Mayor de Blasio hosts a celebration in honor of the first-ever Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival

On Thursday, July 14, Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray hosted a celebration in honor of the first-ever Harlem/Havana Music & Cultural Festival, an international visual and performing arts, fashion, education and culinary exchange celebrating the rich … Read More

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs the Criminal Justice Reform Act

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed last week, the Criminal Justice Reform Act (CJRA), eight bills that further the administration’s goals of preserving public safety and building stronger and safer neighborhoods by reducing arrests and incarceration. “For too long, one small … Read More

Photos: City holds Resource Fair in the Bronx

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Bill de Blasio and Bronx Borough President Ruben Díaz, Jr. hosted a City Resource Fair during City Hall in Your Borough Week at the Bronx County Courthouse. Top representatives from City Hall, the Department … Read More

Immigrants, you are safe in New York City!

By Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Bill de Blasio met with members of the ethnic media in a recent roundtable at City Hall to reassure concerned immigrant New-Yorkers following the election of a new president that New York City will remain … Read More

Event: Open house for $16 billion city contracts to Minority and Women-owned Businesses – MWBE

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Office of Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises and the Department of Small Business Services (SBS) will host an M/WBE Open House on Thursday, December 8 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Lehman College in the Bronx. … Read More

Mayor Bill de Blasio signs legislation increasing transparency and accountability around M/WBE contracting

On September 28, Mayor Bill de Blasio signed into law 6 pieces of legislation relating to M/WBEs– Intros. 923-A, 976-A, 981-B, 1005-A, 1019-A and 1020-A, in relation to increasing accountability and access for the city’s M/WBEs. “These bills bring us … Read More

Mayor Bill de Blasio attends funeral prayer for murdered Imam Maulana Akonjee

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined Muslim community members gathered in Brooklyn on Monday, August 15, to hold the Islamic funeral prayer (janazah) for Imam Maulana Akonjee, 55, and Thara Miah, 64, who were brutally murdered “execution style” on August 13. … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program expected to employ 60,000 participants

Mayor Bill de Blasio joined on July 15, City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Department of Youth and Community Development Commissioner Bill Chong, elected officials, employers and dozens of young people at Henry Street Settlement in Manhattan to kick off the … Read More

Mayor Bill de Blasio launches voter registration forms in five new languages including French, Arabic and Haitian Creole

As part of the administration’s efforts to expand voting participation and access, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of voter registration forms in five new languages: French, Arabic, Haitian Creole, Urdu and Russian. “No one should be disenfranchised because … Read More

Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrates 50th Anniversary of the City’s Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting with Alicia Keys and Robert de Niro

Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen and Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment Commissioner Julie Menin launched on June 8, 2016, new initiatives to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Mayor’s Office of Film, Theatre, and Broadcasting. During … Read More

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