Bill de Blasio
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VR) - A street in New York City has been renamed after the famous writer Sergei Dovlatov, marking the first time in history that the city has honored a Russian author in such a way.
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VR) – As extremists of the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) continue their parade of terror throughout Iraq, a new and chilling revelation has put New York City under threat.
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VR) – Frustration over New York City’s new 9-1-1 call system is boiling over. An oversight hearing of the City Council’s Fire and Criminal Justice Services committee regarding the issue took place on Friday, just days after the latest set of botched 9-1-1 calls were released to the public.
By Vasili Shusko NEW YORK (VR) — Protests are planned for the weekend of May 9 as some relatives of the victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks say they oppose the transfer of unknown remains of 9/11 victims to a museum.
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VR) – If New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has his way, all of the city’s old and shabby pay phones may soon become state-of-the-art communication hubs and WiFi hot spots. A proposal released by the mayor’s office last week put forth a detailed plan that would see the conversion of the city’s roughly 7,300 pay phones.
By Ric Young (Washington) — New York City Mayor, Bill de Blasio, wants to build thousands of affordable housing units for low and middle income families in an ambitious 10 year plan. Host Ric Young talked with Radio VR New York correspondent Vasili Sushko about why the mayor is fired up about renovating and building so many apartments.
By Vasili Shusko NEW YORK (VR) – Hands off Hurricane Sandy relief funds – this is the message from several New York lawmakers who recently discovered that the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is planning to take back billions of allocated Hurricane Sandy relief funds to help fund other relief efforts across the country.
By Ric Young NEW YORK CITY (VR) – The $140 billion New York State budget was passed on time March 31 for the fourth straight year and signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo. Host Ric Young talks with Radio VR New York correspondent Vasili Sushko about some of the provisions in the legislation.
By Kate Zickel WASHINGTON (VR) – The wearing of the green is upon us. It’s March 17th, St. Patrick’s Day, and just about everyone in America is ready to celebrate the Irish holiday with some green beer and parades.
WASHINGTON (VR) – The death toll in yesterday’s Harlem apartment building collapse increased to 7 on March 13 as authorities continued to search through the rubble for answers. Authorities said 9 people are still missing amidst the debris.
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VR) – As New Yorkers begin to dig out of the third major storm to pummel the area this year, newly elected mayor Bill de Blasio is facing harsh criticism once again for the city’s handling of the situation, particularly the city’s decision to keep public schools open. Over 55 percent of parents opted to keep their children home despite class being in session.
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VR)— The blizzard-like conditions brought on by the huge Nor'Easter that socked the South, Mid-Atlantic and Northeast slammed into New York City Thursday, causing major delays, closings, and a tragedy for a pregnant woman's family.
By Andrew Hiller WASHINGTON (VR)— A church pastor with outstanding warrants avoided spending a night in jail after New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio made a call to the NYPD. Bishop Orlando Findlayter was arrested following a traffic stop Monday night and was taken into custody on several outdated warrants that stemmed from a protest. The bishop was a political ally of de Blasio and was released without ever seeing a judge after the mayor made the call to a top cop.
By Vasili Sushko Hollywood is in mourning today as authorities in New York City continue to investigate the death of academy award-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead on Sunday inside his Manhattan apartment. Sources close to the investigation say Hoffman’s body was discovered in his bathroom.
By Vasili Sushko WASHINGTON (VR) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is following through on his promise to bring about change to the NYPD.
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VR)– A political showdown is currently underway in New York State, as New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo try to come to terms on how to fund universal pre-kindergarten schooling.
By Vasili Sushko WASHINGTON (VR) – New York City’s mayor Bill de Blasio is facing criticism today for the city’s efforts in cleaning New York’s wealthy neighborhoods.
By Vasili Sushko NEW YORK (VR) – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio continues to appoint new staffers, and his latest appointment shows just how in-line the newly elected mayor may be with his predecessor, Mike Bloomberg.
By Ric Young WASHINGTON (VR)—Newly elected New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is under fire for using the very loopholes he railed against in his campaign for mayor.