Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced a diverse and seasoned team to lead his transition Wednesday morning, after a "cordial" meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he said offered "helpful advice" in building a new city government.
"We had an extraordinary night, but today is now the first day of a six-to-eight-week sprint to prepare our new administration,"...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 »
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota entered their final stretch of campaigning before Tuesday’s election as a new poll showed the Democratic front-runner holding firmly to a commanding lead.
De Blasio has 65% support from likely voters, compared to Republican Lhota’s 24%, according to a Wall Street Journal/NBC 4 New York/Marist survey.
Both candidates took to the pulpit at Harlem churches yesterday....Read more »
Republican Joe Lhota strode into Staten Island’s Halloween Extravaganza at Bloomingdale Park with fistfuls of Gobstoppers and Tootsie Pops and Baby Ruths. He didn’t hand out palm cards or pamphlets or fliers. He barely asked for anyone’s vote.
“You got no literature? Where’s your literature?” Lhota endorser and borough president James Molinaro asked the candidate.
These are the final...Read more »
Kathryn Lhota smiled warmly as she chatted with Loretta Sellitti on Wednesday at the Arrochar Friendship Club senior center on Staten Island. A less visible presence on the stump with her dad, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, than rival Bill de Blasio’s two teenagers, the 22-year-old said she’s been busy behind the scenes.
“You’re going to need a vacation after [the campaign],” Sellitti,...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 »
Every 30 seconds count for mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, who’s running out of time to close the polling gulf with Bill de Blasio.
With two weeks until Election Day, experts said de Blasio’s ads consistently have conveyed a clear message, while Lhota’s spots mostly attack his rival and do not say enough about the candidate or what he would do for the city.
“At every turn, de Blasio reminds...Read more »
During Bill Clinton’s presidency, his strategists wielded the buzzword “triangulation.”
Fans defined the concept as using progressive policies to quell conservative concerns. Detractors called it nothing more than political difference-splitting.
Whether it’s triangulating, or just being a politician, Bill de Blasio — a Clintonista by background — sounds bent on convincing less-liberal...Read more »
Bill de Blasio held fast to his almost 3-1 lead over mayoral rival Joe Lhota in a poll released Monday that showed voters remain most concerned about jobs, schools and crime.
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said Democrat de Blasio “probably can start drafting his inauguration speech,” as he topped Republican Joe Lhota 68% to 24% among likely voters,...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 »