Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced a diverse and seasoned team to lead his transition Wednesday morning, after a "cordial" meeting with Mayor Michael Bloomberg, whom he said offered "helpful advice" in building a new city government.
"We had an extraordinary night, but today is now the first day of a six-to-eight-week sprint to prepare our new administration,"... » more
UPDATED 11:05 P.M.: Here are some of the reactions on Bill de Blasio's election win.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo:
"Tonight New York City voters have opened an exciting new chapter in our State's largest city with the election of incoming Mayor Bill de Blasio. On a personal level, it is particularly gratifying to see Bill, a true friend and former colleague, win tonight. He has the experience... » more
The city's Board of Elections said there were few technical problems at poll sites Tuesday but acknowledged that the small font used on the ballots confused voters.
Mike Ryan, the board's executive director, said he received calls from New Yorkers saying the 6-point font is hard to read.
Ryan said the small type stemmed from several factors, including the large number of candidates in... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg cast his ballot Tuesday but remained mute on whom he was voting for -- as he's done throughout the election cycle.
The mayor, a resident of the Upper East Side, emerged from his 81st Street polling site around 7:50 a.m. and briefly took questions from the press.
He offered a full-throated endorsement of the voting process, but declined to reveal any specific information... » more
Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that the future for the steeds in Central Park won't be pretty if horse-drawn carriages are banned.
Both Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota have said they support a City Council bill that would ban the popular rides. Bloomberg, who has long been an opponent of the bill, said he has no doubt that the 200 horses currently being used would be killed if the industry is shut... » more
The state's highest court said Thursday it will hear the city's appeal of the ruling that nixed the soda ban. But it's highly unlikely that Mayor Michael Bloomberg will still be in office when the decision comes down.
The state court of appeals granted the city approval to appeal the lawsuit filed by the beverage companies and other groups that overturned the department of health's proposal... » more
Democratic mayoral nominee Bill de Blasio tried to brand Joe Lhota’s Republicanism as a scarlet letter last night during the first of three debates.
De Blasio, with a commanding 3-to-1 lead in the polls, repeatedly hammered Lhota as being a tea-party coddler whose party allegiance is “enabling” the federal government shutdown.
“We don’t need Republican trickle down economics or tea-party... » more
Cops arrested 437 bikers for various offenses this year, including 187 arrests for reckless endangerment, according to the NYPD. As of Thursday, police had issued close to 5,500 summonses to bikers and seized 1,440 motorcycles.
"Across the city police have conducted 25 motorcycle-enforcement initiatives to deter and cite dangerous or illegal motorcycle and other motorized bike operation,"... » more
Mayoral front-runner Bill de Blasio said he is “gratified and humbled” by yet another poll predicting a landslide victory, as his opponent Joe Lhota attacked him as an inexperienced “hack” with no solid ideas.
Shortly after a Quinnipiac poll showed Democrat de Blasio beating his Republican rival 71% to 21%, Lhota began criticizing de Blasio on television and at a campaign stop in Flushing,... » more
Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes isn't throwing in the towel.
Just weeks after losing the Democratic primary to Ken Thompson, the 78-year-old prosecutor will be running as a Republican in the general election.
A spokesman for Hynes, who is vying for his seventh term, said the district attorney would elaborate more on his plans next week.
Thompson, a former federal prosecutor,... » more