Council Speaker Christine Quinn picked up the endorsement Tuesday of 32BJ, a big regional union that represents cleaning workers, doormen and security guards.
The day after the city's teacher's union endorsed Democrat Bill Thompson for mayor, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota presented himself as the choice for voters skeptical of the union.
After weeks of campaigning, dozens of forums, and a slew of endorsements, the 2013 mayor's race is beginning to take shape. With 81 days until the primary, WNYC's politics team, reporters Anna Sale and Brigid Bergin, join Brian to discuss the race and we open the phones and ask: Have you made up your mind? Why? What's been the most interesting story line of the race so far? If you haven't decided, what are you waiting to hear? Call 212-433-9692 or post your mayoral-race take below!
For the candidates, union backing can be an important seal of approval on their policies, and for the unions with the mobilization muscle, an important turnout machine.
A group of Muslim New Yorkers is suing the NYPD over police surveillance in mosques and Muslim organizations. The federal lawsuit alleges that the NYPD violated the constitution by targeting law-abiding Muslims for surveillance and asks that any records collected from the surveillance be destroyed.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn started the week with a one-two punch in her campaign for mayor. First, she gave a speech in which she questioned whether her opponents' credentials stacked up to her record. Then, she rolled out an endorsement from the Teamsters.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency has shrunk the area along the New Jersey shore that it considers vulnerable to high wave action during hurricanes and other storms.
Democrats are lining up for a primary battle in the U.S. Senate race in New Jersey. Meanwhile, Governor Chris Christie is "slow jamming" the news with late night talk show host Jimmy Fallon, and scooping up support for his reelection from unlikely sources: Democrats dubbed "Christie-crats."
Two days after Mayor Michael Bloomberg presented his post-Sandy resiliency plan to the city, the Democratic candidates for mayor gathered at a Queens forum before an audience that was highly critical of the mayor's record.
It's summer and the mayoral candidates have gotten into a bit of a rut. The Center for an Urban Future and NYU's Wagner School of Public Service want to mix up the debate, and they looked outside New York to do it.
Thousands of city workers crowded the sidewalks around City Hall at a rally on Wednesday and blasted their problems with the current mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and they unequivocally declared that they see the next mayoral election as a chance to reject the status quo.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg is recommending that the city look into creating a new neighborhood along the East River shoreline as part of his wide-ranging plan to get the city to prepare for climate change.
All the candidates for the open U.S. Senate seat in New Jersey have gotten their signature petitions in, and it's a crowded field. On the Democratic side, there's a celebrity mayor, two long-serving Congressmen, and the Speaker of the state assembly. On the Republican side, the best known-candidate is a former mayor who has lost two statewide races, but he's got Tea Party credentials in his right pocket.
A day after announcing his bid for U.S. Senate, Newark Mayor Cory Booker was greeted like a rock star at North Jersey Pride in Maplewood on Sunday.
Facing expulsion, the once-powerful Brooklyn Democrat Vito Lopez said Saturday he'd resign Monday, at 9 am. Word, which came in a rare Saturday press release from Sheldon Silver, came only after Silver himself faced increasing pressure to step down from his leadership post.
John Catsimatidis is super-rich, off-the-cuff, at times a little odd, and totally enmeshed in political life.
Joe Lhota calls Port Authority police officers "mall cops," as other candidates tap dance around the politics of bike lanes. And Corruption sweeps Albany. Again.
There’s a sense that the widening corruption probe is a sad end to what once seemed to be a promising moment for black political power in Albany.
A federal judge has unsealed the names of elected officials recorded on a wire by ex-state Sen. Shirley Huntley — including six sitting state Senators and one current Councilman.