Today, Council Speaker Christine Quinn held a big press conference about a munimeter problem of indeterminate size that afflicts New Yorkers in the voter-rich outer boroughs.(1)
Council Speaker Christine Quinn today said that Councilman Daniel Dromm raised some "valid questions" when he argued that Abu Dhabi's represssion of gays should preclude it from building a soccer stadium in Queens' largest park.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg today accused the New York Times and civil-liberties activists of a form of racial bias, for focusing criticism on the NYPD's stop-and-frisk program instead of on shooting victims, who are predominantly black and Latino.(3)
Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota's campaign has sent out a fund-raising email presenting what he says is a path to victory in the general.(1)
Here's a new radio ad Republican mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis released this morning, warning of other candidates who are soft on street crime and terrorism.
The people who are advising Anthony Weiner, or not. [Reid Pillifant]
WNYC reporter Bob Hennelly is leaving as the station deals with a digital divide. [Joe Pompeo]
Democrats would lift Bloomberg's cell phone ban, and Carrion is open to use drones for surveillance. [Azi Paybarah]
Video: Bill de Blasio impersonates Arnold Schwarzenegger. [Azi Paybarah]
Two major Democratic mayoral candidates defended current New York laws prohobiting the kind of short-term apartment rentals like the ones found on AirBnB.com.
The major Democratic mayoral candidates said they would list Mayor Michael Bloomberg's ban on cell phones in public schools if elected. Speaking at a technology forum this afternoon.
The New York Times editorial board is criticizing Democratic mayoral front-runner Christine Quinn for a seeming contradiction in her positions on law enforcement:(1)
First debate: De Blasio says Quinn's hand was forced on police reform, and Quinn remembers differently
The six Democratic mayoral candidates stood behind tall wooden podiums in the theater at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. They were lined up by alphabetical order and asked a range of questions about public safety, street crime, counter-terrorism and managing the New York Police Department.
Michael Bloomberg knocked Andrew Cuomo, saying decisions about whether to permit hydrofracking should not be based on politics. [Dana Rubinstein]
Anthony Weiner attacked Christine Quinn and admitted his sexting habit had been going on for years. [Reid Pillifant and Azi Paybarah]
The city is setting aside $800,000 to investigate possible fraud and misconduct at the New York City Board of Elections. [Azi Paybarah]
Hours before a televised debate with her rivals in the Democratic primary for mayor, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced plans to hire 500 more police officers, create a panic button for residents to use while being assaulted, expand counter terrorism training to sanitation and transit workers, and create an app to allow people to send texts and photos of suspicious activity directly to the city police.