‘There are questions, however, about the degree to which the progressive mayor deserves credit for the city’s continued overall economic boom and to what extent de Blasio has really shrunk economic inequality beyond simply income.’ From our 2017 election partners.
‘As de Blasio seeks a likely reelection on Tuesday, budget watchdogs warn that the incumbent Democrat might face his biggest tests in a second term, to which there are no easy solutions.’ From our 2017 election coverage partners.
‘Despite signs of further improvement down the road, NYCHA continues to have major problems, including too many units still in disrepair, and there has been vocal pushback from residents concerning the administration’s willingness to lease NYCHA land to private developers.’ From our 2017 election partners.
A mayor who was not known for environmental advocacy when he took office has set ambitious goals for carbon reduction, zero waste and air quality. Advocates hope he’ll turn more of those plans into reality if he’s re-elected.
During the 2017 campaign, the candidates for mayor have each highlighted a few transportation issues. Advocates say a much longer list of transit challenges and decisions will confront whoever is in City Hall come January 1.
Whether it’s affordable housing, sustainability, economic development, community infrastructure, or education, the administration has sought to build equity, though de Blasio has at times been accused of not going far enough by those who had immense expectations of him.
The mayor unlocked a door between homeless shelters and public housing that his predecessor had closed. Some advocates want de Blasio to open it event wider.
The fact that New York City’s future will be grayer doesn’t mean the city will look a massive old-age home. But there will be significant impacts and challenges.
From our 2017 election coverage partners: De Blasio rode into power promising the most transparent administration in the city’s history, but his nearly four years in office have been marked by continuing questions and controversies over both his administration’s opaqueness and ethics.