. In my lifetime I've benefited from being in diverse schools. I wanted my children in diverse schools. I really get it.feedback

Jun 06 2017

We're not going to put forward a plan that says we're going to instantly wipe away 400 years of American history.feedback

Jun 06 2017

I have very strong views I've made clear. And the contracting process resides in the executive branch.feedback

Jun 06 2017

The city's prayers are with him and the doctors working to save his life.feedback

Jun 05 2017

You guys have asked me different questions.feedback

Jun 04 2017

It has been a bumpy road, but I look forward to the day when New Yorkers from across the city can come and enjoy this remarkable open space, and all the cultural and community programming it will offer.feedback

Jun 02 2017

Why don't we go straight to a ban?feedback

Jun 02 2017

Some of this is culture change and personal change. Everyone in their own light has to change their own habits to start protecting the earth.feedback

Jun 01 2017

The parade has always been about Puerto Rico and Puerto Ricans, not any one participant. Unfortunately, the parade and the plight of Puerto Rico have been overshadowed by needless controversy.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

It's a sad state of affairs when localities have to do what the federal government should be doing, but we are prepared to do that.feedback

Jun 01 2017 - Climate change

The president withdrawing from the Paris Agreement would be horribly destructive for the planet, the country, and this city. He should know that climate change is a dagger aimed straight at the heart of New York City.feedback

May 31 2017

The ban will be revisited only when the bank's rating is raised.feedback

May 30 2017

He wanted us all to be held accountable for what we did for everyday people. And that's something to really stop and reflect on.feedback

May 29 2017

I'm just so unconcerned compared to the issues that really matter.feedback

May 29 2017

Doc didn't get the accolade that day in 1986, that parade, he didn't get to stand here with teammates and Mayor Koch. We're going to fix that right now.feedback

May 23 2017

I believe this parade is a very, very important part of the life of our city. The parade committee made a choice this year on someone to honor. That does not change the basic nature of the parade. Whether you agree with that choice or not, it's still the Puerto Rican parade and my point is, I will be there to honor the Puerto Rican people. I intend on marching. It's as simple as that.feedback

May 22 2017

First we're hiring more, right now; second, we're talking about 10 years in the future. Third, you've seen our approach to labor relations: Once we hire people, we keep them.feedback

May 20 2017

And we're going to look at Times Square and see – obviously we'll look at some other key locations – if we have to do different things in our approach.feedback

May 19 2017

It appears to be intentional in the sense that he was troubled and lashing out. At the root of this from what we know so far is an untreated mental health issue likely going back decades. There were some kind of drugs in his system. We don't know the full analysis and whether the type of drugs in his system exacerbated his feelings in a negative way.feedback

May 19 2017

We're going to make decisions case-by-case, but we take this very seriously.feedback

May 19 2017

It's a tough day for New York City, but as usual, the people in New York City will stand firm and be resilient. Today's events at Times Square were nothing short of horrific.feedback

May 19 2017

If you like something happening in our subways or don't like it, you talk to the governor. He's in charge and he should just own up to it and take this responsibility seriously and put forward a plan.feedback

May 18 2017

We continue to go about our lives as New Yorkers. Now, thank God, based on what we know now, there is no indication that this was an act of terror.feedback

May 18 2017 - Women

We all feel deeply right now for those who are injured and for their families and [in] particular the family of the young woman who was lost. Our prayers are with her family and all those who are right now suffering because of this horrible incident.feedback

May 18 2017 - Terrorism

There is no indication that this was an act of terrorism.feedback

May 17 2017

The organization he was affiliated with did things I don't agree with, obviously, and they were illegal. All things considered, I understand why so many Puerto Ricans in this city respect that he fought for Puerto Rico, in their eyes. I don't agree with the way he did it. But he did serve his time.feedback

May 17 2017

Two presidents, two attorney generals gave him a pardon because he had renounced violence. I'm comfortable that he served his time, has made his statement clear, and let's move on.feedback

May 17 2017

If you take responsibility, it's yours. I'm responsible for the schools. I'm responsible for policing. I'm responsible for a lot of things. Hold me accountable. But these M.T.A. issues – it's not like they don't have money. They are making decisions with their money.feedback

May 17 2017

Even though there are problems in the subway system, I think they pale in comparison to the problems on our roads. Avoid driving whenever humanly possible. For our subways – look, there's work that has to be done. But they're still a hell of a lot more reliable than driving on the streets. I like taking the subway. I have throughout my life, so I'll keep doing that. I haven't seen the details. I think the M.T.A. needs to recognize that they've got to do something quick here. Now I will do my disclaimer upfront: The M.T.A. is run by the State of New York and the governor.feedback

May 15 2017 - Immigration

We're not allowing (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents in the building, because I think parents are so afraid right now, and are worried that an agent could literally come into a building and single out their child. We want them to know that can't happen under this policy.feedback

May 11 2017

I feel like when Bernie Sanders said in that debate, Enough with the damned emails.feedback

May 11 2017

He has my confidence, and I think he's done really good work for this city. It's one of the toughest of the toughest jobs in city government, and all people want to talk about is the God-forsaken cars.feedback

May 11 2017

I'll just say it real simple. Guys, I'll try it again. I think he's doing a fine job. I would like him to keep doing that job. He will make his own decisions.feedback

May 11 2017

I think we were all sold a bill of goods in the past – for generations – that there was a serious effort to create equity in our school system. There wasn't. Anyone who doesn't understand it's transformative isn't looking very hard. We cannot change the basic reality of housing in New York City. I think the trend is clear among the Renewal Schools that we've had improved attendance and improved outcomes. And this is in the toughest situations in our whole school system.feedback

May 11 2017

If you say, Are there some that we haven't seen what we wanted from, absolutely. And have we said from the outset some of them are not going to make it? Yep.feedback

May 10 2017

Playing host to the music industry's marquee awards show is a unique creative, artistic and economic boon to the rich cultural fabric of our city.feedback

May 08 2017

He was advised. He followed that guidance. That guidance was wrong.feedback

May 04 2017

The time for an end to horse carriages is now.feedback

May 02 2017 - Trump Presidency

That's good news for our city and the hardworking police officers faced with this unprecedented security challenge.feedback

May 01 2017 - Trump Presidency

We are getting what we are owed. That's good news for our city and the hardworking police officers faced with this unprecedented security challenge. We're not budgeting for something that's a federal responsibility.feedback

Apr 30 2017

We are gathered to complete a part of history, and I just want to check one thing – are there any New York Mets fans here?feedback

Apr 30 2017

I do not have contact with him anymore, because of the atmosphere we're in, and the ongoing investigations.feedback

Apr 28 2017

I don't begrudge someone if they need down time so long as they get the job done.feedback

Apr 28 2017

He was advised; he followed that guidance; that guidance was wrong.feedback

Apr 25 2017

The Hudson River Greenway has vastly improved quality of life on the West Side, and we want families in every corner in the borough to have that same access to bike, walk and play along the water. This is the first of many big investments we'll make as we bring the full Greenway to reality.feedback

Apr 24 2017

It was a fire that moved very, very quickly, and the loss was horrendous. This is the devastation of a family. There's a lot we need to know about what happened here.feedback

Apr 23 2017

Our job now is to get down to the bottom of what happened and do everything we can to make sure that no family ever suffers like this again.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Wall Street

Let's be blunt, the Charging Bull is a celebration of unfettered capitalism. You could say it is about the spirit of optimism, sure – that's what the artist was thinking, that's great. But it is a symbol of Wall Street. And Wall Street, to say the least, is a double-edge sword. We wouldn't move the Charging Bull statue if it offended someone. The Fearless Girl is staying put.feedback

Apr 20 2017 - Fearless Girl statue

Men who don't like women taking up space are exactly why we need the Fearless Girl.feedback

Apr 18 2017 - Trump Presidency

See, President Trump? It's not that hard. We won't bore you with the endless excuses our president has made. He'll just say this: No one forces any of us to run for public office, but those in public office must be transparent about our finances.feedback

Apr 13 2017 - Fearless Girl statue

Men who don't like women taking up space are exactly why we need the 'Fearless Girl.feedback

Apr 12 2017

She is inspiring everyone at a moment when we need inspiration.feedback

Apr 12 2017

That's not my plan. I'll sit with the council members and figure out what we can agree on as a path forward.feedback

Apr 11 2017

We got a coalition here. You may get the whole government to move.feedback

Apr 10 2017

Some of these policies are really working on Staten Island. You should show up in places where people agree with you and places where people disagree with you.feedback

Apr 05 2017

If you build it, they will come.feedback

Apr 04 2017 - Climate change

We are choosing to meet this challenge head-on, investing to make our neighborhoods more resilient and doing our part to reduce the pollution that drives climate change.feedback

Apr 01 2017

New York City will close the Rikers Island jail facility. It will take many years. It will take many tough decisions. But it will happen. The goal is to get our overall jail population down to 5,000 people. We believe that can be achieved in the next 10 years. The mass incarceration era did not begin in New York City but it's going to end here.feedback

Apr 01 2017

What's pertinent is that he was the victim of a racist attack.feedback

Apr 01 2017

There were news reports about this man that somehow dwelt on something that happened to him that happened to every single one of us in this room, which is, somewhere along the way, we made a mistake. So why, if he's a victim, an innocent victim of a racist attack, does any reporter want to talk about a mistake he made along the way. Why is that pertinent? Let me be straightforward.feedback

Apr 01 2017

What if – instead of an older man of modest means – it had been a banker or a lawyer or a celebrity, an actor or an actress? Don't you think that would then still be dominating our attention?feedback

Mar 31 2017

It will take many years and it will take many tough decisions along the way, but it will happen.feedback

Mar 31 2017

We look forward in working together in the years to come to make this a reality.feedback

Mar 29 2017

This is an initial view from the board. We're certainly going to have more dialogue to work through and show other examples of what's happened in the past.feedback

Mar 29 2017

If we speak loudly, Albany will listen. I certainly will take responsibility for my team if we misunderstood that particular nuance in their position.feedback

Mar 28 2017 - Xenophobia

Any attempt to cut N.Y.P.D. funding for the nation's top terror target will be aggressively fought in court.feedback

Mar 27 2017

Now, she'll be asserting herself and affirming her strength even after her temporary permit expires – a fitting path for a girl who refuses to quit.feedback

Mar 27 2017 - Fearless Girl statue

Right after that, this miraculous girl appears and creates such a powerful sensation because she spoke to the moment. That sense that women were not going to live in fear, that women were going to teach their daughters and all the women in their lives to believe in themselves. Sometimes, a symbol helps us become whole, and I think the 'Fearless Girl' is having that same effect. She is inspiring everyone at a moment when we need inspiration.feedback

Mar 26 2017

We had crisis after crisis, and then it dawned on us that we were doing the whole thing wrong.feedback

Mar 26 2017

Over years, over decades, shelters were thrown together, people were sent wherever there was a bed. It was always on the run and in an atmosphere of crisis.feedback

Mar 26 2017

Thank you. Let's give Anna a round of applause for speaking up.feedback

Mar 17 2017

A lot of heroism was on display amidst a great tragedy.feedback

Mar 17 2017

We know our EMTs are brave. They do crucial work. They save lives. But they should not ever have to be subjected to violence. And yet, that danger always exists for them.feedback

Mar 16 2017

We did everything within the law, everything in clear ethical standards.feedback

Mar 16 2017

The exhaustive investigation has come to a clear conclusion. Lots of allegations, and no charges brought.feedback

Mar 14 2017

We want to thank our cowboy officer.feedback

Mar 14 2017

If you must go out, do so for as limited time period as possible ... but the best thing to do is stay in.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We're preparing for a significant storm on Tuesday, and New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions.feedback

Mar 13 2017

Verizon must face the consequences for breaking the trust of 8.5 million New Yorkers.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We're preparing for a significant storm on Tuesday, and New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions. Besides the snow, it will be cold. We urge you to avoid unnecessary travel and help keep roads clear for sanitation crews and first responders. This one is in striking range.feedback

Mar 13 2017

We're preparing for a significant storm on Tuesday, and New Yorkers should also prepare for snow and dangerous road conditions. Besides the snow, it will be cold. We urge you to avoid unnecessary travel and help keep roads clear for Sanitation crews and first responders.feedback

Mar 09 2017

We also are not going to say to folks in Washington, go ahead and cut us because we have so much money to put in – we don't. Our reserves could be eaten up very, very quickly if the magnitude of budget cuts that's possible here was to play out.feedback

Mar 08 2017

Police officers are giving their cellphone numbers and email addresses to residents so that they can have a constant dialogue. Arrest is the last resort, not the first one.feedback

Feb 25 2017 - Democratic Party

Keith Ellison is a man of destiny. This is not an optional situation. We need Keith Ellison.feedback

Feb 10 2017

We are all tempted to make unhealthy choices, but thanks to the Health Department and the Appellate Division, we have the information to avoid them.feedback

Feb 09 2017 - Winter storm

If you need to go out, please, don't use your car.feedback

Jan 30 2017

NYPD is providing additional protection for mosques in the city. All New Yorkers should be vigilant. If you see something, say something. Our prayers tonight are with the people of Quebec City as they deal with a terrible attack on a mosque. We must stand together.feedback

Jan 27 2017 - Deportation

There is less here than meets the eye. This executive order is written in a very vague fashion.feedback

Jan 26 2017 - Deportation

This executive order could in fact undermine public safety and make our neighborhoods less safe. Firstly because this executive order could undermine the relationship between our police department and our communities which has been the foundation of our ability to drive down crime. We will not deport law-abiding New Yorkers. We will not tear families apart.feedback

Jan 26 2017

The stroke of a pen in Washington D.C. does not change the people of New York City or our values. It does not change how this city government protects its people and it will not change how we enforce the law in New York City or how we do business on behalf of the people all 8.5 million New Yorkers.feedback

Dec 08 2016

We absolutely, as planned, will close all the cluster sites.feedback

Dec 05 2016

I was sick to my stomach when I heard that one of our officers was subjected to threats and taunting simply because of her faith. We must not allow this kind of hatred and bias to spread.feedback

Dec 05 2016

In 2014, she ran into a burning building and helped to save a young girl and her grandmother. And, then, on Saturday, she had to experience a man allegedly yelling at her and her son, Go back to your country. Well this is Officer Elsokary's country. She is an American. She is a New Yorker. She's already at home.feedback

Dec 05 2016

Well this is Officer Elsokary's country. She is an American. She is a New Yorker. She's already at home.feedback

Nov 24 2016 - Thanksgiving

We are aware of some of the reports that have been out there, but I want to assure all New Yorkers there's no credible and specific information of any specific threat directed toward this parade.feedback

Nov 11 2016

We are not going to sacrifice a half million people who live among us, who are part of our community. We are not going to tear families apart.feedback

Sep 26 2016

Now more than ever, it is important for every New Yorker to stand united as one city and reject hate and violence. In New York, everyone deserves to be treated with respect. Christian, Muslim, Jewish, Sikh, Hindu, agnostic and atheist ? it doesn't matter. We are all New Yorkers and we all deserve to live safely and free from hatred or discrimination.feedback

Sep 21 2016

That's what changed things in New York City.feedback

Sep 21 2016

Donald Trump talks about stop and frisk like he knows the facts.feedback

Sep 20 2016

You will continue to see throughout the week a strong visible NYPD (New York Police Department) presence especially from our critical response command and our strategic response group. You will see heavily trained officers and well armed officers. You will see people in our…officers in the subway you will see bags being checked, bomb sniffing dogs that will continue throughout the week.feedback

Sep 19 2016

Folks around here, they don't get scared.feedback

Sep 19 2016

Based on the information we have now, we have every reason to believe this was an act of terror. We will be going into some detail and there is still a long investigation ahead, but now as I said we have every reason to believe this was an act of terror.feedback

Sep 19 2016

It was intentional. It was a violent act. It was certainly a criminal act. It was a bombing. That's what we know.feedback

Sep 18 2016 - Terrorism

Yesterday there was no hint of any connection foreign terrorism.... But there may very well turn out to be a link to foreign terrorist organizations, and that we'll find out today or in the coming days.feedback

Sep 18 2016

There is no other individual we're looking for at this point in time.feedback

Sep 01 2016

I say that to people who go the beach, I say that to surfers: Don't even think about it.feedback

Aug 15 2016

I want you to know that we are all mourning with you.feedback

Aug 14 2016

We do know that our Muslim communities are in the perpetual cross hairs of bigotry. It remains critical that we work to bridge the divides that threaten to undermine the greatness of our city and country. Rest assured that our N.Y.P.D. will bring this killer to justice.feedback

Jul 25 2016

Obviously all over the country people have been deeply trouble by the attack on our officers. We made this decision quickly in light of the challenges we face.feedback

Jul 06 2016

Cunningham's photos captured the "city's diversity in every sense of the word, and helped define New York as the fashion capital of the world.feedback

Jun 23 2016 - Homosexuality

This year, we have an obligation to our nation in the wake of Orlando to show what pride and inclusion looks like.feedback

Jun 13 2016 - Homosexuality

I think there's a lot fear in the community here in New York City and around the country. Our message tonight is: We stand in solidarity with all members of the LGBT community.feedback

Jun 06 2016 - LGBT

No one deserves to be denied access to bathrooms or discriminated against for being who they are. Every New Yorker has the legal right to use the bathroom consistent with their gender identity, no questions asked - and these powerful ads affirm this right.feedback

Apr 11 2016

We know the status quo has not been working.feedback

Feb 14 2016

Thanks goes to the hard-working officers of the NYPD for bringing Mr. Sykes into custody. I hope the family members of the young mother and her small children can find some amount of closure in knowing he has been apprehended.feedback

Feb 13 2016

Extremely cold weather can be life threatening - especially for seniors, infants and people with medical conditions.feedback

Jan 24 2016

He and Bloomberg have differences on the issues of gun control and abortion and that he would love to compete against him. I know Michael very well and would love to compete with him. He is very opposite from me on guns and pro-life ... I would love to have Michael get in the race ... I would love to compete against Michael.feedback

Nov 19 2015

There is no credible and specific threat against New York City. The people of New York City will not be intimidated. We understand it is the goal of terrorists to intimidate and disrupt our democratic society. We will not submit to their wishes.feedback

Jul 10 2015

When they brought home the trophy they also brought home a message about the power of women.feedback

Jan 26 2015

Everything we know so far makes it clear you can't underestimate this storm. This is not a typical storm. It's going to pack a real punch and we have to expect heavy accumulation in a very short period of time. There is another crucial point: some storms come in in a measured manner. This is going to come in in a sudden spurt of activity.feedback

Jan 06 2015

They were disrespectful to the families involved, that's the bottom line. They were disrespectful to the families who had lost their loved one. And I can't understand why anyone would do such a thing in a context like that.feedback

Jan 04 2015

Let us rededicate ourselves to those great New York traditions of mutual understanding and living in harmony.feedback

Dec 21 2014

Our city is in mourning, our hearts are heavy, we lost two good men, who devoted their lives to protecting all of us. Officer Ramos, Officer Liu, died in the line of duty, protecting the city they loved.feedback

Oct 24 2014

The patient is now in isolation, the health department has a team of disease detectives who have been at work tracing all of the patient's contacts and we are prepared to quarantine the contacts as necessary.feedback

Nov 06 2013

I think the people in this city know that so many New Yorkers are struggling just to make ends-meet and we need to make very serious progressive change, and move away from Bloomberg-era policies, and I'm ready to do it, and I need the support of New Yorkers to get it done.feedback

Nov 05 2013 - Democratic Party

New York city is a city of families and neighbourhoods – progress that knows that we must be a city of opportunity for all.feedback

Jul 24 2013

The sideshows of this election have gotten in the way of the debate we should be having about the future of this city. And yes, I'm talking about Anthony Weiner. Enough is enough.feedback

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