Alicia Keys, Audra McDonald, Harry Belafonte and Angela Bassett were among those who celebrated Dee’s life at the Riverside Church in Manhattan.
Cuomo sounded a triumphant note in his party convention address that cited his successful efforts to pass gay marriage and gun control and his work to boost education investments and fix the economy of upstate New York.
Bill de Blasio was sworn in as the 109th mayor of New York City at midnight during a small ceremony at his Brooklyn home.
Gabrielle Fialkoff was named the inauguration chairwoman. Fialkoff, the president of a jewelry company, served as finance chairwoman for de Blasio’s successful runs for public advocate and mayor.
Democrat Public Advocate Bill de Blasio has a nearly 40-point lead in the polls over Republican Joe Lhota. If de Blasio is elected, he would be the first Democrat elected mayor since 1989.
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio hit the campaign trail Sunday with several events around the city.
Musicians and legendary social activists Joan Baez and Harry Belafonte were among those honored Friday night, as a prominent anti-war group celebrated its 90th anniversary.
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.
Musician and civil rights activist Harry Belafonte announced Tuesday that he is supporting Bill de Blasio for mayor.
Edith Windsor, the plaintiff who filed the lawsuit that led to the U.S. Supreme Court ruling against the Defense of Marriage Act this week, will be among the grand marshals for this year’s New York City Gay Pride parade.
The plaintiff in the case is Edith Windsor, who lived with her partner Thea Spyer in New York City for more than four decades and was forced to pay $363,053 in estate taxes when Spyer died in 2009 because DOMA didn’t recognize their marriage.
They say your first passion is the one you choose. But your second, and most defining passion, is the one that chooses you.
The parade is known for its lively atmosphere complete with floats and dancers. Quinn said she is honored.