"There is no parent or community input in the current administration," said Randi Weingarten, the former UFT president who leads the union's national organization. "People are actually more angry when the mayor is as duplicitous as he is with this. When you pretend to talk to people when you actually don't. [Former mayor Rudy] Giuliani was actually more forthright because he would say he's not listening to people."(3)
This past weekend, for the first time I can recall, mayoral candidate appeared at a forum organized by Muslim and Arab groups. It took place at N.Y.U. on Sunday and lasted more than an hour.
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)
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anthony Weiner would get about 15 percent of the vote if the Democratic mayoral primary were held today, putting him second only to City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released this morning.
Most candidates become better known as a campaign progresses.
A new WNBC-Marist poll shows Anthony Weiner still has a base of support among Democratic voters and indicates that the nomination will get settled in a run-off if he runs.
If former congressman Anthony Weiner were a mayoral candidate, he'd have more Democratic support than any primary contender other than City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, according to an NBC New York Marist poll.
More on John Liu's unexpected inroads with Muslim voters.
Hours after a Quinnipiac University poll was released showing a majority of New Yorkers supporting the creation of an inspector general for the New York Police Department, Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson unveiled his public safety platform.