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New York City Mayoral Race

Swinging for the Fences: How and Why I Decided to Run for Mayor

Sal F. Albanese | Posted 08.16.2014 | New York
Sal F. Albanese

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.

Jason Linkins

New Yorkers Drop-Kick Michael Bloomberg And His Legacy Over The East River | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.06.2013 | Politics

By this time Wednesday, what little "2013 Election Night" we are going to have will be in the books and the pieces attempting to weave together a Gran...

Sloppy, Slanted 'Journalism': New York Daily News' Coverage of Carriage Horses

Kathy Stevens | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Kathy Stevens

I understand that the New York Daily News is on the side of the carriage horse drivers. What I don't understand is how the paper can call its coverage of the issue "journalism."

What Was Not Debated Last Night

Jack Hidary | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Jack Hidary

The final mayoral debate was last night and The New York Times summed it up this headline: "Lhota and de Blasio Mock Each Other's Résumés." With a ...

Jason Linkins

Anthony Weiner Manages To Blame The Media For His Problems In The Strangest Way Possible | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics

Forgive me if I'm glossing over some of the fine points here, but let's try to recall a basic timeline of Anthony Weiner's life in the past few years....

Jason Linkins

What Are Losing Candidates Doing With Their Last Few Days Of Campaigning In 2013? | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics

There aren't a whole lot of high-profile electoral races happening in the next few days, and the highest profile among them -- the New Jersey and Virg...

Let's Trade Rent-Stabilization for Real Housing Affordability

Joe Melaragno | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Joe Melaragno

Housing costs in New York City are out of control and we must do something to address them before it's too late. We need to accomplish two key goals: ...

Note to New NYC Mayor: Continue Bloomberg's Focus on Our Schools

Michael Haberman | Posted 12.14.2013 | New York
Michael Haberman

By continuing to make schools a citywide priority -- and by tying them to the future of this City -- Bloomberg inspired everyone from private citizens to small business owners to Fortune 500 CEO's to realize that they can and must do something to help.

A Path to an Affordable New York City

Joe Melaragno | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Joe Melaragno

Very few civic leaders discuss the root cause of high housing costs. One of the primary reasons housing prices are so high in New York City is because of restrictive zoning that puts an extremely prohibitive limitation on housing supply.

A Tale of Two New Yorks on Race

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 11.16.2013 | New York
Ian Reifowitz

There are many tales that can be told about New York on race. The news of recent days allows observers to focus on two that stand diametrically opposed to one another.

A Tale of Two Tonys

Meryl Branch-McTiernan | Posted 11.11.2013 | New York
Meryl Branch-McTiernan

Americans are suckers for a redemption story. You make a mistake, go to rehab, and come back reformed. A clearly defined arc. But if we've learned anything from our favorite television dramas, men like Tony Soprano make the same mistakes time after time.

Third Term Problems for Bloomberg and Quinn

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

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.

Weiner Hopes For Primary Win

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011 following a sexting scandal. After a strong debut in this year's New York City mayoral race, Weiner plum...

Where To Cast Your Vote For Tuesday's Primary

Posted 09.10.2013 | New York

Tuesday marks the day for New York City's mayoral primary, when registered Democrats and Republicans will cast their ballot along party lines to choos...

A Mayor De Blasio and the Impact on National Progressive Politics

Nathan Newman | Posted 11.09.2013 | Politics
Nathan Newman

This Tuesday is the Democratic primary for mayor in New York City. And the frontrunner to win the primary is Bill de Blasio, who has made an unapologetic appeal to voters that addressing inequality in the City will be his priority if mayor.

Don't Kill (Children) Bill - An Open Invitation to Bill de Blasio

Matthew Chapman | Posted 11.05.2013 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Here are ten good reasons for Bill de Blasio to change his mind about ramming a massive two acre, ten story high garbage site into the heart of a residential neighborhood with over 2200 public housing residents within a quarter mile.

The Feminist Case for Christine Quinn

Ellen Chesler | Posted 10.28.2013 | Politics
Ellen Chesler

Chris Quinn has been a powerful agent of progress and change. Why must she work twice as hard and get half the credit she deserves for that effort?

Times Weighs In On NYC Mayoral Race

The Huffington Post | Braden Goyette | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics

The New York Times has endorsed two candidates in New York's 2013 mayoral race: City Council Speaker Christine Quinn for the Democratic primary and fo...

The One Surprising Thing NYC's Mayoral Candidates Can Agree On...

The Huffington Post | Ashley Alman | Posted 08.22.2013 | New York

During a series of rapid fire questions at the New York City mayoral debate Wednesday evening, the candidates certainly had their differences. But whe...

Bloomberg Secretly Conducted Poll For NYPD Chief: Report

The Huffington Post | Peter Finocchiaro | Posted 08.19.2013 | New York

If Michael Bloomberg had his way, the campaign to name his successor might look very different. While the New York City mayor has declined so far t...

Weiner's Sexting Partner Hosting Event At NYC Strip Club

Posted 08.13.2013 | New York

Anthony Weiner may be dropping in the polls, but his estranged sexting partner, 23-year-old Sydney Leathers, could climb an actual pole Tuesday night-...

Anthony Weiner Gets Skewered By Irate Voter

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Apparently Sydney Leathers isn't the only person disappointed in New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner. According to PolitickerNY, 35-year...

Jason Linkins

News Organizations Struggle With The Word 'Slutbag' | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.06.2013 | Politics

Last night, the exemplar of politesse that is the Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign took a turn that we should have perhaps expected, when his communica...

Electile Dysfunction

Shan Wells | Posted 09.30.2013 | Denver
Shan Wells


Jason Linkins

Weiner Communications Director Fires Back At 'Slutbag' Campaign Intern, Shoots Self In Foot | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

Earlier Tuesday, we brought you word of Olivia Nuzzi, a former intern to New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner who had begun dishing inside-t...