The nine candidates running for mayor this year had very little to say on Monday night about a controversial proposal for a Major League Soccer stadium in Queens.
Former Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion said today he'd continue to run for mayor, despite the loss of the Republican line on this year's mayoral ballot.(1)
"I'm committed to the notion that we have to greatly expand ferry service," said Public Advocate Bill de Blasio today, sitting in a plush armchair on the Hornblower Infinity, which, though securely moored to Pier 40 in the Hudson River, was slowly rocking in the tide.
The Republican candidates for mayor this morning warned that the accomplishments of Mayors Michael Bloomberg and Rudy Giuliani were more tenuous than they might seem.(2)
Joe Lhota, the Republican frontrunner in the race for mayor, this morning disputed the notion that income inequality is an issue particular to New York City.
Last night at a mayoral forum about poverty, comptroller John Liu said the city's minimum wage should be $11.50 an hour.
Later this evening, Adolfo Carron Jr. is formally launching his mayoral campaign.(1)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn, the frontrunner in this year's mayoral election, on Friday night called for the restoration of a commuter tax to benefit the city's mass transit, a system over which she believes the city should exert more control.
When Adolfo Carrion spoke at a recent event hosted by the Independence Party of New York City, he reminded them that he had officially left the Democratic Party and "declared my independence."
Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson said, "I don't rule out sitting down the people from the Independence Party and perhaps talking to them about their line in the future." Thompson also said, "The Independence Party for the last few elections in New York City has been very helpful in helping to re-elect Mike Bloomberg, but I would assume it's a new era."(3)
At an awards ceremony hosted by the New York City portion of the Independence Party on Sunday afternoon, former White House Urban Affairs Director and potential mayoral candidate Adolfo Carrion declared he had left the Democratic Party and is now not enrolled in any party.(1)
In 2009, not a single Hispanic candidate ran for any citywide office. Next year, there could be two, and not just in the Democratic primaries.
"It wold seem to me that a great deal of this is brought upon by Democrats...in the New York State Senate," Rangel said. The "last time there was this type of discussion, everyone ended up in jail."
"I think it's atrocious that he should make that comment," Koch said in an interview. "I thnnk Mr. Carrion is dead wrong."
The money spent on the matching funds program is a "very small part of our budget," he said. "It will no way impede the rebuilding of New York."