In a surprise ruling earlier this evening, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit temporarily blocked an earlier federal ruling that would have curtailed the NYPD’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy.
While the decision is a significant win for Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the man most likely to lead City Hall in 2014 isn’t on board.
Cats in the Bag
Time to breath a sigh of relief, New York: If elected mayor, Bill de Blasio says you won’t find a video tape of him smoking crack cocaine.
As Seen on TV
John Catsimatidis is not impressed with his ex-rival’s campaign for mayor.
The supermarket and oil magnate, who lost the Republican primary to Joe Lhota earlier this year, briefly discussed his former challenger this morning, telling Politcker he would have run a far stronger campaign against Democrat Bill de Blasio, who is dominating Mr. Lhota in the polls.
Ghosts of Mayor's Past
For the first time in a televised ad, Joe Lhota is not just seen, he’s also heard.
The latest spot from the Republican candidate, who remains nearly 40 points behind his Democratic opponent with less than a week to go before Election Day, features the candidate–sounding relaxed and confident–speaking directly to voters.
The Great Debate
He remains nearly 40 points behind in the polls, but Joe Lhota keeps on swinging.
During a post-debate appearance this morning on a local radio show, the Republican mayoral candidate attacked his Democratic rival, Bill de Blasio, and once again railed against former Mayor David Dinkins, accusing the pair of divisive racial thinking.
Blast From The Past
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota faced off in their third and final debate of the 2013 mayor’s race this evening, rehashing old arguments and trying to make their last pitches with less than a week to go before Election Day.
Throughout the debate, Mr. Lhota–who remains nearly 40 points down in public polls with Election Day looming–doubled down on his message that a Mayor de Blasio will take the city back to the bad old days of high crime.
The Final Countdown
Political observers have often remarked that if Anthony Weiner had simply come clean about his post-resignation sexting relapse in his initial tell-all interview with The New York Times Magazine, he would have fared far better in this year’s mayoral race.
And in an interview with GQ magazine published today, Mr. Weiner agreed, blaming the Times Magazine writer, Jonathan Van Meter, for not being “tough enough” on him.
crossing the aisle
With just a handful of days left before voters return to the polls, Bill de Blasio is still sitting atop a huge lead over Republican rival Joe Lhota.
Gracie Mansion Tunez
Republican Joe Lhota is out with a new web ad today touting his support among Democrats worried about public safety if Bill de Blasio is elected mayor.
Famed salsa singer Willie Colón is not only in full support of Bill de Blasio, who defeated his chosen candidate in the Democratic mayoral primary, he’s recorded a song for Mr. de Blasio as well.