Mayor Michael Bloomberg's victories against pro-gun candidates in Southern California and Chicago didn't mean much when the Senate voted on a series of gun-related amendments this week.(1)
Yesterday, though, when the Democratic mayoral candidates gathered at a debate on the Upper West Side, the issue of terrorism never came up. The word terrorism was never mentioned. The broader concept of public safety was mentioned, in passing, and usually in reference to keeping fire houses open during budget cuts. Or protecting New Yorkers from street crime while reducing the NYPD's use of stop-and-frisk.
On Thursday, Mayor Michael Bloomberg's taxi commissioner, David Yassky, testified against a bill that would require all yellow cabs to be wheelchair-accessible, but even he didn't seem all that convinced with his own argument.
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.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz took a mild jab today at one of the mayoral candidates from his own borough, saying that opposition to horse-drawn carriages was "strange."(1)
Mayor Michael Bloomberg this morning warned those who voted against stronger gun controls that the they'd get their retribution from voters next November.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg's deal to unions: a raise, with string attached. [Dana Rubinstein]
The Daily News doctored their front-page picture of a Boston Marathon bombing victim. [Joe Pompeo]
Anthony Weiner doesn't have much room to grow, based on that Marist poll. [Azi Paybarah]
Why Tumblr shut down it's editorial operation. [Joe Pompeo]
Post reporter Josh Margolin was hired to be a senior investigative reporter for ABC. [Azi Paybarah]
On Tuesday, the day after two bombs exploded at the Boston Marathon finish line, Mayor Michael Bloomberg updated reporters on the attack's implications for New York City, and issued what seemed like a warning to his would-be successors about accounting for criticism in the formulation of security policy.
Josh Margolin, who helped write the book about the pervasiveness of public corruption in New Jersey and has had several front-page scoops since joining the New York Post's City Hall bureau from the Star Ledger in late 2010, has been hired away by ABC News.(1)
The Bloomberg administration just made an offer to the city's 300,000-strong municipal workforce that the unions can certainly refuse.
One day after the Boston Marathon bombings, Mayor Michael Bloomberg warned about letting "special interests" who "shape our security strategies." [Dana Rubinstein]
Rep. King takes up the Pat Toomey role on background checks. [Reid Pillifant]
The new congressman from gun-afflicted Brooklyn is hopeful on background checks. [Reid Pillifant]
New York City previews plans to deal with the next 'very quirky' superstorm. [Dana Rubinstein]
State Senator Simcha Felder laughs off a question about Governor Andrew Cuomo's influence over the chamber. [Azi Paybarah]
The day after the Boston Marathon ended with two deadly explosions, Mayor Michael Bloomberg issued an implicit warning to those who would succeed him: the city's security is fragile.
President Obama didn't use the word "terrorism" when he addressed the deadly explosions at the Boston Marathon yesterday, and little was known, by the end of the day, about who was behind them.
NYPD stepped up security following the explosions at the Boston Marathon. [Azi Paybarah]
Is this the part where Andrew Cuomo really tackles public corruption? [Josh Benson and Jimmy Vielkind]
Gillibrand and Schumer, working on gun control, in different ways. [Reid Pillifant]
Pat Toomey and an extreme test of Bloomberg's gun theory. [Reid Pillifant]
How serious is Michael Bloomberg about acting as a counterweight to the National Rifle Association?