Voters can head back to the polls Tuesday to determine who will be the next public advocate.
Councilwoman Letitia James and state Sen. Daniel Squadron, the top-two vote-getters in the Sept. 10 primary, advanced to the runoff election after neither Democrat cracked 40% of the vote to win the nomination outright.
James finished the first round of the primary with 36%, while Squadron came...Read more »
UPDATED 3:37 P.M.: Democrats rallied behind Bill de Blasio Monday after runner-up Bill Thompson bowed out of the mayoral race and a unified party geared up to battle Republican Joe Lhota in November.
“If this were a general election, with consequences about the fundamental direction of our city, you can bet I’d fight to the very last vote,” Thompson told the crowd gathered on the steps...Read more »
When the city is paralyzed by a disaster or other crisis, New Yorkers look to their mayor for leadership and have little patience when they are judged to have come up short.
Edward Koch's defiant tone during a 1980 transit strike won him plaudits, and Rudolph Giuliani's finest hours followed the Sept. 11 attacks. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg caught flak for a slow recovery from a 2010 blizzard...Read more »