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.
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.
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.
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.
With Election Day two weeks away, city voters say safety is more important than certain privacy rights.
Some groups representing Latino NYPD officers on Sunday said they hoped to see First Deputy Police Commissioner Rafael Pineiro named the new top cop.
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.
Some New Yorkers on Saturday were questioning the idea of adding days off from school for holidays representing multiple religious faiths.
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.
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.
Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio is hitting back after challenger Joe Lhota’s controversial new television ad hit airwaves.
De Blasio said that, on his watch, NYPD surveillance tactics would only be authorized to follow up on specific leads.
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.
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.
Italian Americans celebrated their culture and heritage at the 69th Annual Columbus Day Parade in New York City.