Latest NYC Mayoral Poll Shows De Blasio Leading With 39 PercentTo avoid an Oct. 1 runoff, a candidate needs more than 40 percent in Tuesday's primary.
Protesters: End Aggressive Policing In NYC SchoolsIt's time for educators, not police, to discipline New York City schoolchildren, protesters said Wednesday.
New Poll Shows Stringer Ahead Of Spitzer In Comptroller RaceA new poll deemed the New York City comptroller showed Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer edging ahead of former Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Local Lawmakers Urge Restraint As U.S. Mulls Action In Syria The junior senator on Tuesday called for the Obama administration to exercise restraint as it considers its response to Syria following allegations it used chemical weapons in its civil war.
Quinn, De Blasio Blast Each Other For 'Hypocrisy' Over Stop-And-Frisk, Racial ProfilingThe two Democratic candidates for mayor took shots at each other Thursday ahead of a veto override vote of two controversial NYPD oversight bills.
NYC Lawmakers Introduce Bill To Reduce Use Of Plastic Bags The bill would require a surcharge be placed on all carryout bags provided at grocery and retail stores. The same charge would also apply to paper bags.
City Comptroller Liu Calls For Legalizing Pot In NYCThe sweeping change, which would put New York at the forefront of a growing national debate over use of the drug, calls for recreational marijuana to be regulated and taxed like alcohol and tobacco.
Expert: Body-Worn Video Would Usher In New Approach To Stop And FriskA blockbuster ruling from a federal judge will not mean the end of the NYPD’s stop-and-frisk program. But one way or another, it likely will mean changes for the controversial police practice.
Poll: De Blasio Front-Runner In Mayoral Race For First TimeThis is the first time de Blasio has topped a poll in this campaign. He has surged past former leader Christine Quinn. The City Council speaker is second with 24 percent.
Standardized Test Scores In New York Drop As ExpectedParents and other New York City education activists are decrying the tests given statewide under tougher new learning standards.
Quinn: 'The Court Is Wrong' For Blocking Prevailing Wage LawA judge said Monday the state's minimum wage law trumps the bill. The city's current minimum wage is $7.25 an hour.
Bloomberg Says City To Seek Bids On Health InsuranceDevoting a speech to economic issues, the mayor outlined a challenge for whoever succeeds him in January and mentioned Detroit's recent bankruptcy to illustrate what he said were the potential consequences of not trimming government health care and pension costs.
New York City To Develop 'Forgotten' East River Waterfront The project calls for a sandy beach and kayak and canoe launch along the East River.
Officials Say More Out-Of-State Guns Used To Commit Crimes In NYCIn 2011, 90 percent of the 2,433 traceable guns used in crimes were from outside New York state. The year before, 86 percent of the 2,319 guns came from out-of-state.
Advocacy Group: MTA Fares Could Jump To $3.75 In A DecadeIt is only a projection, but an advocacy group warned Tuesday that if the Metropolitan Transportation Authority goes on raising fares as it has the past two times, a single subway or bus ride could cost $3.75 in 10 years.