UFT president Michael Mulgrew once said he'd make Bill Thompson mayor. As it turns out, he helped him bow out.
It was a campaign that began with verbal punches and escalated at one point to a slap in the face between supporters. But, in the end, there was an embrace.
Election workers have begun double-checking votes from Tuesday's primary. The so-called re-canvassing could go on for days.
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota visited a Chabad-Lubavitch center in Queens today, where he paid his respects to the late Rebbe Menachem Schneerson. Schneerson, a Chabad-Lubavitch leader, died in 1994. Thousands of people from around the world visit Schneerson's grave and leave blessings and prayers. Lhota also left a blessing, saying it was private but had to do with "the future of New York City."
Bill de Blasio has picked up the backing of major labor unions that had previously supported Christine Quinn in the primary.
Former MTA Chairman Joe Lhota won the Republican primary for mayor last night, beating out billionaire businessman John Catsimatidis and Doe Fund founder George McDonald. And by the end of the night, he had already begun campaigning against the first place finisher in the Democratic primary, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio.
The top two Republican candidates for mayor argued over topics ranging from firefighters' safety on 9/11 to the safety of kittens recently rescued from subway tracks.
Former Congressman Anthony Weiner and former governor Eliot Spitzer aren’t the only scandal-stained politicians staging a comeback this fall. Vito Lopez — who resigned from the Assembly this spring after a series of sexual harassment allegations — is running for City Council.
The new Quinnipiac University poll has Public Advocate Bill de Blasio leading the pack with support from 43 percent of likely voters. If that number holds -- and it's just inside the poll's margin of error - de Blasio would avoid a runoff.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn accused Public Advocate Bill de Blasio of being a hypocrite after the Daily News reported his campaign received thousands of dollars in donations from people on his own "Worst Landlords Watchlist." De Blasio's campaign hit back, saying some of those donors contributed to Quinn's campaign as well.
It’s been a heated race for public advocate, who’s next in line to succeed the mayor if he or she is unable to serve. But with mayoral hopefuls also battling it out in a tight contest, it’s been hard for the candidates to get traction.
It's Labor Day Weekend and that means there's only one full week left before the Sept. 10 primary election.
The Quinnipiac University poll says the two candidates for comptroller, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and former governor Eliot Spitzer, are neck and neck -- with each carrying 46 percent of likely voters in the upcoming primary.
A new poll has public advocate Bill de Blasio way ahead in the Democratic primary for mayor — and just points away from avoiding a runoff in the election.
Gristedes owner and philanthropist John Catsimatidis is running against former MTA chairman Joe Lhota and Doe Fund founder George McDonald in next month’s Republican primary for mayor. It’s been an unconventional path to politics for the Greek immigrant-turned-billionaire grocer.
The public advocate is known as the city’s watchdog. And the four leading Democratic candidates spent much of a debate Sunday questioning whether their opponents have enough integrity for the job.
With less than three weeks until the primary, the Democratic candidates for mayor are sharpening their attacks on one another. Since two issues, stop-and-frisk and health care, have taken center stage, we've compiled background on where the candidates' stand.
There's just three weeks until the Democratic primary for mayor, with a new candidate leading the pack nearly every week. And that means the frontrunners aren't pulling many punches as they duke it out on the campaign trail.
The mayoral campaigns of Christine Quinn and Bill de Blasio held tense, competing rallies outside the old St. Vincent's hospital site. The two camps slashed at each other's records — and it got physical when a de Blasio supporter slapped two Quinn supporters.
Like his fellow Democratic mayoral candidates, Bill Thompson says he has a plan to improve transportation in New York City.