Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio

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Author Profession: US Politician
Born: May 08, 1961
Age: 55 years old
Birth Sign: Taurus

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I've always had a very positive relationship with the municipal labor unions - a respectful relationship.

Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. Living up there in 1967 - the Impossible Dream season - that moment was incredibly compelling. I just naturally gravitated to the team. Nineteen seventy-five was arguably the greatest World Series of all time.

I have an activist's desire to improve people's lives.

There is nothing wrong with listening. You can listen to people; you can hear people's concerns. You can keep an open mind and still be perfectly strong.

I think you can be smart and directed and focused, without being obnoxious, and get plenty done.

I'm someone who does not like a bunker mentality and does not like groupthink.

My professional life has been about public service. My personal life I define very intently through my family.

As N.Y.C. Public Advocate, I released a report that showed that stop-and-frisks of African Americans in 2012 were barely half as likely to yield a weapon as those of white New Yorkers - and a third less likely to yield contraband. Despite this evidence, the vast majority of those stopped are young black and Latino men.

I didn't set out with the notion of running for elective office; it sort of grew over time. And I honestly at times questioned if progressive change can be effected through elected office.

I have my loyalty to the team of my youth. Everyone I knew was a Red Sox fan. The team that I grew up with was constantly the underdog but managed to prevail.

While this has been a private part of my family's life, it is now clear a media story will soon emerge. My father tragically ended his life while battling terminal cancer in 1979.

At a certain point, particularly in his third term, Mayor Bloomberg lost touch with the people he was serving.

Going back to high school and college, I believed I would be involved in public service. I literally could not conceptualize anything else.

I am very much a Red Sox fan; I can name you more players than you could possibly imagine. It's just part of who I am.

I love the MLB app, because I'm a pretty obsessed baseball fan.

I think a lot of the best ideas come from the grassroots; I'm someone who does not like a bunker mentality and does not like groupthink.

I think unionization is good public policy. I think when families secure their economic future, that's good for everyone.

My parents were divorced when I was young. I was really brought up by my mother's side of the family.

There are families of every kind. I think a lot of people are struggling to make sense of their identity in a very complicated world.

Clearly, Mayor Bloomberg did some things right. I think he did a very good job on public health. He did a very good job on environment. I think he was right to achieve mayoral control of education. I don't think he then applied it the right way.

You have to enjoy life. Always be surrounded by people that you like, people who have a nice conversation. There are so many positive things to think about. Sophia Loren

You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won't receive the good things God has in store. Joel Osteen quotes

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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