George McDonald

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

Republican Mayoral Debate Big DL

Republican Mayoral Candidates Get Into The Issues During Debate

The three Republican candidates for mayor fielded an assortment of questions Wednesday night, on issues ranging from stop-and-frisk and public housing to the city’s free condom program.

08/28/2013

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

Poll: De Blasio Front-Runner In Mayoral Race For First Time

This is the first time de Blasio has topped a poll in this campaign. He has surged past former leader Christine Quinn. The City Council speaker is second with 24 percent.

08/13/2013

NYPD officers monitor a march against stop-and-frisk tactics used by police on Feb. 23, 2013 in New York City.   (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Lawmakers, Activists & Others React To Stop-And-Frisk Ruling

Reaction is pouring in to a judge’s ruling Monday that found the NYPD deliberately violated the civil rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers with its stop-and-frisk policy.

08/12/2013

Anthony Weiner (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

AARP Calls Weiner’s Language At Mayoral Forum ‘Unfortunate’

The exchange between 69-year-old George McDonald and 48-year-old Anthony Weiner was all caught on camera during the forum at Hunter College.

08/07/2013

Anthony Weiner (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Weiner Calls GOP Candidate ‘Grandpa’ At AARP Mayoral Forum

Mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner made waves Tuesday, when he called a Republican rival “grandpa” during a confrontation at a forum sponsored by the AARP.

08/06/2013

Crowd at mayoral forum, August 6, 2013. (credit: Twitter/AARP NY)

10 Candidates Take Part In Mayoral Forum

Personal attacks, name calling and even an arrest highlighted Tuesday’s mayoral forum at Hunter College.

08/06/2013

FILE - Anthony Weiner (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NYC Democratic Mayoral Candidates Weigh In On Weiner Entering Race

Several candidates weighed in on the latest addition to the race Wednesday morning at the Crain’s New York Business Democratic debate, just hours after Weiner released a YouTube video declaring his bid for mayor.

05/22/2013

Fmr. Rep. Anthony Weiner at Barclays Center for a Brooklyn Nets game - Nov. 3, 2012 (credit: Elsa/Getty Images)

Poll: Weiner Second In Democratic Field For New York City Mayor

New York City mayoral race frontrunner Christine Quinn was bombarded Wednesday with questions about the so-called second coming of Anthony Weiner.

04/17/2013

Tom Allon (file/credit: Allan Montaine/tomallonformayor.com)

Publisher Tom Allon Purchases News Organization, Drops Out Of Mayoral Race

The former Democrat had switched parties for his attempt to make it to the 2013 general election ballot.

03/18/2013

John Catsimatidis (file / credit: Donald Bowers/Getty Images for New York City Police Foundation, Inc.)

Billionaire John Catsimatidis Officially Enters NYC Mayor’s Race

The Republican joins an increasingly crowded field of GOP, Democratic and other candidates seeking to succeed the term-limited, Democrat-turned-Republican-turned-independent billionaire Mayor Michael Bloomberg.

01/29/2013

Joseph Lhota (file / credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

New Poll Mixed News For Mayoral Hopeful Joseph Lhota

At 23 percent in the latest Quinnipiac University poll, Lhota would handily beat all other Republican challengers for the nomination. But the good news for him could stop there, according to Quinnipiac’s Maurice Carroll.

01/16/2013

Joseph Lhota (file / credit: MTA)

Will Joe Lhota Run For Mayor? Giuliani Says MTA Chair ‘Exactly What NYC Needs’

There is heavy-hitting support for MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, a man who got high marks for his handling of Sandy.

12/06/2012