MANHATTAN Gale Brewer (D): Brewer is a Democratic city councilwoman from the UWS and chairwoman of the governmental operations committee. She won a crowded Democratic primary in September with nearly 40% of the vote.
David Casavis (R): Casavis is running on the Republican line and has run for Manhattan borough president as a Republican before. STATEN... » more
Bill de Blasio is running for mayor on the Democratic and Working Families party lines.
BACKGROUND: De Blasio, 52, was raised in Massachusetts and lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn. He and his wife, Chirlane McCray, have a daughter and son, both teenagers. De Blasio graduated from New York University and received a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.... » more
Letitia James is running for public advocate on the Democratic and Working Families party lines. She has no Republican opponent, so it is likely she will become the first African-American woman to hold citywide office.
BACKGROUND: James, 55 is a City Council member representing Brooklyn’s 35th District, which includes Clinton Hill, Fort Greene, parts of Crown Heights, Prospect Heights and... » more
Scott Stringer is running for comptroller on the Democratic and Working Families party lines.
BACKGROUND: Stringer, 53, was born and raised in Washington Heights, Manhattan, and lives on the Upper West Side with his wife, Elyse Buxbaum, and their two young sons. He graduated from John Jay College of Criminal Justice. He served in Jerrold Nadler’s state Assembly office and was elected to Nadler’s... » more
The number of working payphones in the city has plummeted by more than 50% since 2008, with 11,249 still active in the five boroughs as of January, according to data from the New York City Independent Budget Office.
The Bronx, Brooklyn and Staten Island have seen the number of active payphones drop by about 60% over the last five years, with Queens seeing a decline of 52% and Manhattan down... » more
Kathryn Lhota smiled warmly as she chatted with Loretta Sellitti on Wednesday at the Arrochar Friendship Club senior center on Staten Island. A less visible presence on the stump with her dad, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota, than rival Bill de Blasio’s two teenagers, the 22-year-old said she’s been busy behind the scenes.
“You’re going to need a vacation after [the campaign],” Sellitti,... » more
Consider the “M” word. Somebody in pundit-land will undoubtedly proclaim a “mandate” if, as pollsters predict, Bill de Blasio wins the mayoralty on Tuesday by a large margin over Republican Joe Lhota.
The word has a nice ring.
But count John LoCicero, longtime close adviser to the late Mayor Ed Koch, among the City Hall veterans who assign it little meaning when the time comes to govern... » more
It's been two years since the last New York City Marathon, which means the 2011 winners had an extra year as the reigning champs for Geoffrey Mutai and Firehiwot Dado. Both are entered into Sunday's race with the chance to defend their respective crowns. Here's each defending champion at a glance.
The 32-year-old Kenyan set a course record when he won two... » more
With six teams on bye and many regular fantasy starters unavailable, here are some players worth starting and sitting this week:
Cam Newton (QB, Panthers)
Newton has turned it around after a shaky start. He should be considered a top five QB the rest of the way.
Alfred Morris (RB, Redskins)
No need to worry about the emerging threat of Roy Helu this... » more
The anti-terrorism operation at Sunday’s New York City Marathon will be among the largest ever carried out across the five boroughs, as authorities employ a heightened strategy in response to the Boston Marathon bombings, officials said.
Federal authorities and police are bolstering security to an unprecedented level for the event and working closely with U.S. intelligence agencies to sniff... » more