It's one week until primary day, and tonight is the last debate among the Democratic hopefuls for mayor. Kate Taylor of The New York Times and WNYC political reporter Brigid Bergin, discuss the latest developments, and how candidates are making the final push.
Note: WNYC will air tonight's debate at 8pm, and have audio available online tomorrow morning.
The Democratic mayoral candidates will take the debate stage for one final time Tuesday night before next week's primary election.
The day’s festivities began on a more muted note, as candidates reacted to the news of the shooting death of a 1 year-old Brooklyn boy on Sunday evening. The top Democrats running for mayor were united in their call for expanded community policing efforts, but that didn't stop them from criticizing each other.
It's Labor Day Weekend and that means there's only one full week left before the Sept. 10 primary election.
It's close to 7:30 a.m. on a windy, cloud-covered morning, as Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson arrives to greet voters at a subway stop on the Prospect Heights side of Flatbush Avenue in Brooklyn.
In a tight mayoral field, each candidate tries to gain that edge to propel them into the September 10th primary. That often means deploying surrogates like Bill de Blasio's Caribbean American wife, Christine Quinn's Irish American father or Anthony Weiner's Jewish mother. They know the candidates policies, but, more importantly, can vouch for the candidates personally.
Five of the Democratic candidates for mayor debated for the first time on network television Tuesday night. In a campaign season that's been packed with almost daily mayoral forums, the candidates are well-practiced when it comes to laying out their positions on the issues. But with less than four weeks until the primary, they're sharpening their attacks on each other.
Former comptroller and Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson's first round of TV ads hit the airwaves Tuesday, as did a second ad from Council Speaker Christine Quinn.
Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has shot to first place among the pack of Democratic mayoral candidates, with support from 30 percent of likely primary voters according to the latest Quinnipiac poll released Tuesday.
The candidates for New York City Comptroller each took shots at each other over how their campaigns are funded at a debate Monday night.
WNYC is one of the official sponsors for the Campaign Finance Board debates. Brian Lehrer previews the Comptroller, Public Advocate, and Mayoral debates -- all happening over the next two weeks -- with his co-moderator Errol Louis of NY1. Plus: all the info you need to get ready for the debates, and how you can suggest a question.
In the first debate of the 2013 comptroller's race, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former Governor Eliot Spitzer went toe-to-toe on Friday over why each one is best poised to be the city's chief money manager. The debate showed how the Democratic candidates differ in style and substance.
Lawyer and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke is endorsing Christine Quinn for mayor.
After nearly three years, the New York City Board of Elections has a new executive director. The ten commissioners appointed Staten Island Democrat Michael Ryan in a vote of six-to-three. One commissioner wasn't present for the vote.
City Council Speaker and mayoral candidate Christine Quinn tangled with rival Bill Thompson Tuesday over his record in the comptroller's office. Her comments were some of the sharpest critiques of his record to date.
Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, talks about the Campaign Finance Board's decision to prohibit John Liu from receiving public matching funds for his mayoral campaign.
His lawyer called the "death penalty" for the campaign.
We've gone from talking about garbage removal in the Mayor's race straight into the potty. It's now almost impossible to talk about the New York City Mayor's race without using some pretty terrible language.
Mayoral candidate Bill Thompson released new tax information late Friday afternoon, but the Democrat isn't releasing his full returns publicly.
A plan to rezone Midtown Manhattan's East Side has moved another step forward, thanks to support from Manhattan Borough President and City Comptroller candidate Scott Stringer.