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Mayor Withdraws Midtown East Rezone Plan

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

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Mayor Michael Bloomberg has withdrawn a proposal that would have rezoned an area around Grand Central Terminal known as Midtown East after the City Council couldn't reach agreement on the plan. Under the proposed rezoning, some buildings would have been green-lighted for demolition, to be replaced with taller structures.

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De Blasio's Long, and Lucky, Campaign

Tuesday, November 05, 2013

Bill de Blasio wins this campaign with a mandate and near-unanimous praise for his skills as a political operator. He was right that voters were hungry for something different from Bloomberg, and he gave them a consistent message of change. But after a rough start to his campaign, de Blasio also benefitted from a few lucky breaks.

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This Week in Politics: Who Cares?

Saturday, September 28, 2013

As two Democrats readied for the Tuesday run-off of the Public Advocate, the New York Times released a new documentary that chronicles the end of Speaker Christine Quinn's long run for mayor. Meanwhile, the mayoral candidates still aiming for the 2013 win debated Latin American politics in the 1980s, with some red-hot rhetoric. Marxist playbook, anyone?

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Quinn Endorses de Blasio

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

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.

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Quinn Back at Work, Answering Questions About Election...Sort Of

Thursday, September 12, 2013

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The mayor's race may be over for Christine Quinn, but she still has a few more months in her job as City Council Speaker. Thursday was her first day back at work since the primary election and she was back to playing ringmaster.

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Transportation Nation

EXPLAINER: Where NYC's Mayoral Candidates Stand on Transportation Issues

Monday, September 09, 2013

Most like bikes and buses, but they're iffy on bike lanes. Some have clearly defined transportation platforms, while some don't even mention it on their website. One candidate even wants a monorail system. Here's where the top mayoral candidates stand on transportation.

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Bloomberg Remarks Overshadow Democrats' Final Sprint

Sunday, September 08, 2013

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In a published interview Mayor Michael Bloomberg gave to New York Magazine, he called de Blasio's campaign "class-warfare" and "racist," praised Quinn for "seven and a half years of keeping legislation that never should have made it to the floor," and called on more Russian billionaires to move to the city.

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Schoolbook

Not All Teachers Falling in Line Behind Thompson

Friday, September 06, 2013

The United Federation of Teachers has gone all-out in its endorsement of mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, spending more than $1 million through its political action committee and producing a new television ad. But will teachers follow their union’s lead?

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As Days Dwindle, Dems Vie For Advantage in Testy Debate

Wednesday, September 04, 2013

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As political candidates go, the five Democrats on stage Tuesday night couldn't be more similar. They all rose through New York's Democratic ranks. Four served in the City Council; two have been comptrollers. But judging by the darts aimed squarely at each other, they couldn't have been less happy to find themselves in the same forum.

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Leaps, Sharp Elbows, and Some Sorrow at West Indian Day Parade

Monday, September 02, 2013

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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.

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Christine Quinn Touts, and Has to Explain, Her Long Record

Friday, August 30, 2013

After seven-and-a-half years as the Speaker of City Council, Christine Quinn is  running on a long record — but that’s opened her up to vitriolic protests. On the campaign trail, her command of policy minutiae is clear, but as she adjusts her strategy from that of a one-time frontrunner to a politician campaigning from behind, her positions might take too long to explain.

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On the Mayoral Trail It's A Family Affair

Friday, August 16, 2013

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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.

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Democratic Mayoral Debate Recap

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

After months of mayoral "forums" last night saw the first major television debate between the Democratic candidates for mayor. Bill Ritter, Eyewitness News co-anchor, and Mariela Salgado, reporter for Noticias 41 Univision -- who both helped moderate last night's debate -- recap the highlights, from attacks on Speaker Quinn's economic policy to Bloomberg's education record.

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Dems Sharpen Attacks in Mayoral Debate

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

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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.

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Thompson, Quinn Launch New TV Ads

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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.

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Poll: De Blasio Leaps to First Place

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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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.

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Quinn Endorsed by Sandra Fluke

Wednesday, August 07, 2013

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Lawyer and women's rights activist Sandra Fluke is endorsing Christine Quinn for mayor.

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Current and Would-Be Mayors Differ on Jobs and Fiscal Responsibility

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg and one of the leading candidates to replace him are laying out two very different visions on jobs and fiscal responsibility.

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Quinn, Thompson Spar on Records

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

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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.

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Poll: Weiner Slumps; De Blasio Rises

Monday, July 29, 2013

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The bad news keeps getting worse for Anthony Weiner.

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