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Appointing the Mayor's Detail

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

Who selects the head of Michael Bloomberg's security detail? Is it the mayor or Police Commissioner Ray Kelly? That's the question some are asking as the detail's longtime head retires.

Obama and Rudy Giuliani: What the President Should Learn From Rudy's First Term

Matt Littman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Matt Littman

Here's the thing about Rudy in that first time: if there was a crime, Rudy was on the scene. He was like Batman. If there was an issue, maybe it wasn't Rudy's business, but Rudy made his voice heard.

Astoria Characters: The Proud Parader

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

The famed Manhattan St. Patrick's Day Parade excludes gays and lesbians. Brendan Fay and his peers were allowed to march on Fifth Avenue only once -- in 1991.

The Mayoral Race That Wasn't

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The lack of enthusiasm for Bill Thompson has roots in more than a super-rich opponent. New York City believes in the values of the Democrats, but doesn't trust them to produce strong leaders on the local level.

Twas the Night Before Christmas

Len Levitt | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Levitt

On the night before Christmas, former police commissioner Bill Bratton finally received an answer to his longstanding dinner invitation to Ray Kelly.

Patriarch of Maloney Clan, Clif Maloney, Passes On

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jim Luce

Clif, 71, husband of Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, passed away in September after climbing one of the tallest mountains in the world, Mt. Cho Oyu, between Nepal and China.

You're No David Dinkins

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

As this summer has reminded us, race remains a more insidious and pervasive issue than some of us realized and may have a greater impact on Obama's fate in 2010 and 2012 than it did in 2008.

Bloomberg v. Giuliani -- Yes or No?

Jarrett Murphy | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Jarrett Murphy

While Bloomberg has spoken to the better angels of our nature, that doesn't necessarily mean that he has lived up to all his admirably high-minded promises.

Paterson: Racism Remarks Misunderstood

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York Gov. David Paterson says his comments last week suggesting some of his critics were motivated by racial bias have been misunders...

Dinkins, Obama Not Buying Paterson Race Claim

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Governor Paterson's claims of racist mistreatment by the media seem to have fallen on deaf ears in New York and beyond. The New York Times reports ...

Why Call It Charity Care?

David R. Jones, Esq. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David R. Jones, Esq.

A 5 percent threshold of free medical care to qualify a nonprofit hospital for tax exemptions and public funding is not unreasonable. Or else, why call it charity care?

African-American Firsts In New York

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In 1911, Samuel Battle became the "first black officer to join" the NYPD. Today, nearly 100 years later, the intersection at West 135th Street and Le...

Today In HuffPost New York

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

The state's new sort-of-lieutenant-governor is Richard Ravitch. It would be an honor to be appointed to the second highest job in the state - if it weren't for the fact that the whole deal is probably going to be thrown out in court.

What Both Parties Can Learn from New York

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

If the Republicans were willing and able to nominate Bloomberg-type candidates in other parts of the country, the Democratic moment may dissipate pretty quickly.

Sam Stein

Ex-NYC Mayor Dinkins Breaks Silence On Giuliani

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The collapse of Rudy Giuliani's presidential campaign in Florida may have been perceived as a sudden if not spectacular political phenomenon. But the ...

Sam Stein

The Battle For Harlem Heats Up

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

On the corner of 130th Street and Malcolm X Blvd in New York sits Sen. Barack Obama's Harlem headquarters. It is a lively place, with full glass windo...