There are three mayoral forums today, but the big news will be unfolding at 52 Broadway some time around 5 p.m., when the United Federation of Teachers is expected to announce which Democratic mayoral candidate they're endorsing.
"Bill Thompson isn't interested in Christine Quinn's 'name-calling.'" [Dana Rubinstein]
Governor Andrew Cuomo said the I.D.C. members are "theoretically, Democrats," one of his sternest rebukes of the four-member breakaway caucus that controls the State Senate with Republicans. [Reid Pillifant]
Daily News editor-in-chief Colin Myler's memo about the death of reporter Jason Sheftell. [Joe Pompeo]
Former comptroller and mayoral hopefull Bill Thompson swatted away his rival Christine Quinn's criticism today.
Today, after months of attacks by her rivals and a well-funded independent political action committee which helped shrink her once-commanding lead in the early polls, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn went on the offensive, contrasting her tangible record with what she presented as her opponents' hot air.
Some critics of the city's stop-and-frisk program are cheering the U.S. Department of Justice's statement of interest conditionally supporting an outside monitor to oversee the New York Police Department.
A spokesman for Thompson's campaign said the Thompson's remarks on NY1 and at the forum were consistent. Thompson wants NYPD agents in schools to make sure they're safe, but wants school administrators, not the NYPD, deciding whether to suspend or arrest a student.
Former comptroller Bill Thompson is raising money off of his opponents' opposition to Mayor Michael Bloomberg's borough taxi program.
Bill Thompson said he is not sure there will be a run-off election.
"They met and had a very positive conversation about creating affordable housing for moderate-income families, economic development, and jobs," Thompson spokesman John Collins said in a statement. When asked if Thompson has made an endorsement in the race, Collins did not answer the question directly. "The focus of the meeting was on issues like creating jobs and working together" Collins said.(1)
Former congresswoman Gabby Giffords' group is lobbying New Jersey Governor Chris Christie on gun control. [Reid Pillifant]
New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman: "Some of the things that we uncover, the schemes of some of the folks in Albany are pretty remarkable, not because they're brilliant but because they're so stupid." [Reid Pillifant]
Ariana Huffington buries employees in amenities. [Joe Pompeo]
Bill Thompson was endorsed by 18 of the 20 members of the United Uniformed Workers of New York. [Azi Paybarah]
Thompson, who backs a modified stop-and-frisk but not Kelly, wins support from some police and fire unions
This afternoon, former comptroller Bill Thompson — who warned about an "overreaction to stop and frisk" — was endorsed by 18 of the 20 unions that make the United Uniformed Workers of New York, representing police officers, fire fighters and first responders.
As of today, an ultra-Orthodox Jewish tradition in which mohels suck blood from the open wound of a freshly circumsized penis is not illegal in New York City.(2)
In the debate over the reopening a garbage plant on East 91st Street and York Avenue, the rhetoric of the mayoral candidates has overshadowed the substance of the argument.
Bill Thompson today said he can't comment on an alternative waste transfer site or on rising health care costs because he's not mayor yet.