John Liu to Announce ‘Federal Challenge’ to Campaign Finance Board

John Liu. (Photo: Comptroller's Office)
John Liu. (Photo: Comptroller’s Office)

John Liu is still fighting.

The former comptroller, who is still exploring a return to elected office and maintaining an extensive public schedule, will hold a press conference tomorrow in Manhattan to announce a “federal challenge” to the Campaign Finance Board after he was denied public matching funds during last year’s mayoral race. Continue reading “John Liu to Announce ‘Federal Challenge’ to Campaign Finance Board”

Bill de Blasio Cheered, Jeered in First Parade as Mayor-Elect

Bill de Blasio waves to the crowd at the Veteran's Day Parade.
Bill de Blasio waves to the crowd at the Veteran’s Day Parade.

Bill de Blasio, fresh off his overwhelming victory last week, marched in today’s Veterans Day parade as the newly-minted mayor-elect, greeting a bevy of fans and the occasional heckler on Fifth Avenue. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Cheered, Jeered in First Parade as Mayor-Elect”

Photo-Op: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Meets His Successor

May-elect Bill de Blasio and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: William Alatriste)
May-elect Bill de Blasio and Mayor Michael Bloomberg. (Photo: William Alatriste)

Bill de Blasio, elected the city’s 109th mayor yesterday, met with outgoing Mayor Michael Bloomberg in City Hall this morning to discuss his transition to the powerful office.

Mr. Bloomberg, who endorsed no one in the race, congratulated the Democrat after his overwhelming victory last night–signaling that the billionaire mayor would likely facilitate a cordial transition for Mr. de Blasio. Continue reading “Photo-Op: Mayor Michael Bloomberg Meets His Successor”

De Blasio Uses Giuliani as a Punching Bag at Southeastern Queens Rally

Bill de Blasio in Rochdale Village today.
Bill de Blasio in Rochdale Village today.

Bill de Blasio tarred Joe Lhota for his close association with former Mayor Rudy Giuliani at a Queens rally in support of the Democrat’s mayoral bid today, slamming his Republican rival in a neighborhood where few recall the ex-mayor fondly.

While speaking at a canvassing kickoff event in the predominately black Rochdale Village, Mr. de Blasio egged on his supporters by name-dropping Mr. Giuliani twice–eliciting boos each time.  Continue reading “De Blasio Uses Giuliani as a Punching Bag at Southeastern Queens Rally”

Bill de Blasio Mobbed by Media in Bay Ridge

Bill de Blasio in Bay Ridge this morning.
Bill de Blasio in Bay Ridge this morning.

It was a tale of two subway stops.

Bill de Blasio returned to a Bay Ridge, Brooklyn subway station this morning, where a media scrum mobbed him as he shook a few hands and posed for pictures before jetting off. Continue reading “Bill de Blasio Mobbed by Media in Bay Ridge”

Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes Collide at Russian Rally

Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.
Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes on the Brighton Beach boardwalk.

Brooklyn District Attorney Charles “Joe” Hynes and GOP mayoral hopeful Joe Lhota collided at a Russian rally in Brighton Beach yesterday, where they were both hoping to knit together a coalition of right-leaning immigrant voters.  Continue reading “Joe Lhota and Charles Hynes Collide at Russian Rally”