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Even though public opinion surrounding the mayor is continuously waning, and the general outlook regarding the quality of life here in New York is constantly dwindling, turns out not everything is bad: New York City is really, really safe. From the Wall Street Journal comes a report that confirms this summer has been one of the safest since the NYPD started keeping detailed records on violent crime decades ago. And it's obviously good news. The Journal reports that 82 homicides...
In recent years, First Lady Charlene McCray has made improving the city's mental healthcare the focus of her career. Her concern stems from awareness of sobering statistics--one out of every four or five adult New Yorkers suffers from some type of mental health condition; eight percent of high school students have attempted suicide--as well as from a deeply personal place: McCray's parents both suffered from depression as she was growing up.  "I didn't know that they were...
Mayor de Blasio, friend of famous comedians and the tallest politician in the country, is currently getting raked over the coals by the city that he serves. A Quinnipiac University poll released yesterday found that 47 percent of New Yorkers don't think the mayor deserves a second term, although as DNAinfo reports, the numbers are largely skewed along racial lines.  Black and Hispanic voters largely support the mayor, and show a much stronger belief in...
Mayor de Blasio's administration issued an audit today calling Verizon's plan to rollout high-speed FiOS internet and cable service to all New York households by 2014 a failure, citing certain residential blocks that still have no FiOS capability despite the company's citywide fiberoptic network, reports the Wall Street Journal. In its defense, Verizon points to New York's recent struggles with extreme weather events as one of the many causes for these difficulties. Crain's New York Business reported last year that the...

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