Thursday, March 21, 2013
Is a rift opening up between Mayor Michael Bloomberg and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn? The two have worked closely but are disagreeing sharply over council legislation that would create an independent monitor for the New York Police Department. It’s one of a number of issues that are showing a rift between the mayor and the woman who hopes to replace him.
Thursday, March 14, 2013
Candidates continue to emerge in the 2013 mayoral race. Azi Paybarah of Capital New York and WNYC's Anna Sale analyze the current field of hopefuls. Plus: Bob Garfield of On The Media explains why some businesses prosper by eschewing social media; the significance of the first Jesuit pope; the future of South Street Seaport; the TSA's new, relaxed stance on small knives; and your calls about Pi(e) Day.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
At a town hall in Paterson -- only the second out of 102 to be held in an urban church, Gov. Chris Christie criticized Speaker of the Assembly, Sheila Oliver (D-Essex) for blocking his school voucher bill. Oliver called the comments a racial provocation.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Former MTA chair Joseph Lhota discusses his campaign to become this year's Republican candidate for mayor. Plus: Slate senior editor Emily Bazelon talks about her new book on bullying; Steven Rattner on Timothy Geithner's legacy; continued exploration of idiomatic phrases; and a call-in on what class you'd be particularly well-suited to teach.
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
UPDATED. MTA Chief Joe Lhota is preparing to step down from his job to enter the race for mayor of New York City. The decision, which has been privately and publicly backed by former Mayor Rudy Giuliani, roils both the 2013 race and the future of the MTA as it faces $5.2 billion in reconstruction costs after the devastation caused by Sandy.
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
The City Council's Finance Committee chairman says he's decided not to run for city comptroller so he can devote himself to helping his heavily damaged Brooklyn district recover from Superstorm Sandy.
Wednesday, April 25, 2012
New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio claimed the systematic "overzealous” enforcement of what he calls "trivial" violations by city regulators is hurting small businesses.