Hank Sheinkopf

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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

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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

Former Rep. Anthony Weiner speaks to reporters about a possible run for mayor on April 10, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Report: Anthony Weiner Eyeing Run For NYC Mayor

An article in New York Times Magazine said Weiner’s “political committee spent more than $100,000 on polling and research.” It also said his wife Huma Abedin is starting to think he should run.

04/10/2013

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota (L-R) inside Hugh L. Carey Brooklyn Battery Tunnel before its reopening Nov. 13, 2012 (credit: Alex Silverman/WCBS 880)

MTA Chairman’s Name Tossed Into Mix For Mayoral Race

On the heels of his handling of the recovery in the aftermath of superstorm Sandy, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota’s name has come up as a possible Republican candidate for mayor.

11/14/2012

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With Their Political Lives Hanging In Balance, Obama, Romney Invade Hofstra

Tuesday night marks the second presidential election in a row that features Hofstra University hosting a pivotal debate, and Long Islanders are the ones actually asking the questions.

10/16/2012

President Barack Obama (Photo credit: SAUL LOEB/AFP/GettyImages)/Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney (Photo credit: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/GettyImages)

Pundits: Hofstra Presidential Debate Could Easily Mean Doom For The Loser

Hofstra will be center stage for the second presidential debate this election year when President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney go at it inside the university’s Mack Sports Complex on Tuesday night.

10/15/2012

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