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2013 Mayoral Election

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Anthony Weiner's First Mayoral Debate | Joy Resmovits | Posted 05.29.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Anthony Weiner, the son of a former public school teacher, said his views on education run "deep in my bones." Fresh off the announcem...

Christine Quinn's Brave Choice

Bruce Weinstein | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics
Bruce Weinstein

If only a small fraction of the people afflicted with bulimia or alcoholism are moved by Quinn's revelation and seek treatment, her decision to make her private struggles public will have greatly served the public interest.

Bloomberg Encourages Clinton To Run For Mayor

Posted 12.04.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg encouraged Secretary of State Hillary Clinton-- widely held to be a frontrunner in the 2016 presidential race-- to instead en...

Will Bloomberg Use Super PAC In 2013 Mayoral Race?

Posted 10.24.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg isn't ruling out the possibility of using his new Super PAC to influence the 2013 mayoral race in New York City. When aske...

A Job Description for the Next Mayor of New York

Steven Cohen | Posted 11.10.2012 | New York
Steven Cohen

While nothing in local politics is ever simple, everything about local politics is very immediate and very real. The next mayor of New York City will have a significant impact on the future of this city.

The Most Powerful Labor Leader In NYC

New York Observer | Posted 09.17.2012 | New York

On the night last month when Grace Meng won a tightly contested Democratic primary for a new Congressional seat in Queens, she took the stage at a pac...

Stringer-Gate? Burglars Swipe Laptops With Sensitive Info From Manhattan Prez

Posted 06.26.2012 | New York

The NYPD is investigating a break-in at the campaign office of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, CBS New York reports. Someone forcibly ente...

More Scandal: John Liu Campaign Treasurer Arrested For Fraud

Posted 02.28.2012 | New York

Embattled comptroller John Liu received another blow in his ongoing fundraising scandal with Tuesday's arrest of his campaign treasurer Jia "Jenny" Ho...

They're Off!

Henry J. Stern | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

Considering political campaigns as conducted on a four-year cycle, we are now in the second lap of the race to succeed Mayor Bloomberg.

How Rumors Grow Into Votes, or Don't

Lila Nordstrom | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lila Nordstrom

The Bowery Residents Committee, which operates a number of programs for the homeless in NYC, intends to combine several of their facilities into a vertical "campus" taking over a 12-story loft building.

Bill Thompson Eyes 2013 Mayoral Race | DANNY HAKIM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Former Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., who lost to Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg in an unexpectedly close race in November, said on Tuesday that he ...