Billionaire businessman John Catsmatidis said he is "committed" to running for mayor, even if he loses the race for the Republican Party nomination.(2)
In endorsing former City Comptroller Bill Thompson for mayor, the Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr., said he choosing an experienced candidate who was also, "even-headed" and "able to listen to you."
On Monday night, seven candidates for mayor cycled through a synagogue in Park Slope to talk about polarizing issues affecting south-central Brooklyn: Barclays Center, affordable housing and, of course, the Prospect Park bike lane.(2)
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.
Here's today's video briefing, with clips from the White House Correspondents' Association Dinner, and other clips showing the more, um, entertaining side of New York politics, featuring mayoral candidates Bill de Blasio and John Catsimatidis.
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.
Anthony Weiner, who resigned his congressional seat over after admitting to sexting various women, from home and his office in Washington, today launched a new Twitter account.
As the nation watches the hunt for the perpetrators of the Boston Marathon bombings, New York's mayoral candidates are working out how to account for the traumatic event and, in at least one case, citing it to reinforce their political strategy.
McDonald, founder of the Doe Fund, spoke about "Helen, who is the dry cleaner on my block," plus a Japanese restaurant he dined at recently, and massage parlor who goes to often. "On my block there is an Asian massage therapy, and I go there. It's very very good. Very inexpensive. $60 an hour. It's just fantastic."(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.
Here's Republican mayoral candidate john Catsimatidis reacting to the arrest of his campaign aide Vince Tabone.
Catsimatidis said the arrest "helps" his campaign because the other people arrested as part of the scheme were supporters of his rival Joe Lhota.
Vince Tabone has been removed from the payroll of billionaire John Catsimatidis following his arrest in a wide-ranging federal bribery and corruption scandal, according to a source with first-hand knowledge of the campaign.(1)
Independent Democratic state senator Malcolm Smith tried bribing his way into the Republican mayoral primary and was in talks to give a plum job in his administration to a Republican councilman who was helping him, according to the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York.(3)