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Mayor Bill de Blasio announces an expansion of the paid sick days law on Jan. 17, 2014. (credit: Al Jones/1010 WINS)

De Blasio Announces Expansion Of Hotly Contested Paid Sick Days Law

The mayor is calling for businesses with five or more employees to provide five sick days, which would help more than 300,000 additional New Yorkers.

01/17/2014

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn waves while giving her concession speech in the New York Democratic mayoral primary elections on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Christine Quinn Bids Farewell To City Council

Christine Quinn said she was honored and proud to serve the council as speaker for eight years. Thursday was the final City Council meeting of the year and Quinn will no longer serve beginning in 2014.

12/19/2013

Cigarette Display In NYC (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images News)

City Council Votes To Raise Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

It’s the latest effort by Mayor Michael Bloomberg to target the cigarette industry. New York would become the first major city to raise the age for buying cigarettes.

10/30/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio, Other City Leaders Promise Immigration Reform

Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio said Wednesday that he is committed to immigration reform, regardless of whether the laws change in Washington.

10/23/2013

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota debate on Oct. 22, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Gloves Come Off: Lhota, de Blasio Trade Heated Jabs, Raise Voices In Second Debate

Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota took jabs, raised their voices and frequently talked over each other at their second debate Tuesday, with de Blasio repeatedly accusing Lhota of “fearmongering,” and Lhota accusing de Blasio of failing to keep promises and being soft on crime.

10/22/2013

The view outside Yankee Stadium (Photo by Don Emmert/AFP/Getty Images)

Christine Quinn Says She’d Consider Proposal For ‘Rivera Ave.’

“I know many New Yorkers and many Council Members would enthusiastically support renaming River Avenue in his honor,” Quinn said in a statement, according to the New York Post.

09/20/2013

City Council Speaker Christine Quinn waves while giving her concession speech in the New York Democratic mayoral primary elections on September 10, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn Endorses De Blasio For NYC Mayor

Bill de Blasio became the undisputed Democratic nominee Monday after primary runner-up Bill Thompson withdrew from the race.

09/17/2013

Bill de Blasio, Bill Thompson, Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Hold Everything! Number Of Mayoral Ballots To Be Counted Closer To 70,000

There has been a stunning development in the race for New York City mayor. Tens of thousands of ballots have yet to be counted, leaving open the possibility that there could be a runoff to pick a Democratic Party nominee.

09/12/2013

Democratic candidate for Mayor Bill de Blasio celebrates at his primary night party on September 11, 2013  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio In Command, But Thompson Has No Intention Of Conceding

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio emerged as the top choice in the Democratic mayoral primary, but could still face weeks and another electoral fight before becoming his party’s nominee.

09/11/2013

New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota (file /credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

De Blasio Eyes 40% Needed To Avoid Runoff; Lhota Wins Republican Nod

The Democratic front-runner, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is hoping to eclipse the 40 percent mark that would avoid a runoff.

09/11/2013

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (file / credit: Kristen Artz / Mayor's Office)

No Vote For Bloomberg In Either Mayoral Primary

The mayoral candidates both Democratic and Republican have been casting their votes Tuesday, but you will not see Mayor Michael Bloomberg in a voting booth.

09/10/2013

Bill de Blasio and his wife greet voters in Brooklyn on Sept. 9, 2013 a day before the Democratic primary. (credit: Juliet Papa/1010 WINS)

Latest NYC Mayoral Poll Shows De Blasio Leading With 39 Percent

To avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday’s primary.

09/09/2013

Police Commissioner Ray Kelly (file/credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Kelly Blasts Candidates, Says Terrorism Must Be ‘Top Priority’ For Next Mayor

Kelly said none of the candidates have requested a terrorism briefing from the police department. He said the public should be asking whether or not candidates understand the threat to New York City.

09/09/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Bill de Blasio

Cuomo Rushes To De Blasio’s Defense Over Bloomberg’s Comments

After vowing to stay out of the mayoral race, Gov. Andrew Cuomo rushed to the defense of Democratic candidate Bill de Blasio Sunday.

09/08/2013

Christine Quinn UWS rally, Sept. 8, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Quinn4NY)

Mayoral Hopefuls Bring Out The Stars To Make Final Push For Votes

Quinn and her wife were greeted by about 100 supporters from groups like NOW-NYC and Planned Parenthood at the rally on Broadway. Rep. Carolyn Maloney also spoke to Quinn supporters.

09/08/2013

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