Though considering that Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and Comptroller John Liu had very similar positions, it wasn't a particularly contentious discussion.
When moderator Juan Manuel Benitez of NY1 asked the Democratic hopefuls how they differed in their stance on stop and frisk--of which both ar ... More >>
Ever since the Post's Albany columnist Fred Dicker reported on Monday -- based solely on two unnamed sources -- that a deal for an MLS stadium in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is "close to being wrapped up" and that construction "could begin early next year," the story has bounced around the journove ... More >>
Mike Bloomberg agrees with City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who hopes to replace him as mayor in 2013: Public spaces like Zuccotti Park should fall under the jurisdiction of the city's Parks Department and not private owners.
Commenting on the ongoing debate around the rights of Occupy Wal ... More >>
The latest round of two-years-out mayoral polls shouldn't be taken too seriously: They mostly track name recognition (so there's no need to lose sleep fretting about Mayor Markowitz), and in any case the preferences of the city at large don't have much to do with those of Democratic primary v ... More >>
Anthony Weiner, delivering his second apology, this one followed by a stump-speech-like paean to the city's middle class, seems to have intended for his resignation today to serve as interlude, not obit.
Otherwise he could have just issued a statement stepping down, rather than conjuring up ... More >>
Here's another of those inconvenient milestones of the Bloomberg Years: The Independent Budget Office says that the city has hit an all-time high in the number of New Yorkers receiving food stamps - a record 1.6 million.
The news comes a week after the Coalition for the Homeless announced tha ... More >>
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Against all odds, there's actually working (sort of) WiFi in the city council chamber, so I'm going to attempt to liveblog today's final vote on the city's Coney Island rezoning plan. The council's land use committee gave its preliminary blessing last week, so the last ... More >>