City Council Speaker Christine Quinn

Sen. Chuck Schumer (credit: Getty Images)/Former Rep. Anthony Weiner (credit: CBS 2)

Schumer Still Not Commenting On Old Friend Weiner, Even As Ex-Congressman Gains Ground

After a holiday weekend of hard campaigning, Anthony Weiner is hoping to gain the Democratic nomination for mayor of New York. But it appears he’s trying to do it without the support of one important Democrat.


Fmr. Congressman Anthony Weiner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio. (credit: CBS 2 | Monica Miller, WCBS 880)

Poll: Republican Candidates Are In Big Trouble In NYC Mayor’s Race

Polling expert Scott Rasmussen explained that the new CBS 2/Rasmussen poll is great news for Democrats. But for Republicans? Not so much.


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New Jersey Lawmakers Eye Raising Cigarette-Buying Age To 21

New York City’s push to raise the tobacco purchase age has now spread across the Hudson River.


Juan Rodriguez Way

Stretch Of Broadway Renamed For Man Believed To Be City’s First Immigrant

Three miles of Broadway in Upper Manhattan have a new honorary name honoring a man believed to be the first immigrant in New York City history – from the present-day Dominican Republic.


New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (file/Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Speaker Quinn Reveals Struggles With Bulimia And Alcoholism

“My life was out of control and I craved something that could give me control and that was bulimia,” Quinn said.


FILE -- A man attends a rally in front of City Hall to show support for a paid sick leave bill on March 29, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

City Council Approves New York City Paid Sick Leave Legislation

More than 1 million workers in New York City will now get paid sick leave. The City Council passed a bill Wednesday over the strong objections of Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who fears it could hurt small businesses.


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New York City To Try Longer School Day In 20 Middle Schools

Will an intensive reading program and an extended school day help Johnny read? City officials hope so. They’re launching a pilot program with 2,000 middle school students to see if it’s an idea whose time has come.


City Council Member Dan Halloran

Troubled NYC Councilman Halloran Investigated For Sexual Misconduct

What really went on inside Councilman Halloran’s office? If he turned it into, and dated two of his staffers, it could turn into


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

New York City Proposing Raising Age For Tobacco Purchases To 21

On Monday it was personal. Queens Councilman James Gennaro teared up as he joined Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Health Commissioner Thomas Farley to sponsor a bill to raise the minimum age to buy tobacco products in New York City.


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Pundit: If Weiner’s ‘Test Balloon’ Works, He Could Be A Threat To Everyone

The next first couple of New York City could very well be disgraced former congressman Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, a second daughter to Hillary Clinton.


Mayor Bloomberg, Christine Quinn (credit: Sonia Rincon, 1010 WINS)

Sparks Fly As Bloomberg, Quinn Spar Over Proposed NYPD Inspector General

Friday’s clash of the two political titans came as the mayor is furiously trying to derail a council bill to have an inspector general monitor one the of the Police Department’s signature crime fighting tools: stop and frisk.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)/ A 32-ounce soda (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NYC Files Notice Of Appeal Of Judge’s Decision Halting Large Sugary Drinks Ban

Speaking Tuesday at a midtown restaurant that is voluntarily adopting the city’s sugary drink policy, Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the ban and said he is confident the city will win in appeal.


Mayor Michael Bloomberg (L), Speaker Christine Quinn (R) (credit: Getty Images)

Bloomberg Loses His Cool During Questioning Over His Role In ‘Fashion-Gate’

Mayor Michael Bloomberg was put on the spot Thursday over his candid fashion advice for the woman who wants to replace him at City Hall. He was none too pleased.


Joe Lhota (credit: MTA)

Sources: MTA Chairman Joe Lhota To Run For New York City Mayor

Lhota, who took over as the head of the MTA earlier this year, had been mulling a run for some time, but it appears his stock soared with the public due to his handling of Hurricane Sandy, pushing him to throw his hat in the ring.


A house is seen with its entire first floor washed away as well as the entire surrounding area demolished when Hurricane Sandy hit the coastal estuary in the Oakwood Beach area of  Staten Island on Nov. 6, 2012. (Photo credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

New York City Holds Day Of Service For Sandy Victims

New York City held a day of service Saturday in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island, to assist those who have been devastated by Superstorm Sandy.