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Mayoral hoepfuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent much of their first debate discussing the city’s fiscal issues — income equality, affordable housing, tax subsidies and rent for charter schools.
Last week, Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill de Blasio agreed with actor Alec Baldwin that the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk policy is “lazy.”
The 60-minute debate touched on a range of issues, including income inequality, affordable housing and charter schools.
Joe Lhota shrugged off the billionaire businessman and philanthropist’s assessment of the race and says he still has “an opportunity to win.”
He’s not done yet. Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes lost the Democratic primary and said that he would not seek re-election. Now he says he’s on the ballot and in it to win it,
About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.
“The next leader of our city must bring the right kind of change. That doesn’t mean change from independent leadership to be a mayor beholden to special interest, that doesn’t mean change that tears down any of the improvements that might have happened and that doesn’t mean change that reverses the policies that have made us the safest large city in America,” Lhota said.
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have taken their differences in the New York City mayoral race to the corridors of power in Washington, where the healthcare debate has led to a partial government shutdown.
Bill De Blasio’s ascension has created a sense of nervousness within some corners of the city’s business community, which prospered during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year reign and is fearful of more liberal policies emanating from City Hall.
The primaries are over and New York City is gearing up for the showdown between mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota.
“I don’t take anything for granted,” de Blasio told 1010 WINS. “Even though this is a wonderful poll, we’ve over a month ahead and we’re going to work very hard.”
Charles Hynes, who’s served as Brooklyn’s top prosecutor for 24 years, lost in the Democratic primary to Kenneth Thompson. He had said he would not actively campaign after losing.
Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota has tried to distance himself from the chaos in Washington.
There was vows Wednesday from the Democratic and Republican candidates for mayor that there will be zero tolerance on their watch for the so-called motorcycle “wilding” that has stunned the city.