In Dramatic Shift, Mayor de Blasio Targets Three Bed-Stuy Schools for Closure Brooklyn Reader December 15, 2015 December 15, 2015, 3:33 am Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration announced plans to close three poorly performing public schools on Monday. The closures represent a dramatic shift by the mayor, who ran for office promising to lift up failing schools rather than shut them, as NY1’s Lindsey Christ reports. He had said it would […] Want to write for us? We're looking for interns and experienced writers! Go here for more information.