Category Archives: Steve Banks

de Blasio Press Q&A: The Hunger Edition

Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife Chirlane McCray joined in at a food pantry distribution hosted by Caldwell A.M.E. Zion Church Tuesday.  The pre-Thanksgiving distribution featured frozen chickens, along with a variety of vegetables, rice and other food.  de Blasio was accompanied by McCray at the food distribution, but she did not join him for a post-distribution press conference.  Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and newly elected Assembly Member Michael Blake also participated.


Here is de Blasio’s full press Q&A:

de Blasio Press Q&A: The Team of Rivals Edition (Updated)

Today Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the appointment of Nisha Agarwal as commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs, Lorraine Grillo as President of the School Construction Authority and Steve Banks as commissioner of the Human Resources Administration.  de Blasio noted that he and Banks ran against each other for city council in 2001, when de Blasio was first elected.

Charter Co-locations:

de Blasio fielded several questions on the reversal yesterday of three Success Academy charter school co-locations.  (He also answered questions on this topic at a press conference yesterday.)

Update – Full Q&A:

Here is the full press Q&A: