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Mayor-elect de Blasio introduces transition team

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(Credit: Bill de Blasio announces his transition team. (Charles Eckert))

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,"...

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Bloomberg remains mum on successor choice as he casts vote

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(Credit: Mayor Michael Bloomberg votes in the 2013 election. (Mayor's Office))

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...

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De Blasio, Lhota enter final stretch of mayoral campaign

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(Credit: Bill de Blasio arrives at First Corinthian Baptist Church with his wife. (Charles Eckert))

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....

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Joe Lhota on the go as clock ticks toward Election Day

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(Credit: Joe Lhota dines in Borough Park. (Craig Ruttle))

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...

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Joe Lhota's daughter: 'We're going to win'

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(Credit: Kathryn Lhota (Linda Rosier))

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,...

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