New York City mayor’s race

Bill de Blasio reads to kids at the Children's Aid Society, Sept. 30, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

De Blasio Pushes Plan To Raise Taxes On Top Wage Earners For Universal Pre-K

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.

09/30/2013

Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during the annual Clinton Global Initiative meeting on September 24, 2013. (credit: Ramin Talaie/Getty Images)

Hillary Clinton To Host Fundraiser For Bill De Blasio

Clinton and her husband, former President Bill Clinton, endorsed the Democratic nominee last week.

09/26/2013

Bill de Blasio attends a press conference outside the United Nations headquarters on Sept. 23, 2013. (credit: Getty Images)

Lhota Blasts De Blasio’s ‘Unfortunate’ Early Socialist Activism

Republican nominee Joe Lhota has pounced after a New York Times article revealed that Bill de Blasio was a fundraiser for and an ardent supporter of the leftist Sandinista revolutionaries of Nicaragua in the 1980s.

09/23/2013

Sen. Chuck Schumer endorses Bill de Blasio for mayor, Sept. 20, 2013. (credit: Twitter/deBlasioNYC)

De Blasio Picks Up Endorsement From Sen. Schumer

Schumer said he and de Blasio are both “pro-growth progressives” when he announced his support at a Brooklyn Borough Hall press conference on Friday.

09/20/2013

Christine Quinn UWS rally, Sept. 8, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Quinn4NY)

Mayoral Hopefuls Bring Out The Stars To Make Final Push For Votes

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.

09/08/2013

Joe Lhota, John Catsimatidis (credit: Getty Images)

Republican Mayoral Hopefuls Face Off In Final Debate Before Primary Day

Polls showed ex-MTA chairman Joe Lhota with a consistent lead over billionaire grocery store magnate John Catsimatidis, going into Sunday’s debate.

09/08/2013

Public Advocate and New York City Mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio speaks at an endorsement in Times Square by Local 802, which represents musicians playing in Broadway musicals, the Metropolitan Opera, the New York Philharmonic, and other musical ensembles on August 12, 2013. (credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Poll: De Blasio Takes 23-Point Lead, Could Avoid Runoff

Bill de Blasio’s poll numbers are close to the magic 40% that would allow him to clinch the nomination outright. If no candidate crosses that threshold though, the top two finishers will advance to a runoff on October 1st.

09/03/2013

Christine Quinn (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Quinn To File ‘Unprecedented’ Legal Action To Have Stop-And-Frisk Reforms Implemented

She said that on Tuesday, she’ll to file a legal declaration with the federal court, hoping to block Bloomberg’s effort to put on hold a judge’s recommended reforms to stop-and-frisk, including a federal monitor.

09/01/2013

Joseph Lhota (file/credit: Andy Kropa/Getty Images)

Republican Mayoral Hopeful Joe Lhota Picks Up Daily News Endorsement

The Daily News endorsed Lhota in an editorial published Sunday. The paper cited his high-level government service and praised his work getting transit moving again after Superstorm Sandy.

09/01/2013

NYC mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson campaigns at Grand Army Plaza, August 27, 2013. (credit: Paul Murnane/WCBS 880)

Mayoral Hopefuls Pushing For Black Vote As Primary Day Approaches

Bill Thompson, the only black candidate in the race, spent Tuesday morning campaigning outside the Grand Army Plaza subway station.

08/27/2013

Mayoral hopeful Adolfo Carrion Jr. bats during stickball game, August 27, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Adolfo Carrion)

NYC Mayoral Hopefuls Take A Swing At Stickball

Among mayoral hopefuls, long-shot Democratic contender the Rev. Erick Salgado led with a 180-foot hit. He topped several Democratic, Republican and independent rivals.

08/27/2013

New York City mayoral hopeful Christine Quinn with her wife Kim Catullo on the campaign trail in Bushwick, Brooklyn, August 19, 2013. (credit: Ginny Kosola/WCBS 880)

Christine Quinn’s Wife Joins Her On Campaign Trail As Primary Day Approaches

Kim Catullo, a product liability lawyer, said she’ll be a regular on the campaign trail leading up to primary day despite not liking the media spotlight.

08/19/2013

American Museum of Natural History (credit: amnh.org)

Eye On New York: NYC Primary Day Fast Approaching, Natural History Museum To Offer After-School Program, And More

Primary day is three weeks away, so the candidates are making the final pitch to voters before the nominees are selected.

08/18/2013

New York City Comptroller John C. Liu (file/credit: Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images)

Liu Denied Public Matching Funds For Campaign Due To ‘Substantial Evidence’ Of Wrongdoing

“The evidence suggests that the potential violations are serious and pervasive across campaign’s fundraising,” the board said in a statement read at the hearing. Liu’s lawyer said an appeal is planned.

08/05/2013

New York City mayoral hopeful Bill Thompson launches his 24-hour, five borough tour at the Staten Island Ferry terminal, August 1, 2013. (credit: Twitter/Bill Thompson)

Mayoral Hopeful Bill Thompson Embarks On 24-Hour, Five Borough Tour

“What’s going to keep me awake? The story of those people, talking to those people about the future of New York City. That’s what’s going to keep me awake,” said Thompson.

08/01/2013

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