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.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has previously said the mayor should not live in Gracie Mansion, but candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have every intention of doing so.
Joe Lhota shrugged off the billionaire businessman and philanthropist’s assessment of the race and says he still has “an opportunity to win.”
About 10,000 people are expected to take part in the March for Education Equality, organizer Jeremiah Kittridge with Families with Excellent Schools said.
“The next leader of our city must bring the right kind of change. That doesn’t mean change from independent leadership to be a mayor beholden to special interest, that doesn’t mean change that tears down any of the improvements that might have happened and that doesn’t mean change that reverses the policies that have made us the safest large city in America,” Lhota said.
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have taken their differences in the New York City mayoral race to the corridors of power in Washington, where the healthcare debate has led to a partial government shutdown.
Republican nominee Joe Lhota said crime has been going up in the city over the past two months. But Democrat Bill de Blasio said Lhota’s numbers are skewed.
Mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota both made appearances Saturday with the Rev. Al Sharpton, who recently celebrated his birthday.
Bill De Blasio’s ascension has created a sense of nervousness within some corners of the city’s business community, which prospered during Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 12-year reign and is fearful of more liberal policies emanating from City Hall.
The primaries are over and New York City is gearing up for the showdown between mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota.
“I don’t take anything for granted,” de Blasio told 1010 WINS. “Even though this is a wonderful poll, we’ve over a month ahead and we’re going to work very hard.”
There was vows Wednesday from the Democratic and Republican candidates for mayor that there will be zero tolerance on their watch for the so-called motorcycle “wilding” that has stunned the city.
To implement the tax hike, the Democratic mayoral hopeful would have to get Albany’s approval, including Gov. Andrew Cuomo and the Republican majority in the state senate.
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota has been criticizing Democratic rival Bill de Blasio this week for what he calls de Blasio’s post-primary slack.