New York City Politics

De Blasio on Upcoming Jaunt to Iowa: ‘This is Who I Am’

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that his upcoming trip to Iowa to help revive the Democratic Party and play a role in national party efforts is “who I am” …

New York City

De Blasio: Clinton Would Resign If Lewinsky Affair Occurred Today

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that former President Bill Clinton would have resigned over his affair with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky had it …

New York City

Teen shows no mercy when grilling conservative congressman over Dream Act

A New York teen has gone viral for grilling her congressman over his mixed record with supporting legislation that would protect undocumented …

Staten Island

De Blasio Regrets Not Discussing NYCHA Lead Paint Scandal Sooner

Mayor Bill de Blasio said that he wished he disclosed to the public and the 400,000 New York City Housing Authority residents that the agency failed …

New York City

Founding member of NYPD Emerald Society dies

One of the founding members of the NYPD’s Emerald Society has died.<p>Lillian Patricia Reilly — who became a cop in 1951 when few other women dared join …

New York City

N.Y. pols urge Labor Dept. to accept cancer type as 9/11-linked

A group of N.Y. Congress members are pushing the Department of Labor to recognize a type of cancer known to afflict 9/11 first responders.

Staten Island

NY Gov. Cuomo Calls State Republicans' Vote For House Tax Bill 'Treasonous' Insider

<b>Poll: Only 16% of Americans Believe GOP Tax Plan Will Reduce Their Taxes</b><p><b>'Bless Your Heart': Scalise Responds to Rosie O'Donnell Attack Over Tax Reform</b><p>New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) said the actions of state Republicans who voted for the House tax reform plan were "treasonous."<p>Several Republican …

Republicans

NYC Monuments Undergo Public Scrutiny at First Commission Hearing

Mayor Bill de Blasio’s statues and monuments commission held its first public hearing in Queens on Friday morning, where residents, advocates, …

New York City

Meet the Republicans Who Voted ‘No’ on the Tax Bill

13 Republicans voted against the GOP tax overhaul<p>House Republican leaders cheered passing a major tax overhaul Thursday, but 13 Republicans voted …

Politics

After Crowley Concedes, Council Down to 11 Women Members

The number of female Council members has dropped from 12 to 11 after Queens Councilwoman Elizabeth Crowley conceded her seat to primary opponent …

New York City

‘Revenge Porn’ Could Become a Crime in New York City

The City Council passed legislation on Thursday afternoon that would make “revenge porn” — the practice of sharing sexually explicit videos or photos …

New York City

Trump to Rally House GOP Before Crucial Vote: Tax Debate Update

House leaders are poised for a Thursday vote on their tax-overhaul bill as Senate tax writers continue to debate their proposal to make individual …

U.S. Congress

Newly Re-Elected de Blasio Rolls Out Affordable Housing Plan

Just eight days after becoming the first Democrat to win reelection in 32 years, Mayor Bill de Blasio unveiled his new roadmap for building and …

Housing

Inside the Breitbart Embassy, Bannon Hosts Elites and Plots a Populist Takeover

When Steve Bannon was the chief strategist and senior counselor to President Donald Trump, he spent his days and often long into his nights in an …

Donald Trump

After Trump Will Be Another Trump — and This One Could Be More Dangerous

For many, if not most, Americans, the only pleasure to be had from Donald Trump’s presidency is to imagine his premature eviction from the White …

Elections

NYPD: Man shot by police in the Bronx

A man was shot by city police Monday night in the Bronx, the NYPD said.<p>Police said it happened around 7:45 p.m. on Hughes Ave. near East Tremont …

Policing

De Blasio, Schumer lead Dems in rally against GOP tax overhaul

Mayor de Blasio and New York’s congressional Democrats rallied at City Hall to bash the GOP tax overhaul making its way through Congress.

U.S. Congress

How the ex-DNC chair ruined Clinton’s chance at 2020

Who’s afraid of the Clintons? Not Donna Brazile.<p>The explosive book by the former head of the Democratic National Committee is rocking the political …

Elections

Election Post-Mortem with Nicole Malliotakis’ Campaign Manager

Nicole Malliotakis and company (photo: @NMalliotakis)<p>“I targeted 750,000 votes,” said Leticia Remauro, campaign manager for Assemblymember Nicole …

Elections

David Dinkins Doesn’t Think He Failed. He Might Be Right.

David N. Dinkins became the 106th mayor of New York on Jan. 1, 1990, pledging to be the “toughest mayor on crime this city has ever seen.” On that day, 12 people were murdered in the city. Four years later, Mr. Dinkins lost his bid for re-election, beginning a contested legacy that can still …

New York City

Repealing SALT is an assault on New York and other states

Since the federal income tax was created in 1913, Washington has never violated the conservative principle that people shouldn’t pay federal taxes on …

Staten Island

NYC had an abysmally low voter turnout in Tuesday's election

Mayor Bill de Blasio was elected to a second term on Tuesday, ending a race that he was widely expected to win. According to unofficial election …

New York City

Veterans Property Tax Exemption

In honor of Veterans Day, today, Assemblyman Cusick, the Staten Island Chamber of Commerce and Applebee’s hosted veterans lunch and announced entry …

Staten Island

Malliotakis Lost the Mayor's Race but Gained a Higher Profile

GOP mayoral candidate Nicole Malliotakis said she was still raising campaign issues with Mayor Bill de Blasio when they spoke by phone Wednesday morning after her election loss to him.<p>“I wanted him to recognize that what may work in Manhattan may not work in Staten Island and that the community …

News (U.S.)

Police arrest man accused of flashing underage girls in Queens

Police arrested a man Wednesday they say repeatedly flashed underage girls while he rode a bicycle in Queens.<p>According to the city police department, …

Crime

What might Malliotakis do now after losing the mayor's race?

<i>While Nicole Malliotakis came up far short in the race for mayor on Tuesday, she tried to make the best of a tough night, with some of her fellow</i> …

Elections

It may be Trump's hometown, but it's De Blasio's city — and will be for the next four years

He is the anti-Trump, a self-styled progressive who is mayor of the president’s hometown and a prominent voice in the Democratic resistance to the White House.<p>Despite misgivings by many New Yorkers who complain the mayor can be out of touch with their daily concerns, Bill de Blasio on Tuesday …

Politics

De Blasio Coasts to Re-election, as Second-Term Challenges Await

Now comes the hard part.<p>Gliding to his second landslide victory, Bill de Blasio was re-elected on Tuesday as the mayor of New York City, overwhelming his Republican challenger, Nicole Malliotakis, and a handful of independent candidates in what he declared a persuasive affirmation of his …

New York City

Democratic New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio wins 2nd term

NEW YORK — Mayor Bill de Blasio cruised to re-election on Tuesday, fending off token opposition to win a second term as the leader of the nation's …

Staten Island

De Blasio on Track to Win a Second Term

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio is expected to win a second term on Tuesday, in a race that generated little excitement among voters.<p>The election on Tuesday capped months of sluggish campaigning in the city, and turnout is expected to be low. Depending on the results, Mr. de Blasio could clinch …

News (U.S.)