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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn speaks out against Vito Lopez, May 16, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

New Poll Has Weiner Plummeting, But No Clear-Cut Mayoral Favorite

New polls were released Friday in the hotly contested races for New York City mayor and comptroller. With the primary just over a month away, voters are starting to really focus on the candidates and narrow down their choices.

08/09/2013

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

Pundit Applauds As De Blasio, Spitzer Start Ad Blitz Courting Minority Vote

There is month to go before the New York City primary and the battle is on for votes. Two of the latest ads from candidates are tailored to the minority community.

08/08/2013

New York City mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson launches his 24-hour, five borough tour at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, August 1, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Bill Thompson)

Mayoral Hopeful Bill Thompson Embarks On 24-Hour, Five Borough Tour

“What’s going to keep me awake? The story of those people, talking to those people about the future of New York City. That’s what’s going to keep me awake,” said Thompson.

08/01/2013

Anthony Weiner after mayoral forum, July 30, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Weiner: ‘Quit’ Isn’t The Way We Roll In New York City

Anthony Weiner kept up his campaign schedule Tuesday, speaking on a panel of mayoral candidates about issues facing small business owners in Washington Heights.

07/30/2013

Sergeants Benevolent Association logo (credit: sbanyc.org)

Bill Thompson Compares Aspects Of Stop-And-Frisk Tactics To Trayvon Martin Case

Democrat Bill Thompson has ushered in a new phase in the hotly contested New York City mayor’s race after linking the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy to the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida.

07/30/2013

Anthony Weiner In The Bronx

Poll: Weiner Drops To 4th Place In Wake Of Sexting Scandal

His campaign manager has resigned and his political peers have harsh words for him, but Anthony Weiner has vowed to stay in the race for New York City mayor.

07/29/2013

Bill Thompson

Report: Thompson Calls Stop And Frisk Institutionalized Bias

Thompson said New York City has “institutionalized” George Zimmerman’s suspicion with a policy that requires all police officers to treat young black and Latino men with suspicion.

07/28/2013

Anthony Weiner, a leading candidate for New York City mayor, answers questions during a press conference on July 23, 2013 in New York City. (credit:John Moore/Getty Images)

Weiner Admits To Additional Sexting Partners Following Resignation From Congress

“I don’t believe I had any more than three,” said Weiner. “People might want names and serial numbers and dates and texts, but someone else will have to provide it for you because I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to comment on the specifics of these things.”

07/25/2013

Anthony Weiner, wife Huma Abedin speak at a news conference on July 23, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Weiner Moving Forward With Mayoral Campaign Despite Calls From Opponents To Quit Race

Anthony Weiner admitted sending a woman sexually explicit photos and messages as recently as last summer, more than a year after he resigned from the House because of similar behavior.

07/24/2013

New York City Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson (credit: Twitter/Bill Thompson)

Eye On Politics: Bill Thompson ‘Very Confident’ He’ll Be Next NYC Mayor

In a wide-ranging interview, Democratic mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson joined the chorus in calling for fellow candidate Anthony Weiner to drop out of the race amid new sexting allegations.

07/24/2013

NYCHA's Lincoln Houses in East Harlem (file/credit: NYCHA)

Police: Woman Dead In Harlem Shooting, 2 Days After Mayoral Candidate Sleepover

A woman has died after gunfire rang out at the Lincoln Houses public housing development in East Harlem Tuesday – just two days after six Democratic mayoral candidates spent the night in the complex.

07/23/2013

John Liu, Rev. Al Sharpton, Anthony Weiner, Christine Quinn, Bill Thompson and Bill de Blasio (L-R) following a mayoral candidates sleepover at a NYCHA housing complex in East Harlem. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Democratic Mayoral Candidates Reflect On Overnight In Housing Complex

Residents at the Lincoln Houses complex in East Harlem rolled out the welcome mat so the candidates can see what life is really like for the 3,100 residents.

07/21/2013

Trayvon Martin supporters march through the streets of Manhattan blocking traffic after a rally for Martin in Union Square on July 14, 2013 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Attorney General Holder Calls Martin Killing An ‘Unnecessary Shooting’

In his first comments since the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the Martin case, the attorney general said that Martin’s parents have suffered a pain that no parent should have to endure.

07/15/2013

Zimmerman Protest

Zimmerman Found Not Guilty: New Yorkers Take To The Streets

Strong reaction has erupted in New York and across the country after a jury found George Zimmerman not guilty in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin.

07/14/2013

NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly answers questions following graduation ceremony at Barclays Center, July 2, 2013. (credit: Rich Lamb/WCBS 880)

Emails Appear To Reveal Officials Knew Of 911 System Lost Calls Issue

The emails obtained by CBS 2 were written a day after the death of 4-year-old Ariel Russo, who was killed in a car accident on the Upper West Side.

07/02/2013

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