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New York Mayoral Race

Mayor Bill De Blasio Sets The Record Straight On Atheism Rumors

Posted 11.09.2013 | Religion

Newly elected Mayor of New York Bill de Blasio crushed accusations that he is an atheist on Tuesday, reports Politicker. Five sound trucks promotin...

Anthony Weiner, Cable News Pundit?

The Huffington Post | Jack Mirkinson | Posted 11.25.2013 | Media

When Anthony Weiner resigned from Congress in 2011, speculation immediately arose that he would start a career in cable news or some other media platf...

Bill De Blasio vs. Joe Lhota: The NYC Mayor Candidates On Issues Affecting Blacks

Posted 09.16.2013 | Black Voices

The New York City primary is finally finished and the race to become the next mayor of Gotham has come down to Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota. With ...

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...

Weiner's Thoughts On 'Poor People Jobs' Spark Backlash

The Huffington Post | Michael McLaughlin | Posted 08.21.2013 | Politics

Never one to avoid creating a stir, Anthony Weiner unleashed another head-turning phrase Tuesday night at a debate among Democratic candidates for may...

New Leader In NYC Mayoral Race

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 08.14.2013 | Politics

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio leads the Democratic primary field for the city's 2013 mayoral elections, according to a Quinnipiac Unive...

Is Anthony Weiner to Blame for the Media Circus in the New York City Mayoral Race?

Mario Almonte | Posted 10.07.2013 | Media
Mario Almonte

Journalists and bloggers, like giggling, grade-school children, can't seem to contain themselves over the opportunity to make fun of the boy in the mayoral race with a name that sounds like a male body part.

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...

Weiner Rivals Adjust To Campaign 'Debacle'

AP | JONATHAN LEMIRE | Posted 09.30.2013 | Politics

NEW YORK — Mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn suddenly finds herself in demand on national political television talk shows, and they all want to as...

Weiner: 'Quit Isn't The Way We Roll In New York City'

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, who has faced a severe drop in the polls after admitting to sending inappropriate messages and photos ...

Entertainer And Activist Harry Belafonte Endorses NY Mayoral Candidate

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

Civil rights activist and singer Harry Belafonte is throwing his support behind New York mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio, according to the Daily New...

Gillibrand Dodges Weiner 'Friend' Question

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.30.2013 | Politics

With less than two months to go before New York City holds its Sept. 10 Democratic primary for mayor, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) is leaving that...

David Axelrod: Anthony Weiner 'Is Wasting Time And Space'

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

David Axelrod, former senior advisor to President Barack Obama, chimed in on the New York City mayoral race on Sunday, revealing his thoughts on forme...

Impulses Gone Wild: The Weiner Brand Is Bad for New York

Adam Hanft | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics
Adam Hanft

Anthony Weiner's lack of discipline is a striking and risky metaphor for the undisciplined, licentious, out-of-control New York City that persisted in the public consciousness through its near-bankruptcy, and the crime-drenched, dysfunctional decades of the '60s and '70s.

No, Mr. Weiner, NYers Quit Things All The Time

The Huffington Post | Victor Brand | Posted 07.25.2013 | New York

New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner recently announced that he would not be dropping out of the race, despite the revelation on ...

Cindy McCain: Anthony Weiner Is A 'Predator'

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 07.24.2013 | Politics

Cindy McCain is not buying Anthony Weiner's apology for his latest sexting scandal. In a tweet posted Wednesday morning, McCain shared her unfiltered ...

NYC Schools Chancellor Slams Democratic Mayoral Candidates

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 05.20.2013 | New York

New York City Schools Chancellor Dennis Walcott criticized democratic mayoral candidates Saturday, telling a crowd of educators and school administrat...

Making the Case for Anthony Weiner

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The other Democrats in the race, including front runner and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, are respectable, decent, well-credentialed people. But are they the bright lights of the big city?

Cyclists Must Be Part of the Long-Term Plan for New York

Benjamin Shepard | Posted 04.22.2013 | New York
Benjamin Shepard

In recent weeks we have seen both widespread appreciation for cycling as a solution to problems ranging from climate chaos to congestion and health, as well as a potential wedge issue for politicians running against Bloomberg's record as they run for office.

Bloomberg Sets Record For Personal Spending In Pursuit Of Public Office

nytimes.com | MICHAEL BARBARO and DAVID W. CHEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Michael R. Bloomberg, the Wall Street mogul whose fortune catapulted him into New York's City Hall, has set another staggering financial record: He ha...

Bloomberg Takes Robocalls To The Next Level, Microtargeting Population With 75 Different Calls

AP | SARA KUGLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK – Mayor Michael Bloomberg has spent millions of dollars to get inside the head of every New York City voter, hundreds of thousands of w...

Schumer, Gillibrand To Endorse Thompson For Mayor

Schumer and Gillibrand Endorsing Thompson | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand will endorse fellow Bill Thompson for mayor at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Union Square, according to sources fam...

Mayor Bloomberg's Mini-Victory

Dan Collins | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Collins

For a normal mortal, Michael Bloomberg's 5-point mayoral win would be a healthy victory. For him, it looks like a desperate scraping of the barrel.

New York Democrats Prefer Cuomo To Paterson By A 3-1 Margin: Poll

newsday.com | Henry Goldman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New York Democrats prefer Attorney General Andrew Cuomo to Gov. David A. Paterson next year by a 3-1 margin, while blacks favor Cuomo 2 to 1 over the...

The Days Of David Dinkins Revisited, Revised

nytimes.com | Michael Powell | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Do you really want to go back to the bad old days of Mayor David N. Dinkins? Rudolph W. Giuliani, as he had done before, indelicately broached this rh...