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.
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Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Monday he will push for major ethics reform in light of the recent political scandals that rocked Albany and City Hall.
Cuomo spoke about the indictments of city and state elected officials in an alleged conspiracy to rig the mayoral election on the "The Capitol Pressroom" public radio show and said it created a prime moment for legislatures to act.
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Days after a political bribery scandal rocked the city, GOP mayoral candidate Joe Lhota offered solutions to curb corruption, and accused the Democratic front-runner, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, of not doing enough to stop council members from abusing their power.
Speaking outside City Hall Sunday, Lhota said his proposals would make it difficult for elected officials to abuse their... » more
Police Commissioner Ray Kelly said he's very concerned about the city's potential independent watchdog for the NYPD.
Speaking for the first time about the proposed police inspector general bill at an unrelated news conference in Central Park Tuesday, Kelly echoed Mayor Michael Bloomberg's opposition to the plan.
"Putting in another layer of so-called supervision or monitoring can ultimately... » more
Joe Lhota's road to City Hall just got a boost from some City Council members.
The City Council's GOP delegation -- Dan Halloran, Eric Ulrich, Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo -- endorsed the former MTA chief for the Republican mayoral primary Wednesday at a news conference at City Hall.
The four councilmen said Lhota's years of experience as a deputy mayor under Rudy Giuliani would make... » more
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn said Tuesday that she and her colleagues have come to an agreement on a bill that would create an independent watchdog group for the NYPD.
Quinn, who is running for mayor, wouldn't go into specific details about the negotiations for the Community Safety Act, which is a set of four bills that aim to make the police more transparent, but she did say the members... » more
The City Council's GOP delegation is set to back Joe Lhota for mayor Wednesday, according to one of its members.
Councilman James Oddo's office said he, fellow Staten Island Councilman Vincent Ignizio and Queens Councilmen Dan Halloran and Eric Ulrich will announce their endorsement of the former MTA chief at a 1 p.m. news conference at City Hall.
"I have worked with Joe Lhota and... » more
The ever-growing list of mayoral candidates became smaller Monday when Tom Allon announced he would end his campaign to focus on his media pursuits.
The Manhattan Media publisher, who was going to run on the GOP ticket, purchased City and State Media yesterday, which publishes a bi-monthly paper on city politics as well as news updates online.
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City Comptroller John Liu is expected to formally announce his run for mayor Sunday, according to a spokesman, putting to rest speculation aboout the Democrat's bid for higher office.
The 46-year-old former city councilman will be joining a long list of Democratic candidates, including City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio and former City Comptroller Bill Thompson.... » more
This weekend kicked off the start of St. Patrick's Day celebrations in the city, and the who's who of political players got a few walking miles in.
Mayor Bloomberg and a score of his potential successors marched in the Rockaways St. Patrick's Day parade on Saturday and the Sunnyside parade Sunday.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, City Comptroller John Liu and GOP mayoral candidate... » more