2013 New York mayoral race

Jewish Voters More Divided Than Other Groups

Exit polls show a strong return to the Democrats in backing de Blasio, but 44 percent were with GOP's Lhota.
11/04/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Democrat Bill de Blasio won a resounding and historic victory to become New York's 109th mayor Tuesday night, with an estimated 73 percent of the vote, scoring high across ethnic, religious, age and gender lines. 

Bill de Blasio, bottom, won more Jewish support than other recent Democrats, but lost 44 percent to Joe Lhota. Getty Images

De Blasio's Challenge: Don't Screw Up

From nomination to Election Day, Democrat’s gaffe-free campaign was a classic “Rose Garden” strategy.
11/04/2013 - 19:00
Assistant Managing Editor

On Sept. 9, hours before he would leave the Democratic field in the dust with his decisive mayoral primary win, Bill de Blasio stopped on the Upper West Side to greet some neighborhood residents.

Bill de Blasio: Limited press access, maximized family images. Adam Dickter

In City's Only Runoff, Public Advocate Candidates Meet

Low turnout seen as Daniel Squadron faces Letitia James today.
09/29/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

In the city’s only runoff contest, Democrats Daniel Squadron, a state senator, and Letitia James, a city councilwoman, will vie for their party’s nomination for public advocate today.

Letitia James, left, and Daniel Squadron

Candidates Agree On Pressuring Iran

In "capital of the world," mayors need foreign policy, Lhota says.
09/22/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

In a rare show of accord, both major candidates for mayor on Monday called for continued U.S. pressure on Iran to abandon its quest for nuclear weapons, as the country’s new president heads to Manhattan for the United Nations General Assembly.

President Hassan Rouhani’s overtures to the West, as he tries to strike a more conciliatory tone than his predecessor, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, have won him open ears in the State Department.

But Republican Joseph Lhota and Democrat Bill de Blasio joined a chorus of public figures outside UN headquarters calling for vigilance.

"We won't be fooled again," says de Blasio, left. "Words are not as important as actions," says Lhota. Adam Dickter

Thompson Backs de Blasio, Uniting Democrats

Some Orthodox supporters reserving judgment on general race.
09/15/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

The long and often bitter Democratic primary for mayor ended today with William Thompson, Jr., becoming the last of the key Democrats to throw his support behind frontrunner Bill de Blasio.

Thompson, left, was joined by Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Bill de Blasio at City Hall Monday as he gave up mayoral bid. Getty Images

Come November, A More Traditional New York Clash

Stark contrast of ideas seen in general election if primary frontrunners prevail, with questions about ‘60s-style’ policies.
09/10/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor/Online Editor

In the first mayoral election in 12 years with a true Republican on the ballot, November’s race is likely to shape up as the kind of liberal versus conservative clash of ideas that defined the pre-Bloomberg era.

Voters cue up at a polling station in Manhattan to choose candidates in Tuesday’s primary. Getty Images

De Blasio Seizes Lead

60 percent surveyed by Quinnipiac say stop-and-frisk is 'excessive,' boosting public advocate's campaign.
08/12/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

In another setback to Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio seized frontrunner status in the Democratic primary for mayor Tuesday, according to the latest poll of registered Democrat voter by Quinnipiac University.

Bill de Blasio: Gets vote of most stop-and-frisk critics. Michael Datikash

Defiant Weiner Staying In Race

Sexting revelation raises fresh questions about electability; in Jewish Week interview he says voters favor issues over gossip.
07/23/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

Jockeying for first place in the Democrat primary with Christine Quinn, Anthony Weiner fought back Tuesday after the release of new explicit texts he sent to a woman last summer, saying they were “wrong” but that such behavior “is entirely behind me.”

Weiner: Admits sexting took place 14 months after he resigned form Congress. Michael Datikash

Weiner Gets An Earful On Terrorism

A victim takes on candidate's assumption at young Jewish leaders' forum.
07/17/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

After telling a crowd of young Jewish leaders that they are statistically unlikely to ever be victims of a terror attack, and that the government uses terrorism "to scare people," former congressman Anthony Weiner was in for a surprise Wednesday night.

Sarri Singer, founder of the victims' support group Strength To Strength, begged to differ.

Sarri Singer, a terrorism survivor, speaks with Anthony Weiner following JCRC meeting. Jeff Stier

Sparks Fly At Debate On Senior Issues

Albanese attacks Weiner on housing vote, raises Twitter scandal; frontrunner fires back at ‘demagogue.'
07/10/2013 - 20:00
Assistant Managing Editor

A debate on issues important to the city’s surging senior citizen population turned into a tense session of insults Thursday morning, as former Councilman Sal Albanese blasted former Democrat mayor rival Anthony Weiner for a long-ago vote on rent-control.

Anthony Weiner defends a City Council vote in the 90s at seniors debate. Adam Dickter
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