Friday, November 08, 2013
By Brigid Bergin : Reporter
After 10 months on the campaign trail, Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, are taking some well-earned time off after he appears at the Somos El Futuro conference in Puerto Rico this week. But with just eight weeks before someone hands him the keys to City Hall, there are conversations to be had, even if it’s while decompressing on the beach.
Here are five things Mayor-elect de Blasio may be mulling between now and Jan. 1.
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
Bill de Blasio romped last night, winning the vast majority of election precincts, no matter which racial group was dominant.
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Our flagship station WNYC has asked voters going to the polls today in New York and New Jersey to send in their voter selfies. We'd like you to send yours, too. Tweet @wnyc using the hashtag #VoterSelfie or send in via our website. Details after the jump.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
A week from election day Gov. Chris Christie is trouncing his Democratic opponent, Barbara Buono.
Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Joe Lhota remembered his talking points in Tuesday night's debate. Unfortunately for him, he said little to fundamentally alter the trajectory of the race, where Bill de Blasio is beating him by over 40 points. And in the most raucous exchange of the campaign, de Blasio and Lhota heatedly debated the legacies of David Dinkins and Rudy Giuliani, harkening back to a time a dwindling number of voters remember.
Sunday, September 22, 2013
By Ilya Marritz
The election to decide the number two job in city government is a little more than a week away, and both candidates seem to be betting that an anti-Bloomberg message will resonate with voters.
Monday, September 16, 2013
Bill Thompson has scheduled an 11am press conference today, at which he is expected to withdraw from the mayoral race. Brigid Bergin, WNYC politics reporter, discusses the breaking news. And Dick Dadey, Executive Director of Citizens Union, discuss why the vote count has been so problematic, why turnout is so low, and what to do about it.
Wednesday, September 11, 2013
The teachers union spent a lot of political capital by endorsing Bill Thompson's in the Democratic primary race for mayor. It hasn't endorsed a mayoral candidate since 2001. But with rival Bill de Blasio the clear winner of Tuesday's vote, the union is now in the awkward position of hoping for the next best thing: a runoff.
Monday, September 09, 2013
By Kate Hinds
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.
Sunday, September 08, 2013
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.