Bill De Blasio
Manhattan Building That Exploded Was Undergoing Renovations Without A Permit
The explosion appears to have been caused by gas and plumbing work done by private contractors at 121 2nd Avenue. The New York City Department of Buildings has not issued a permit for work at that address since September 2014.
New York Mayor Still Says He Would Veto Bill Criminalizing Police Chokeholds
A spokesman for Bill de Blasio reiterated the mayor's position Tuesday, one day after the Office of the Inspector General found that the NYPD had failed to seriously discipline 10 officers accused of using chokeholds. De Blasio has said that he believes the department's internal disciplinary procedures are sufficient.
Cops Turn Their Backs On De Blasio At Slain Officer's Funeral Despite Police Commissioner's Plea
NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton had specifically asked the officers not to turn away from the New York City mayor. On Sunday afternoon pictures of a few cops who refused to turn away from the mayor also made the rounds on social media.
NYPD Increases Security At Brooklyn Precincts Amid Threats
A Baltimore gang threatened officers at the station houses, police said. On Tuesday evening, demonstrators marched through Manhattan, defying New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's plea to suspend protests after the killing of two police officers.
Quarantined N.J. Nurse Says Her "Basic Human Rights Have Been Violated"
A healthy nurse is stuck in quarantine, and has hired a civil rights lawyer. Chris Christie continues to stand by his decision, while Andrew Cuomo has distanced New York's policies from New Jersey's and brought them closer in line with federal regulations. UPDATE: Christie has relented and will release nurse Kaci Hickox from quarantine.