DOE’s fight against racial proficiency gap stagnates

DOE’s fight against racial proficiency gap stagnates

The city Department of Education’s fight against gaping racial proficiency gaps on state tests has gone largely nowhere over the past five years, a Post analysis of exam data has revealed. The divide between black and Latino students and their white and…

Just call him Mayor Rodney de Blasio

Just call him Mayor Rodney de Blasio

New Yorkers now have a better moniker for Mayor Bill de Blasio: Rather than call him Big Bird (because of his height), they can now refer to him as Rodney Dangerfield, whose trademark was: “I Get No Respect.” That name is justified…

Donald Trump Laments That NYC Mayor Has ‘No Imagination’ After Accusing Him Of Stealing His Campaign Slogan

Donald Trump Laments That NYC Mayor Has ‘No Imagination’ After Accusing Him Of Stealing His Campaign Slogan

Donald Trump launched into another Twitter tirade yesterday and attacked New York City mayor Bill de Blasio for ripping off his ‘Promises Made, Promises Kept’ campaign slogan. Bill de Blasio was caught in the firing line yesterday after Donald Trump berated the…

Ride-sharing companies spent over $1M lobbying in NYC

Ride-sharing companies spent over $1M lobbying in NYC

They’re spending über cash to fight city regulation. Uber and other ride-hail companies spent more than $1 million to lobby the de Blasio administration and the City Council between January and June, according to City Clerk records. The six months of spending…

De Blasio surprisingly arrives early for jury duty

De Blasio surprisingly arrives early for jury duty

Notoriously tardy Mayor Bill de Blasio actually showed up early for jury duty at Manhattan Criminal Court on Wednesday. The mayor, who postponed a previous jury notice six months ago, arrived at 100 Centre St. at 9 a.m., a half-hour before he…

De Blasio commission wants to lower campaign contribution limits

De Blasio commission wants to lower campaign contribution limits

Mayor de Blasio’s Charter Revision Commission on Monday suggested lowering campaign contribution limits and increasing the cap on matching funds to create a fairer election process, according to the body’s 120-page preliminary staff report. The city’s existing program matches contributions from city…

De Blasio calls for renewal of speed cameras near schools

De Blasio calls for renewal of speed cameras near schools

Mayor de Blasio and dozens of advocates held a rally Sunday to demand that state senators renew speed cameras near schools after the lawmakers failed to extend the street safety program last week. “This one’s a no-brainer —the Republican majority in the…

Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio

Mario Cuomo’s lesson for Bill de Blasio

It’s no secret that Mayor de Blasio hates the New York Post with a passion that is pretty much all-consuming. OK, so he can’t stand all the city’s other newspapers, either. But for The Post he’s reserved a special venom and a…

Don’t blame parents for NYC’s failing schools

Don’t blame parents for NYC’s failing schools

New York City’s public kindergartens are segregated, and “school choice” is to blame, say New School researchers. Only three of the city’s 32 school districts allow students to attend any school in their district, so it’s hard to understand how choice is…

Ex-cop: Hooker was no bribe, I paid for her myself

Ex-cop: Hooker was no bribe, I paid for her myself

Well, that’s a unique defense. An ex-NYPD official battling corruption charges claimed Tuesday that his romp with a hooker on a trip to Las Vegas can’t be considered a bribe — because he paid for her services. In court papers, ex-Deputy Inspector…

What the car ban means for travel in Central Park

What the car ban means for travel in Central Park

The world’s most famous green space is about to get a lot greener. All private vehicles will be banned from Central Park starting on June 27, Mayor Bill de Blasio and other city officials announced Friday. The measure eliminates traffic in the…

City council members suing de Blasio’s Law Department

City council members suing de Blasio’s Law Department

Three city council members are challenging Mayor Bill de Blasio’s claim that he’s the only elected official allowed to express policy positions of the city in court. Democratic council members Ritchie Torres of the Bronx and Laurie A. Cumbo and Alicka Ampry-Samuel…