As you may have heard yesterday, City Councilman Dan "America's Top Heathen" Holleran is in a whole lot of trouble.
Along with State Senator Malcolm Smith, the two were involved in a rigging scheme that planned to posit Smith as a Democrat switching over to the Republican side to run for Mayor of ... More >>
Last week, we reported on the Community Safety Act - this big legislative package floating around City Council that is espousing serious comments from everyone involved, including the Mayor, NYPD Commish Ray Kelly and a handful of your mayoral hopefuls.
The main stipulation of the bill under fire ... More >>
No, it's not Christine Quinn. No, it's not Joe Lhota. No, it's not John Liu. And, no, it's definitely not John Catsimatidis (but, wealth-wise, that would make the most sense).
Even after saying the other day that the candidates this year are a weak bunch, the Hizzoner is keeping his mouth shut on w ... More >>
We're almost close to labeling 'NYPD actions' as the hot button issue for this mayoral race.
Two weeks ago, the Voice reported that the NYPD had committed its 5 millionth stop-and-frisk. Then, a few days later, hearings began downtown on Floyd v. New York, which challenges the practice all together ... More >>
Looks like we have another candidate to keep in mind come November.
The New York Observer's Colin Campbell reports that multiple sources have told the publication that Comptroller John Liu will announce his bid for City Hall this Sunday. Like with Christine Quinn's official video released a few day ... More >>
A few weeks ago, Bob Scarmadella, the borough's GOP chairman and Lhota supporter, stepped down from his position. By doing so, this has raised the possibility for third party candidate Aldolfo Carrion's entry onto the Republican ballot. And then the Borough President endorsed Christine Quinn for May ... More >>
Last week, we told you about the introduction of former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion as this upcoming mayoral race's third party presence. Chosen by the Independence Party, Mr. Carrion had made it clear that he was gunning for both Republican and Democratic support. And one of the ways he ... More >>
These stories aren't limited to Wall Street.
In a Daily News exclusive yesterday, writer Pete Donohue learned that Mr. Joe Lhota, the MTA-chief-turned-mayoral-candidate, handed out a few raises and buyouts before he stepped out of office this past December, totaling about $253,000 in cold, hard, mu ... More >>
Could this be the race we're half-heartedly doomed to cover?According to a recent way-too-soon survey conducted by Quinnipiac University, the frontrunners (so far) are clear for this year's 'Who Will Run City Hall After Bloomberg?' On the Republican side, former MTA chairman Joe Lhota has captured 2 ... More >>
We noted last week that the likely mayoral candidacy of former Rat Czar and MTA chief Joe Lhota signaled a push by Rudy Giuliani supporters to turn back the clock to a Giuliani-time New York City.
But it turns out Lhota isn't the only Giuliani protege ascending in the public eye right now. Staffers ... More >>
Perhaps MTA Chairman Joe Lhota is looking for the old "fare-hike bump."
The MTA voted to accept Lhota's fare-hike proposal this morning, and Lhota announced his resignation as chairman -- generating speculation that he will run for the Republican nomination in the 2013 New York City mayoral race.
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Over the summer, for my 'Mitt Loves N.Y.' series, John Catsimatidis was one of the few profiled donors that reached out to me for an interview. We conversed over the phone about his $50,000-plus donation to Restore Our Future - the super PAC that tried (and failed) to guarantee Romney a seat in ... More >>
"This is bullshit," a Hispanic twenty-something said. Fidgeting, he looked at the subway entrance, then to his phone, then down the block to the ever-growing line of tired commuters, then back to his phone. "It's my girl's birthday. I'm supposed to go see her." He took one last glance toward the ent ... More >>
The latest coolest thing the MTA is doing: closing the subway on weeknights. According to NY1, the MTA has plans to close some lines for repairs for up to five consecutive weeknights from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. This is a shift from the MTA's usual M.O., which is to shut down lines on the weekend ( ... More >>