New York City mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, who placed second in the Democratic primary, will concede to top vote-getter Bill de Blasio and avert a bruising runoff, local media reported on Monday.
On Manhattan’s Upper West Side, Jewish Democrats voiced their dissatisfaction with their party’s candidates for mayor. Some are even considering a Republican ticket in November.
The political leaders of half of Brooklyn’s Satmar Hasidic community announced they would back New York City Democratic mayoral frontrunner Bill de Blasio today, setting the stage for an epic get-out-the-vote showdown in Williamsburg next week.
New York mayoral candidate Bill Thompson’s political tour guides to Hasidic Brooklyn are two guys named Joseph — both famous influence-peddlers with strong community connections and checkered pasts.
Brooklyn’s ultra-Orthodox communities are famed for their electoral clout. With the mayoral primary looming, their support is uncharacteristically split among the crowded field.
Hasidic activists accosted a man who disrupted a rally by Satmar Hasidim endorsing New York City Democratic mayoral candidate Bill Thompson, briefly detaining him inside a nearby Judaica store.
New York City mayoral candidate Anthony Weiner, with his wife by his side, said he is staying in the race after confirming on Tuesday that some newly revealed sexually explicit online chats and photos, published this week by a gossip website, were sent by him.
New York’s leading Democratic mayoral candidates are promising more aid to religious schools. Is it the right thing to do — or just an effort to pander to the Orthodox vote?
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn announced she was running for mayor Sunday, making official what had been all but acknowledged for months.
New York City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, considered a front-runner to be New York’s next mayor, officially launched her candidacy on Sunday for the job that would make her the city’s first female and first openly gay mayor.