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The Barclays Center was in the running to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention (credit: CBS 2)

NYC Loses Bid To Host 2016 Democratic National Convention To Philadelphia

Democrats have picked Philadelphia as the site of their 2016 national convention.

02/12/2015

FILE - Speaker of the New York State Assembly Sheldon Silver. (Photo by Daniel Barry/Getty Images)

Impeccable Ethics The Leading Attribute In Search For Speaker Silver’s Replacement

Will Silver’s replacement be a reformer, or part of the corrupt culture that has gripped the state capital for decades?

01/28/2015

Mayor Bill de Blasio embraces the Rev. Al Sharpton on Monday, Jan. 19. (Credit: CBS2)

Experts Say De Blasio’s Relationship With Sharpton May Not Be Good Politics

A hugfest between Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Rev. Al Sharpton has been raising eyebrows.

01/20/2015

The Westhampton Beach Village Hall (Credit: CBS2)

Judges: Orthodox Jewish Zone Can Stay In Westhampton Beach

The judges found the zone does not violate constitutional issues regarding separation of church and state

01/07/2015

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Gracie Mansion Gets Higher Fence, Spokesperson Cites Security Reasons

New York City’s mayoral mansion is getting a higher fence after White House fence-jumping incursions recently raised security concerns.

12/12/2014

Rev. Al Sharpton

Sharpton Says He’s Earned Right To Advise On Police Policy

Fallout from the police custody death of Eric Garner continued Wednesday, as the Rev. Al Sharpton claimed he has the right to dictate police policy because he and his supporters “won the election.”

08/06/2014

Mayor De Blasio With Rev. Al Sharpton At Roundtable On Police-Community Relations (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Sharpton’s Harsh Words For Mayor Make Some Experts Wonder Who’s In Charge

Mayor Bill de Blasio was on the defensive Friday evening, after allowing the Rev. Al Sharpton to come to City Hall and lay down the law about how policing should be handled in the wake of the police custody death of Eric Garner.

08/01/2014

Republican gubernatorial candidate Rob Astorino holds a news conference in White Plains, N.Y., on June 2, 2014. (Credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Rob Astorino To Cuomo: Reveal Agreement With Working Families Party

Gov. Andrew Cuomo should “reveal the deal” that secured him the support of the Working Families Party, Cuomo’s Republican challenger, Rob Astorino, said Monday.

06/02/2014

The midtown New York City skyline, including the Empire State Building, is seen from the air over New York   (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

NYC Appears Determined To Land 2016 Democratic National Convention

It’s a move that if successful could mean an economic boost of hundreds of millions of dollars.

04/23/2014

Bill de Blasio performance poll (credit: CBS 2)

Marist College Poll: Voters Not Thrilled With Mayor Bill De Blasio’s Start

Only thirty-nine percent of registered New York City voters believe Mayor Bill de Blasio has done a “good” or “excellent” job during his first two months in City Hall, according to a new Marist College poll.

03/07/2014

Mayor Bill de Blasio (credit: Getty Images)

De Blasio Urges State Legislature To Approve City Tax Hike To Fund Pre-K Plan

An interagency report released Monday says the program would reach 54,000 children who need it by September. By the 2015-16 school year, it would be available to all 73,000 eligible children.

01/27/2014

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

FILE -- Voting booths (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Christie, Buono Easily Win N.J. Primary Nominations

Christie defeated conservative Seth Grossman in the Republican primary, and Buono won over Troy Webster, an aide to the mayor of East Orange, in the Democratic primary on Tuesday night.

06/04/2013

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at the statehouse in Trenton on Tuesday, June 4, 2013. (credit: Marla Diamond/WCBS 880)

Christie Calls For October Special Election To Fill Lautenberg’s Senate Seat

The governor made an announcement during a Tuesday afternoon news conference in Trenton. The special primary would be Aug. 13, with the special election held Oct. 16.

06/04/2013

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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.

04/10/2013

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