A key objective of the de Blasio term in office was to build more affordable housing, with a goal of 200,000 units. Groups such as New York Communities for Change opposed the plan, arguing that it promoted gentrification. During his time as mayor, Mr. De Blasio defended his visits to the gym, criticized by many as being wasteful and harmful to the environment, and did not recognize that the visits were wrong until earlier this year.
“I don't think he was a good mayor, but I think his policies and what he promoted made a significant difference in income inequality in New York City,” economist James Parrott said. NEW YORK: Bill de Blasio promised a transformation so extraordinary that New Yorkers would barely recognize his city if he were elected mayor. To ensure the effective implementation of the roadmap, the City created a working group on the implementation of justice chaired by Elizabeth Glazer, director of criminal justice at the Mayor's Office, and Zachary Carter, corporate lawyer from New York City. De Blasio, a portrait emerged of a mayor whose public image was constantly eroded only in part because of his work performance; many, including some who were once his closest supporters, said that it was his didactic attitude that alienated New Yorkers.
After all, not necessarily like one of his own, the man used a fork and a knife to eat a slice of pizza, but as a progressive leader who would return to the city its left-leaning nucleus after 20 years of non-democratic mayors. On the eve of the former mayor's return to his New England home, a frank interview about his stay in New York. Projects like this, in addition to recent achievements, such as the Red Hook Ferry Service and the recent expansion of bus routes, show that New York can meet the challenge of reducing travel times without compromising safety, said Councilman Carlos Menchaca. However, he acknowledged that the period was traumatic for New York and said it largely contributed to its low popularity in some parts of the city.
The mayor's ambiguity prompted a protest between current and former City Council employees and the departure of several staff members, including Olivia Lapeyrolerie, the mayor's undersecretary of press. Closing Rikers Island requires a transparent partnership with New Yorkers across the city and with the government, including the City Council and the State. The mayor blamed the fight on the New York Post for having previously misquoted the actor, but Palminteri dismissed it. In response to the growing climate crisis, de Blasio and the New York City Council passed the Climate Mobilization Act (or New York's Green New Deal) to make New York City carbon-neutral by 2050, as well as innovative legislation to reduce emissions from buildings and end the use of fossil fuels in new buildings.
In a frank and thoughtful interview in which he addressed his regrets as mayor and the probable end of his political career, he said that the main of those mistakes was not staying “close to people's hearts” and maintaining “the personal bond that prompted him to come to the City Council. Mayor Bill de Blasio announced during his first term that closing the Rikers prison complex was an official policy in New York City, with the goal of achieving this goal in 10 years. De Blasio proved to be a capable manager who took New York from the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic to a city that reopened schools, restaurants and theaters, while maintaining one of the highest vaccination rates in the country. BiL De Blasio proved to be a capable manager who took New York from the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic to a city that reopened schools, restaurants and theaters.