End of Albany Session Yields Few Wins for de Blasio


The end of the New York state Legislative session yielded scant victories for Mayor Bill de Blasio.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the heads of the state Assembly and Senate announced Tuesday that mayoral control of city public schools would be extended for one year. De Blasio wanted it to be permanent.

The mayor also wanted to reform an affordable housing tax credit known as 421a. Instead, it was extended as is for six months.

The deal also extended rent regulations for four years but continues to include a provision that allows for the deregulation of apartments that become vacant. The mayor opposed that plan.

De Blasio’s only comment Tuesday about the deal was that he needed more time to review it.