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Michael Bloomberg spent the past 10 weeks flooding the airwaves with ads, racking up endorsements and climbing into contention – and in two hours, he risked losing those swift gains as he stumbled through his first nationally televised primary debate.
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Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and others criticized aerospace giant Grumman and the U.S. Navy for keeping information secret and dragging out the cleanup of an underground contaminated plume that’s been spreading for more than 50 years.
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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio met with boos at a Queens town hall from residents who expressed anger about homelessness, criminal justice ­reform and controversial New York City schools Chancellor Richard ­Carranza.
New York City first lady Chirlane McCray has long been interested in mental health, but critics say her latest efforts are less about her much-criticized ThriveNYC program and more about her rumored run for Brooklyn borough president.
New York City Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez wants to make it easier for bodega owners to obtain guns, following the murder of two Bronx deli workers in separate shootings in the span of a week.
A new report released this month found that New Yorkers of color are more likely to have their driver's license suspended because they can't afford to pay the fines associated with traffic violations.
Many more subway stations could be made accessible, according to a Metropolitan Transportation Authority-commissioned study on bringing the system in line with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Cyclists will soon be able to ride more safely through Midtown Manhattan as New York City extends Sixth Avenue’s protected bike lane from Herald Square to Central Park, part of 10 miles of protected bike lanes to be added this year.
Court-appointed experts reported in documents that a new call center is helping the New York City Housing Authority do a better job dealing with mold complaints, calling the initiative “extraordinarily responsive.”
Bernard Kerik, New York City's police commissioner during the Sept. 11 attacks, said he cried when President Donald Trump pardoned him for felony convictions that put him behind bars, aware he got a break other convicts never see.
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Michael Bloomberg should be proud of his time as mayor of New York City, and as he continues to campaign, he should quit apologizing for stop, question and frisk, former New York City Police Commissioner Howard Safir writes.
Bloomberg’s misguided execution of stop and frisk based on racial profiling does not mean he hates black people – the most I can say is he had a pure heart but an empty head, former District Court Judge Shira Scheindlein, who presided over the 2013 stop-and-frisk lawsuit, writes.
Democrats could do a lot worse than stage a grand political showdown between Bloomberg and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders to select the party’s next nominee for president, even if Bloomberg has problems.
A move is afoot in the state Legislature to ban flavored tobacco products – things like menthol cigarettes, cigars or chewable tobacco – and if a ban makes anyone less likely to smoke, it is a good move.
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The Democratic presidential candidates turned on one another in Wednesday’s debate, with two of the leading candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders and Michael Bloomberg, forced onto the defensive repeatedly throughout the evening.
The White House can't get its broad immigration proposal moving, so officials are pursuing a narrow deal that would please the business community but might go against the president's campaign promise to reduce overall immigration.
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