Just a couple of months ago, people were saying things like "I'm not a huge Weiner fan but I guess I'd rather vote for him than Quinn" and "The real question is, who faces Quinn in the runoff?" and "I like de Blasio but I don't wanna waste my vote on a guy who has no chance." Things have changed. H ... More >>
The final tally from two days of Electric Zoo: two dead, 19 "stricken," 31 arrests, at least one sexual assault. When the third day of the festival was called off, angry ravers directed their rage at Mayor Bloomberg for recommending the cancellation. In the days since though, Bloomberg has forcefu ... More >>
In the latest poll, Bill de Blasio has surpassed the magical 40 percent of the vote needed to avoid a runoff in the Democratic primary. His stunning surge past Christine Quinn and Bill Thompson has brought him to 43 percent of support from potential voters, up from 36 percent on Aug. 28. Thompson s ... More >>
It has been a long, tumultuous democratic primary in New York City. Candidates have leapfrogged each other in the polls so many times it's hard to keep track who's in first place these days. We're here to help. Here are your mayoral race power rankings, based on candidates' performances in Wednesd ... More >>
In a historic ruling, a federal judge has ordered that the NYPD's stop-and-frisk practices will be overseen by an independent monitor--the first such move against the city's police department ever. Mayor Bloomberg vowed to appeal the ruling.
"What type of cellphone do you have, what carrier is it and what's your favorite app?" At 7:30pm, after media and tech folk scrambled into the Museum of the Moving Image off 35th Avenue in Astoria, the NYC Tech Forum began. Hosted by Coalition for Queens--a non-profit organization that promotes the ... More >>
Scroll for updates below. Like a fairy godmother, it appears that the mayoral race has bestowed righteous hype on one of the city's least sexy issues. With today's addition of Bill Thompson, a total of five mayoral candidates are now standing in opposition to rehabbing an Upper East Side waste tran ... More >>
You've never heard of Sal Albanese? It's his third time running for mayor, but the 63-year-old candidate, who is no stranger to calling out politicians on their bullshit, has generally maintained a lower profile than his fellow candidates in this race. Part of it's because Albanese is one oddly prin ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, seven mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum co-hosted by the Arab American Association of New York (AAANY) and the Islamic Center at New York University. Community organizers hailed it as an historic moment. Nearly three weeks after the Boston bombings--and in the heat of the de ... More >>
Several of New York City's mayoral hopefuls released their tax returns or reported their 2012 income this week to the Wall Street Journal and New York Times. Below is a quick breakdown of what the candidates made in 2012 by sector, though the figures for Sal Albanese, Anthony Weiner (who hasn't form ... More >>
How do you create more mayoral drama? Start fighting over who's better at dealing with previous mayoral drama. Yesterday, we reported on the Halloran/Smith scandal's foray into the electoral spectrum. News swirled around the fact that Councilman Dan Holleran had planned to use Council/taxpayers' fu ... More >>
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 >>
Day by day, the wide open upcoming race to replace Mayor Michael Bloomberg is getting more entertaining, and morphing into a new year's gift for reporters, political junkies, and maybe the public. Last week, Mayor Giuliani's former deputy mayor, Joseph Lhota, a man not known for conversational sub ... More >>
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