Incumbent Democrat Rubén Díaz Jr. was re-elected borough president of the Bronx in a landslide. Díaz was not always running for re-election; he ditched his bid for public advocate and instead refocused his efforts on the borough presidency in November 2012. There weren't any races that were that ... More >>
It's no secret that New York City chefs and restaurateurs aren't down with the Department of Health's letter grading system. Well, neither apparently are Council Speaker Christine C. Quinn and Health Committee chair Maria del Carmen Arroyo. They announced yesterday the launch of a comprehensive rest ... More >>
Jumaane WilliamsPart of the ritual of every City Council hearing is the "we'll get back to you" response by city officials on the hot seat who are stuck for an answer. That was the steady refrain more than two months ago when the two top officials of NYC Media, the city's TV station (yes, the ... More >>
It's (almost) summertime, and the Mayor's campaigning is easy. So easy, he can roll over the union this time—and should.
As the fallout from the City Council slush fund grows, more players are getting soaked. Both papers cover the indictments of two City Council staffers who are charged with embezzling $145,000 worth of taxpayer money to puppet charities. The News has an exclusive on Bronx City Council member Maria d ... More >>
City suddenly whips out plans for a new Bronx jail. Not in our wasteland, say opponents.
Yanks and Mets plans leave little room for public debate
City's own figures show that the new Bronx stadium would be a money pit
The post-election Campaign Finance Board filings are in, and as the dailies reported today, they reveal that Mayor Michael Bloomberg spent even more to get re-elected than he did to win in 2001$77.8 million. The hundreds of other candidates for mayor, public advocate, comptroller, and the 51 c ... More >>