Lhota Says Developers Have ‘Bought’ de Blasio’s Silence on Atlantic Yards

Joe Lhota across the street from the Barclay's Center.
Joe Lhota across the street from the Barclay’s Center.

Taking about as many swings at Bill de Blasio as he can muster, Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota tacked to the left today to bash his Democratic opponent on the controversial Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn.

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Bill de Blasio with his booklet.

Bill de Blasio Is Psyched About His Policy Book

Bill de Blasio with his booklet.
Bill de Blasio with his booklet.

The mayoral race today went from ferocious to bookish.

At an immigration rally on the steps of City Hall, the race’s front-runner, Bill de Blasio, repeatedly flaunted his 69-page policy booklet, waving and leafing through his raft of proposals as a way to demonstrate to the press–and his Republican rival, Joe Lhota, who was not present–that he is indeed a candidate of big ideas. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Is Psyched About His Policy Book”

Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio Spar Through Testy Second Debate

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota clash at the second mayoral debate of the general election.
Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota clash at the second mayoral debate of the general election.

Bill de Blasio and Joe Lhota tangled bitterly in the second mayoral debate of the general election, butting heads on stop-and-frisk, a controversial campaign ad and the legacies of the Giuliani and Dinkins administrations.

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De Blasio’s Hillary Fund-Raiser Expected to Bring More Than $1 Million

Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative  (Photo: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)
Hillary Clinton at the Clinton Global Initiative (Photo: MEHDI TAAMALLAH/AFP/Getty Images)

Bill de Blasio’s fund-raiser tonight with Hillary Clinton is expected to bring in over $1 million for his mayoral campaign, according to a source with knowledge  of the the sum–and Mr. de Blasio couldn’t be more thrilled.

The Democratic front-runner gushed on and on about the former secretary of state at a press conference this morning, declaring “there’s literally no one more respected in this country.” Continue reading “De Blasio’s Hillary Fund-Raiser Expected to Bring More Than $1 Million”

Joe Lhota

Joe Lhota Promises More Ads Attacking ‘Vacuous’ Bill de Blasio

Joe Lhota
Joe Lhota in Boro Park today.

Enraged by suggestions that his latest campaign ad is divisive and potentially race-baiting, Joe Lhota slammed his front-running opponent in the mayor’s race, Bill de Blasio for comparing his commercial to the infamous “Willie Horton” ad.

“I think this is about Bill de Blasio and his inability to have a vision at all,” Mr. Lhota groused to reporters at a campaign stop in Boro Park today. “What you should do is go look at the Willie Horton ad and then ask yourself why they would make such a ludicrous comparison.” Continue reading “Joe Lhota Promises More Ads Attacking ‘Vacuous’ Bill de Blasio”

Muslims Rally for Bill de Blasio

Bill de Blasio at the Muslim rally today.
Bill de Blasio at the Muslim rally today.

With just three weeks to go before Election Day, Muslim leaders and activists gathered in Brooklyn to rally for Bill de Blasio today, hoping their various grievances with the Bloomberg administration would be addressed by a more sympathetic mayor. Continue reading “Muslims Rally for Bill de Blasio”