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Can a Mayor Influence Economic Justice?

Tom Allon | Posted 08.17.2013 | New York
Tom Allon

For the middle class and upper-middle class, the choice is either to trade off a potentially well-funded retirement or to consign one's children to decades of debt in order to receive a strong education.

Everyone Loves a Weiner: Why Anthony Weiner Will Be the Next Mayor of New York

Mario Almonte | Posted 07.29.2013 | New York
Mario Almonte

Make all the jokes you want. The next mayor of New York City will be Anthony Weiner. The current crop of mayoral candidates is so mediocre that, until Weiner's entry last week, Election Day was on its way to attracting one of the lowest voter turnouts in history.

Quiet and Methodical: The Bill Thompson Campaign for NYC Mayor

Dominic Carter | Posted 07.14.2013 | New York
Dominic Carter

Bill Thompson is running a quiet and methodical race to be elected mayor. If may just work. Boy, this primary is going to be fun.

Thompson Raises More Than Quinn, Lhota And De Blasio In Last Two Months

DNAinfo | Posted 05.14.2013 | New York

NEW YORK CITY — Mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson had a surge in fundraising over the past two months, raising nearly double the amount of money he did ...

Bill Thompson on Yetta Kurland LIVE!

Yetta Kurland | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Yetta Kurland

This week, I spoke to mayoral candidate Bill Thompson about ending pay-to-play, paid sick leave, affordable housing and a lot more. Listen below: Or...

Why Quinn Leads Race for NYC Mayor

John Tepper Marlin | Posted 04.21.2013 | New York
John Tepper Marlin

New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is ahead in a recent poll. Based on her performance at the NY Law School breakfast, I would say that Speaker Quinn will continue to lead the pack come September 10.


Posted 08.15.2012 | New York

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is still polling ahead of her likely Democratic rivals for mayor. The latest Quinnipiac poll gives Quinn-- who wo...

DeCosta Headley -- Good Will Grows in Brooklyn

Jim Luce | Posted 09.16.2012 | Impact
Jim Luce

Few figures in Brooklyn's business, political and philanthropic communities can bring a diverse group of professionals together for a worthy cause, year after year. DeCosta Headley Sr. is one of those rare, powerful individuals.

Quinn Gains 20-point Lead in Dem Primary Race Poll

Dominic Carter | Posted 06.25.2012 | New York
Dominic Carter

If you're City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the race for NYC Mayor can't get here fast enough. But historically, good news for front-runners can also be bad news.


Posted 04.24.2012 | New York

The 2013 race to succeed three-term New York City Mayor Bloomberg has a frontrunner. City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) has a 20 p...

10 Must-See Painting Shows: April 2012

Steven Zevitas | Posted 06.11.2012 | Arts
Steven Zevitas

There are dozens of notable painting exhibitions on view in the United States this month. In an art world that is overly obsessed with the next hot th...

Is Christine Quinn the Next Mayor of NYC?

Dominic Carter | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Dominic Carter

Quinn does have an interesting background. I have interviewed her on NY1 News many times over the years, and have been impressed, literally watching her go from an outsider to one of the most powerful positions in the city.

David Moye

WATCH: Pumpkin Chuckers Aim To Squash Football As Top Thanksgiving Sport | David Moye | Posted 11.24.2011 | Weird News

One of the highlights of Thanksgiving is gathering around the TV to watch an oblong spheroid fly through the air. For millions of Americans, the ob...

Pulling the Trigger: U.S. Supreme Court Threatens Campaign Finance Reform in NYC

Morgan Pehme | Posted 08.24.2011 | New York
Morgan Pehme

New York City's campaign finance system, often lauded as the best in the nation, is under attack. The United States Supreme Court may be about to severely curtail the role of public financing in elections.

A Train Wreck Named Desire

Henry J. Stern | Posted 08.20.2011 | New York
Henry J. Stern

The teachable moment that emerges from this personal tragedy is that, with many people who we think of as leaders, emotion can overpower reason, and people can and do perform incredibly self-destructive acts.

Will Schwartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Will Schwartz

Within hours of winning their elections, Bill De Blasio, our future public advocate, and John Liu, our comptroller-elect, each demonstrated their own distinct styles of ineptitude.

The Tremendous Potential (and Ultimate Limitations) of Buses

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Improving bus service is the low-hanging fruit, the missing link in the city's transportation network. But there is still considerable opposition to Select Bus Service in New York City.

Why New York and Massachusetts Say No to Obama

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Barbara Probst Solomon

The lesson Obama should have learned from the Kennedys is that you need to know how and when to be tough and how to use your power well.

NYPD Intel's J. Lo Connection

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Intel's head of Dignitary Protection has so much time on his hands that he's moonlighting as security muscle for both baseball and Ray Kelly's new pals, Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony.

White House Didn't Want To Upset Bloomberg

NY Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Obama campaign veterans are finally admitting that President Obama's lackluster endorsement for New York Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson wa...

Why Working Families Are Voting for Bill Thompson

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

Our current mayor has his own ideas about how New York City should work, but it has become increasingly clear that many New Yorkers are left out of his vision.

Why Us? How the Commuter Tax Chips Away at the Self-Sufficient Self-Employed

Samantha Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Samantha Marshall

What makes state legislators -- along with hapless mayoral candidate Bill Thompson -- think we're the perfect source of revenue to close the MTA budget gap?

What Is Bill Thompson Doing With His Email List? Organizing 2.0 and This Next Generation of Web Apps

Chrissie Brodigan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chrissie Brodigan

It turns out that the success of the Obama campaign, touted for its innovation online, cannot be easily resized and applied to improve engagement in local elections.

NYC's Record Homeless Shelter Population and How to Tackle the Crisis

Mary Brosnahan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Mary Brosnahan

Compared to 2002, 45% more New Yorkers are sleeping in municipal homeless shelters each year. Homelessness is rising -- so change the city's policy.

The Chickens#@! Self-Centeredness of Anthony Weiner

Dave Hollander | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dave Hollander

When Bill Thompson came within 5 points of beating Bloomberg, the first thing most of us thought was, "Anthony Weiner could've won." We figured he felt bad enough. So why say it?