City Councilwoman Letitia James beat out seven other candidates Tuesday to win the race for New York City public advocate.
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 candidate Bill de Blasio and public advocate candidate Letitia James announced a mutual endorsement Saturday.
James defeated state Sen. Daniel Squadron in incomplete and unofficial returns and faces a general election next month without a Republican opponent.
An expected low turnout in the runoff election for New York City’s public advocate has a government watchdog group seeking changes.
The Oct. 1 public advocate runoff will cost the Board of Elections $13 million. The public advocate’s office has a budget of $2.3 million.
The race for New York City public advocate has headed to a runoff, with no candidate winning 40 percent of the vote.
A push has been launched in New York City to raise the minimum wage for fast food workers and allow for unions in the industry.
“They just keep saying, ‘Oh, it’s a disproportionate percentage of a particular ethnic group.’ That may be, but it’s not a disproportionate percentage of those who witnesses and victims describe as committing the murders,” Bloomberg said. “In that case, incidentally, I think we disproportionately stop whites too much and minorities too little.”
In the Fort Greene and Clinton Hill neighborhoods, flyers were plastered along a city bike station saying “Residential landmark blocks are not for advertising or commercial activity.” Brooklyn City Councilwoman Letitia James said that’s unacceptable.
Jay-Z just released a blistering attack track, taking aim at the critics of his controversial trip to Cuba. But four lines of “Open Letter” jumped out to us here at the sports desk.
The mayor’s proposal would put a 16-ounce limit of sugary drinks sold at city restaurants, movie theaters, sports
venues and street carts and would apply to both bottled and fountain drinks.
The city and police violated demonstrators’ free speech rights, used excessive force, arrested protesters on dubious charges and interfered with journalists’ and council members’ efforts to observe what was going on, the four City Council members and others say in the federal civil rights suit.
Councilwoman Letitia James says while the hoodie is a simple article of clothing, it “has become a powerful symbol of protest.”
Dave Mercier, who is a vendor in Times Square, said some of the fines include those doled out for vending before eight o’clock at night and vending three feet from the sidewalk.