Breaking Down De Blasio's First Act

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Mayor de Blasio and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver visit PS1 in Chinatown.

Photo by: Rob Bennett for the Office of Mayor Bill de Blasio

Mayor de Blasio and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver visit PS1 in Chinatown.

Four months ago The Nation and City Limits launched a blog to track Bill de Blasio's transition and his first 100 days in office—the sprinting start of an administration critically important to the progressive movement and to a city we love that has seen an alarming increase in social inequality.

In a wrap-up article in The Nation, I look at de Blasio's many successes so far—UPK, paid-sick leave, the legal settlements—and why his administration has struggled at times to get its message across. I also analyze the considerable challenges that now face de Blasio, from implementing UPK to delivering on a huge affordable housing promise.

Read my take on Bill de Blasio's “best of time, worst of times” first 100 days.

And revisit all the blog entries here.