On February 4th, when the Teamsters pulled support from a bill, they never agreed to in the first place, the Mayor sat in his SUV for 16 minutes, rather than face the men and women in top hats on the steps of city hall.
Sex assault and rape are huge problems on our campuses in New York and across the country. Indeed, evidence suggests that the information gap in this area adds to the problem and proves to be highly misleading for students and families.
On October 31, 2012, New York City was reeling. Hurricane Sandy had unleashed unprecedented destruction on huge swaths of the five boroughs. In Breezy Point, Queens, dozens of homes burned like islands of fire surrounded by the rising sea.
Known as the 91st Street Marine Transfer Station (or locally as "The Bloomberg Dump"), it will occupy 2 acres and be 10 stories high. Hundreds of garbage trucks a day will bring thousands of tons of garbage and then dump it into barges.
Quinn's main challenge was to endorse policy positions that resonate because they really would change business as usual, even if they don't change everything one might wish changed. Had she done that, her campaign might have gone differently.
If you can't dish it out as well as take it, you'd better stay home, and everyone knows it. But only for a female candidate is this perceived as a negative -- although its absence would be equally perceived as a lack of assertiveness, an inability to play the game, an unfitness for office.
LGBT politicos are in denial if they don't see this race as a harbinger of the future, in New York and throughout the country. It was a reflection of the advances that the LGBT community has made in New York, with LGBT voters rejecting simplistic identity politics and voting on broader issues.
Today, after a Democratic primary in which the strongest Bloomberg critic of all the candidates won a resounding and broad victory, a different picture of Bloomberg's mayoralty, one that is grounded in his less successful third term, is emerging.