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Joe Lhota campaigns in Manhattan on Sept. 5, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Union Showdown Looms For Next Mayor

Many unions are calling for the city’s next mayor to implement retroactive pay raises.

09/05/2013

Bill Thompson, candidate for mayor. (credit: Used with permission via the Thompson Campaign)

Thompson Calls For Move Away From Standardized Testing

In a campaign stop on Staten Island Wednesday morning, Democrat Bill Thompson spelled out his education policy – with a focus on moving away from testing.

09/04/2013

Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn and John Liu participate in a Democratic mayoral debate Sept. 3, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Fends Off Attacks In Final Democratic Mayoral Debate

Bill de Blasio’s party rivals zeroed in on attacking the Democratic front-runner in the mayoral race during their final debate Tuesday night.

09/03/2013

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at an endorsement in Times Square by Local 802, which represents musicians playing in Broadway musicals, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and other musical ensembles on August 12, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Takes 23-Point Lead, Could Avoid Runoff

Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.

09/03/2013

Celebrities Campaign For Mayoral Candidate Bill De Blasio

Second Poll Has De Blasio Well Ahead Of Democratic Rivals For Mayor

The poll by Siena College and The New York Times released Friday shows de Blasio, the public advocate, has 32 percent of likely voters in the Democratic mayoral primary.

08/30/2013

New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio in front of City Hall (file / credit: Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Takes Commanding Lead Among Democrats In NYC Mayoral Race

De Blasio is leading the Democratic pack with 36 percent of likely voters, near the 40 percent that would be needed to avoid a runoff.

08/28/2013

NYC mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson campaigns at Grand Army Plaza, August 27, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Mayoral Hopefuls Pushing For Black Vote As Primary Day Approaches

Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, spent Tuesday morning campaigning outside the Grand Army Plaza subway station.

08/27/2013

NYPD Car  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Overrides Veto Of New NYPD Oversight Measures

Mayor Bloomberg blasts override: “Today’s vote is an example of election year politics at its very worst and political pandering at its most deadly.”

08/22/2013

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls (L-R): Christine Quinn (credit: council.nyc.gov); Bill Thompson (file/credit: Jemal Countess/Getty Images); John Liu (credit: comptroller.nyc.gov); Bill de Blasio (credit: Bryan Bedder/Getty Images for NY1)

De Blasio Slammed By Several Fellow Candidates At Mayoral Debate

Bill de Blasio in particular was the target of several barbs Wednesday evening, as seven Democratic mayoral candidates went head-to-head in their third debate.

08/21/2013

Bill Thompson

Thompson Unveils Plan To Reform Stop-And-Frisk

The Democrat said protecting civil rights and preventing crime do not have to be competing ideas.

08/20/2013

George Capsis, state Sen. Brad Hoylman (CBS 2)

Newspaper Publisher Slaps 2 People At Christine Quinn Event

The man said he was upset that St. Vincent’s Hospital closed, making it more difficult for him to visit his sick wife in her final days.

08/19/2013

Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) speaks during a news conference as Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly listens at City Hall on Aug. 12, 2013.  (credit: CBS 2)

Bloomberg: Judge In Stop & Frisk Case Knows ‘Absolutely Zero’

Speaking Friday on his weekly radio show, Mayor Michael Bloomberg blasted U.S. District Court Judge Shira Scheindlin, who earlier this week ruled that the NYPD’s stop, question and frisk tactic was unconstitutional.

08/16/2013

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

City Comptroller Liu Calls For Legalizing Pot In NYC

The sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.

08/14/2013

City Hall in Lower Manhattan (file / credit: Evan Bindelglass / CBSNewYork)

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Square Off, Bash Bloomberg In Debate

Several of the Democratic mayoral candidates took swipes at soon-to-retire Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a debate Tuesday, particularly on the issue of unionized city workers who have been without contracts.

08/13/2013

Revelers take part in Dominican Day Parade 2013. (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

Hundreds Of Thousands Show Their Dominican Pride In Annual Parade

The parade route began at Sixth Avenue and 37th Street and marched up to 52nd Street.

08/11/2013

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