The city's largest union threw its weight behind Democrat Bill de Blasio's run for mayor Monday.
George Gresham, the president of 1199 SEIU, which represents 200,000 hospital and health care workers, said the city's public advocate had the strongest vision for creating jobs among all of the candidates.
"Bill is not afraid to say that too many New Yorkers are being left behind and ignored... » more
The city's public advocate unveiled an immigration reform plan Thursday that he said gives hardworking transplants in the Big Apple a chance at living the American dream.
Bill de Blasio, a mayoral candidate, joined several state and city elected officials and made a legislative request for bills that would help all immigrants living in the city, including one that would create a citywide ID... » more
After four years of negotiations and stalls, the City Council passed its paid sick leave bill Wednesday.
The 45-3 vote on the Earned Sick Time Act guarantees that the Council can override the expected veto from Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
Under the bill's rules, businesses with 20 or more employees must provide at least five paid sick days starting April 1, 2014. Eighteen months later,... » more
Bill Thompson picked up a pair of endorsements from some familiar faces Thursday.
U.S. Rep. Jose Serrano and his son, state Sen. Jose M. Serrano, said they backed the former comptroller and mayoral candidate for the second election in a row.
The Bronx elected officials said Thompson, who was defeated by Mayor Michael Bloomberg in 2009, was the only candidate that had the best interests... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, a candidate for mayor, laid out her plans to improve safety in the Big Apple Wednesday.
Among the suggestions in her multifaceted proposal were increasing the NYPD's force by moving up the next police academy class from January to July, installing more mobile cameras and expanding counterterrorism training to sanitation and transit workers.
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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn and Public Advocate Bill de Blasio picked up key endorsements for their mayoral campaigns Thursday.
Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz backed Quinn at a ceremony outside Borough Hall. De Blasio announced that Democracy for NYC, the New York wing of the nonprofit political advocacy group, Democracy for America, backed his run for mayor.
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Anthony Weiner remains mum on his possible mayoral run, but that's not stopping him from giving his two cents on how to improve the city's middle class.
When asked whether he is throwing his hat into the contest during NY1's "Inside City Hall" Monday evening, the disgraced congressman said he was "thinking about it."
Weiner repeatedly expressed regret for his lewd... » more
Mayor Michael Bloom-berg's approval rating is slipping as the clock ticks on his mayoral tenure, a poll released Thursday found.
Only half of New Yorkers surveyed in the Quinnipiac University poll approve of the mayor's performance, which is his lowest rating in 10 months.
Maurice Carroll, director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said after 12 years, some New Yorkers... » more
New Yorkers say the recent political scandals have turned the Big Apple rotten to the core.
A Quinnipiac University poll released Wednesday found that 82% of residents think government corruption is a serious problem.
Maurice Carroll, the director of the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute, said the high number was no surprise, given the extensive and ongoing media coverage of city... » more
A feminist icon announced Wednesday that she supports Christine Quinn for mayor.
Ms. Magazine co-founder Gloria Steinem said the City Council speaker's years of helping the working class would make her an excellent leader for the city.
"The Statue of Liberty need no longer be the only woman who symbolizes democracy in our great city," Steinem, 79, said in a statement.
Quinn thanked... » more