Rep. Charlie Rangel, the dean of New York's congressional delegation and a former colleague of Anthony Weiner, downplayed Weiner's potential impact on the mayor's race in an appearance on MSNBC today.
Newly minted mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner has promised a Bulworth-style candor on the campaign trail, but today on the Brian Lehrer show, he stuck to his talking points.(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today declined to comment on disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner's just-launched candidacy for mayor, though he did his successor should have "good character."
This morning, after Anthony Weiner officially announced his candidacy for mayor, a spokesman for Chuck Schumer said the senior senator doesn't yet have any comment on the news.(3)
The recent spate of anti-gay violence in Manhattan's west side, culminating on Saturday with the shooting death of 32-year-old Marc Carson, has prompted expressions of outrage from New York's elected officials.
Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand won't be taking sides in the Democratic primary to be the city's next mayor.
"I will not endorse in the New York City mayor's race, until we have a Democratic nominee," Gillibrand told WNYC's Brian Lehrer this morning.
When I reported last month on the potential inner circle of advisers who might still be available to work on an Anthony Weiner mayoral campaign, the names of two experienced operatives came up in every conversation.
Council Speaker Christine Quinn wants cyclists and pedestrians to know that she's not only interested in munimeters.
Today, the speaker and mayoral frontrunner unveiled several new proposals designed to make the streets more amenable to cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this afternoon warned that the Board of Elections risked electoral disaster unless it brought back its old, non-electronic voting machines.
Anthony Weiner didn't take any big steps toward a mayoral bid in the last two months, at least according to his latest filing with the city's Campaign Finance Board.
"I do want to note that Speaker Quinn is here today in a non-candidate's role," said Barnard College president Debora Spar, on Tuesday, as she spoke to a room whose population was roughly half co-eds and half reporters who'd been alerted to the event by Quinn's mayoral campaign spokesman, Michael Morey.(1)
Bill Thompson's campaign raised approximately $600,000 in the last two months, something his strategist today described as a "dramatic uptick."
A small man with a broom and dustpan wandered the ballroom at Gotham Hall looking, unsuccessfully, for pieces of trash to sweep off the inlaid marble floor.