2020

Politics

All the former mayor’s men – and a woman

The old Michael Bloomberg City Hall and campaign hands working to win him the presidency.

2020

Politics

The biggest dead-end job in politics

New York City mayors never go on to higher office. Can Mike Bloomberg break the losing streak?

Michael Bloomberg

Politics

Bloomberg enters Democratic primary

An FEC filing shows that the former New York City mayor is running for president.

New York City

Politics

How Mike Bloomberg’s record could play well in the primaries

As New York City’s mayor he created groundbreaking health and environment initiatives.

New York City

Politics

Many of Michael Bloomberg’s mayoral actions may make him a liability

It’s doubtful he’ll become a favored presidential candidate among Democratic voters.

Michael Bloomberg

Politics

Bloomberg renounces stop-and-frisk

Appearing at a black church in Brooklyn, the former NYC mayor addressed a liability in the Democratic presidential primary.

Michael Bloomberg

Politics

Bloomberg takes first step in running for president

The former Republican NYC mayor filed to get on a Democratic presidential primary ballot.

Michael Bloomberg

Politics

All the times Michael Bloomberg has considered running for president

The former New York City mayor has been deliberating for more than a decade.

New York City

Politics

New York’s efforts to snuff out smoking

Cuomo’s flavored e-cigarette ban is the latest in the war on lighting up.

New York State

Politics

New York politicians love using personal emails

An increasing number of high-profile New York politicians have been caught using their personal email address for – and New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is just the latest, but here’s why it draws criticism.

New York City

Personality

Dianne Morales wants to be New York City’s first female mayor

Dianne Morales, an Afro-Latina woman who runs a South Bronx social services nonprofit, is running for mayor of New York City in 2021. The 52-year-old executive director and CEO of Phipps Neighborhoods, launched her bid last week.

New York City

Opinion

Leave de Blasio alone

Why does the New York political press seem to hate New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and hold him to a different standard than his predecessor rivals? Maybe it’s because they got used to covering a billionaire mayor who could buy love, writes journalist Kate Albright-Hanna.

New York State

Opinion

Yonkers overturns term limits – and the voters’ will

Yonkers power brokers extended the voter-ratified two-term mayoral limit to three terms via hurriedly called a Council vote. It’s just the latest example of Yonkers being “the City of Hills where nothing is on the level,” writes former radio host for WVOX-1460 AM Phil Reisman.

Ruben Diaz Sr.

Personality

Rubén Díaz Sr.’s habit of offending

New York City Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr. is once again provoking outrage, suggesting he wouldn’t report sexual harassment since doing so would make him a “rat.” This is hardly the first rodeo for the cowboy hat-wearing councilman, who has a history of offensive comments.

Bill de Blasio

Opinion

Why Bill de Blasio wouldn’t make a good president

De Blasio’s record as mayor doesn’t have a policy theme: It’s just a mishmash of half-executed ideas that add up to a city little different from before he got here, which would undermine his case for the presidency, writes Nicole Gelinas.

New York City

Opinion

Losing mayoral control of NYC schools would be a step backward

For the past 17 years, since mayoral control of New York City schools was enacted innovation has increased and outcomes have improved. To undo that would make schools less accountable.

New York State

Politics

City-run subways, conflict in the Capitol and Bloomberg not running

There was some confusion over who's actually the current public advocate, Corey Johnson delivered a transit-oriented State of the City address, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced he would not be running for president in 2020, and so much more happened this week.

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