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Teachout Continues to Hammer Cuomo on Campaign Trail

Riding a surprising wave of momentum, Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout embarked on a statewide campaign swing Wednesday and continued to hammer her opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is maintaining a low profile on the campaign trail. 08/27/2014 10:14 PM

Mayor Bill de Blasio says an order to remove unused scaffolding at New York City Housing Authority properties is necessary because it poses a threat to the safety and security of residents, but critics are calling for another way to improve security.

Updated 08/27/2014 07:34 PM

In today's lead editorial of The New York Times, the newspaper says it will not back Governor Cuomo in the Democratic primary citing lack of required action needed for ethics and corruption reform in Albany.

08/27/2014 09:36 AM

Poll: City Voters 50/50 on Mayor's Performance So Far

A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday finds 50 percent of voters think Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing a good job, but also found there is a racial divide in favor of the first-term mayor.

08/27/2014 03:12 PM

Sergeants' Union Advises DNC to Choose Other Venue for Convention

Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn, but an open letter from the Sergeants Benevolent Association to the DNC chairperson says the city is not a safe place to host the convention.

Updated 08/26/2014 09:44 PM

On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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Park Slope Gets More Pre-K Spots Due to High Demand

With less than two weeks before students head back to school, the de Blasio administration is scrambling to launch its citywide pre-K program but finding that there are too many applicants in some neighborhoods, but not enough in others. Updated 08/26/2014 07:50 PM


Mayor Promises Tougher Security Following Second Brooklyn Bridge Trespassing

The second incident of very public trespassing on the Brooklyn Bridge in less than a month has Mayor Bill de Blasio again vowing tougher security—with other lawmakers proposing stricter penalties. Many are still asking how one of the most high-profile spots in the world can be so easily infiltrated. Updated 08/25/2014 08:43 PM


Activists, Politicians Turn Out for Michael Brown's Funeral

Politicians, civil rights activists and celebrities gathered Monday at a St. Louis church for the funeral of Michael Brown—the unarmed black teenager whose shooting death by a white police officer captured the country's attention. 08/25/2014 06:59 PM

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