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On November 5th, 2013, Bill de Blasio was elected to become the 109th mayor of New York City. Below is a thorough, yet incomplete compilation of articles written in the days, weeks, and months leading to de Blasio’s inauguration from a variety of sources that look closely at de Blasio as a person, a candidate, and a mayor; along with articles about his campaign and information provided by it to round out the picture.


Before (or after) delving into the articles below, you may want to examine our profile page for de Blasio’s candidacy and/or our mayoral candidate comparinator tool, which allows you to choose which issues to investigate de Blasio’s stances on.


And, here is our page for tracking the members of de Blasio’s administration, transition, and inauguration.


Coverage of Mayor de Blasio’s inauguration from The New York Times, NY1 and from WNYC.




12/6/13 Capital New York report on the naming of Bill Bratton as New York City’s next Police Commissioner

by Azi Paybarah & Sally Goldenberg


12/4/13 Capital New York profile of Tony Shorris, named First Deputy Mayor by Mayor-elect de Blasio

by Dana Rubinstein


12/4/13 Capital New York look at the relationship between Mayor-elect de Blasio & Governor Cuomo

by Dana Rubinstein & Jimmy Vielkind


12/3/13 New York Times look at the “outsize role” expected for Chirlane McCray in her husband’s administration

by Michael Barbaro & Michael Grynbaum


12/3/13 Capital New York look at the 10 biggest questions about the mayor-elect

by Maggie Haberman


11/26/13 Bloomberg look at how the mayor-elect and next city council might interact

by Henry Goldman


11/24/13 Crain’s New York report on de Blasio’s Park Slope becoming the new power hub of NYC

by Andrew Hawkins


11/20/13 Bill de Blasio announces his full transition committee


11/19/13 City and State NY look at de Blasio’s mayoralty as a test for progressives

by Nick Powell


11/16/13 AP look at the significance of New York City electing a white mayor with a black spouse

by Jesse Singleton


11/10/13 Crain’s New York examination of Mayor-Elect de Blasio’s to-do list and the difficulty rating for each item

by Andrew Hawkins


11/8/13 New York Times infographic of Bill de Blasio’s circle of power


11/7/13 CNN profile of the de Blasio family

by Peggy Drexler


11/7/13 Capital New York look at where de Blasio has been clear on policy and where he has not

by Dana Rubinstein


11/6/13 Gotham Gazette preview of how Mayor de Blasio will transform the city

by David King, Chester Soria and Cristian Salazar


11/6/13 New York Times timeline of major moments in Bill de Blasio’s life


11/6/13 Business Insider prediction of much development under Mayor de Blasio

by Josh Barro 


11/5/13 New York Times summary of de Blasio’s life and career

by Javier Hernandez


11/5/13 The Observer previews de Blasio’s mayoralty

by The Observer Editorial Board 


11/5/13 New York Times recap of Bill de Blasio’s victory

by Michael Barbaro and David Chen


11/4/13 New York Post endorsement of Joe Lhota for mayor

by the Post editorial board  


11/2/13 New York Daily News endorsement of Bill de Blasio for mayor

by the News editorial board  


10/31/13 New York Times interview with Bill de Blasio about his management style

by Mike Grynbaum and Kate Taylor


10/30/13 New York Times profile of de Blasio as a city council member

by David Halbfinger, Kate Taylor, and David Chen



10/29/13 Politicker profile of de Blasio’s political career

by Jill Colvin


10/29/13 Daily News op-ed look at de Blasio’s Obama-esque candidacy

by Ben Max


10/27/13 New York Times endorsement of Bill de Blasio for mayor

by the Times editorial board


10/27/13 New York Magazine look at de Blasio’s campaign platform and mayoralty ahead

by Chris Smith 



10/23/13 The Nation article questions if de Blasio will disappoint the Left

by Leslie Savan


9/30/13 Boston Globe profile of Bill de Blasio, especially his early years in Massachusetts

by Michael Levenson


9/22/13 New York Times look at de Blasio’s early political work, especially in Nicaragua

by Javier Hernandez 


9/7/13 profile in The Atlantic: “Who is Bill de Blasio, and Could He Be New York’s Next Mayor?”

by Molly Ball


8/14/13 Capital New York profile of Bill de Blasio as public advocate

by Dana Rubinstein 



8/8/13 Endorsement of de Blasio by The Nation

by The Nation editors


The De Blasio Campaign


11/7/13 New York Magazine interview with de Blasio campaign manager Bill Hyers

by Dan Amira


11/6/13 Road to City Hall program on NY1 with four top de Blasio campaign staff


11/5/13 Daily News recap of the de Blasio campaign

by Annie Karni


11/6/13 Talking Points Memo profile of de Blasio’s branding

by Hunter Walker


10/28/13 Bloomberg News profile of BerlinRosen Public Affairs, the consultancy behind the de Blasio campaign

by Bloomberg News  


10/20/13 Politico profile of three women prominently leading the de Blasio campaign: Emma Wolfe, Anna Greenberg, and Rebecca Kirszner Katz

by Maggie Haberman


9/19/13 Daily News profile of de Blasio’s digital team, led by Jessica Singleton and Monica Klein

by Annie Karni


From Bill de Blasio


Mayor-Elect Bill de Blasio’s transition website


10/17/13 On BKLYNR: Letter from Bill de Blasio: My Vision for Brooklyn

by Bill de Blasio


About Bill de Blasio from his campaign website


About Bill de Blasio from his public advocate website



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