Joe Lhota

Gov. Andrew Cuomo   (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Cuomo: ‘I Am Against Tax Increases — That’s My Position’

A major issue for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio is making sure wealthy New Yorkers pay more taxes to fund education, but anything that happens would have to go through Albany.

10/26/2013

New York City Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota (file/credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Lhota Announces Plan For More Proactive Policing, Voices Support For Stop-And-Frisk

Lhota said constant police training and community outreach are needed and added he doesn’t believe that many find stop-and-frisk over the top.

10/24/2013

Republican mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota campaigns, Oct. 23, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Lhota, Confident In Comeback, Compares Himself To Red Sox Slugger

When asked whether he’s bring out any big political names to campaign for him in the closing days of the race, Lhota did hint at a possible show of support from his old boss, former Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

10/23/2013

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

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota Continues Attacking De Blasio With Two Weeks To Go Before Mayoral Election

Lhota’s significant shift in strategy comes on the heels of the campaign’s first debate last week, when the Republican appeared caught off guard by de Blasio’s aggressiveness.

10/21/2013

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)

Shock Poll: NYC Voters Want Low Crime Over Stop-And-Frisk Reform 2 To 1

With Election Day two weeks away, city voters say safety is more important than certain privacy rights.

10/21/2013

NYPD Cruiser (file/credit: Stan Honda/AFP/Getty Images)

Latino Officers: Pineiro Should Be Next NYPD Commissioner

Some groups representing Latino NYPD officers on Sunday said they hoped to see First Deputy Police Commissioner Rafael Pineiro named the new top cop.

10/20/2013

City Council Education Chair Robert Jackson (Photo/CBS 2)

Muslim City Councilman Pleased As Candidates Back School Holidays

With both mayoral candidates supporting the addition of two Muslim holidays to the New York City public school calendar, one city councilman may finally get his wish.

10/20/2013

Classroom (file / credit: clipart.com)

Some New Yorkers Say School Holiday Proposals Are Going Too Far

Some New Yorkers on Saturday were questioning the idea of adding days off from school for holidays representing multiple religious faiths.

10/19/2013

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)

Financial Concerns Could Drive Retiring Baby Boomers Out Of NYC

A recent AARP survey found that nearly two-thirds of baby boomers preparing for retirement will move out of the city because it is too expensive.

10/18/2013

A 32-ounce soda is filled at a Manhattan McDonalds. (Photo Illustration by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

De Blasio Sweet On Bloomberg’s Plan To Ban Super-Sized Sugary Drinks

The Democratic mayoral hopeful has been a critic of some of Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s policies, but agrees with the mayor on one controversial issue.

10/18/2013

New York City mayoral candidate Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio speak at a news conference near the United Nations headquarters denouncing Iran's diplomacy offensive on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota, De Blasio Ramp Up Rhetoric As Election Nears

Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio is hitting back after challenger Joe Lhota’s controversial new television ad hit airwaves.

10/17/2013

A group of Muslims attend a rally in Brooklyn for mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio on Oct. 16, 2013. (credit: Jim Smith/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Tells Muslims He’ll End Broad NYPD Spying If Elected

De Blasio said that, on his watch, NYPD surveillance tactics would only be authorized to follow up on specific leads.

10/16/2013

Republican mayoral candidate Joseph Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Day After Debate, Lhota Unleashes Attack Ad Targeting de Blasio’s Response To Motorcycle Melee

The spot is called “Can’t Go Back.” After running footage of the motorcycle melee, it segues to images from the 1970s and ’80s, depicting an overturned police car, a man holding a gun, and corpses on the ground.

10/16/2013

NYC mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota (credit: Getty Images)

Fiscal Issues Front And Center In First De Blasio-Lhota Debate

Mayoral hoepfuls Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota spent much of their first debate discussing the city’s fiscal issues — income equality, affordable housing, tax subsidies and rent for charter schools.

10/15/2013

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