UPDATED 11:05 P.M.: Here are some of the reactions on Bill de Blasio's election win.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo:
"Tonight New York City voters have opened an exciting new chapter in our State's largest city with the election of incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. On a personal level, it is particularly gratifying to see Bill, a true friend and former colleague, win tonight. He has the experience...Read more »
The city's Board of Elections said there were few technical problems at poll sites Tuesday but acknowledged that the small font used on the ballots confused voters.
Mike Ryan, the board's executive director, said he received calls from New Yorkers saying the 6-point font is hard to read.
Ryan said the small type stemmed from several factors, including the large number of candidates in...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg cast his ballot Tuesday but remained mute on whom he was voting for -- as he's done throughout the election cycle.
The mayor, a resident of the Upper East Side, emerged from his 81st Street polling site around 7:50 a.m. and briefly took questions from the press.
He offered a full-throated endorsement of the voting process, but declined to reveal any specific information...Read more »
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the future for the steeds in Central Park won't be pretty if horse-drawn carriages are banned.
Both Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have said they support a City Council bill that would ban the popular rides. Bloomberg, who has long been an opponent of the bill, said he has no doubt that the 200 horses currently being used would be killed if the industry is shut...Read more »
The state's highest court said Thursday it will hear the city's appeal of the ruling that nixed the soda ban. But it's highly unlikely that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will still be in office when the decision comes down.
The state court of appeals granted the city approval to appeal the lawsuit filed by the beverage companies and other groups that overturned the department of health's proposal...Read more »
Cops arrested 437 bikers for various offenses this year, including 187 arrests for reckless endangerment, according to the NYPD. As of Thursday, police had issued close to 5,500 summonses to bikers and seized 1,440 motorcycles.
"Across the city police have conducted 25 motorcycle-enforcement initiatives to deter and cite dangerous or illegal motorcycle and other motorized bike operation,"...Read more »
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes isn't throwing in the towel.
Just weeks after losing the Democratic primary to Ken Thompson, the 78-year-old prosecutor will be running as a Republican in the general election.
A spokesman for Hynes, who is vying for his seventh term, said the district attorney would elaborate more on his plans next week.
Thompson, a former federal prosecutor,...Read more »
He may be close to three months from leaving from City Hall, but that doesn't mean Mayor Michael Bloomberg has begun to relax.
The mayor got snippy with reporters Thursday while handling off-topic questions at a news conference at Chelsea. Bloomberg refused to talk about his opinion on the candidates vying to replace him despite repeated questions.
"I'm not. There are more important...Read more »
Political debates, TV ads and meet and greets may give New Yorkers some insight into the knowledge of the mayoral candidates, but how much about the Big Apple history do they really know?
Over the last month, amNewYork sat down with some of the mayoral candidates and grilled them on various New York City trivia in a 10-question quiz. The participating candidates had 30 seconds to answer each...Read more »
Eastern Parkway transformed into a Caribbean party Monday as thousands of revelers took part in the 46th Annual West Indian-American Day Parade.
The usual crowds of community Caribbean groups were joined by a who's who of politicians, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner, Bill de Blasio, Eliot Spitzer and Scott Stringer, trying to woo voters with the primaries looming...Read more »