The Weekend That Was
With just 48 hours to go before the primary election for mayor, the leading candidates in NYC are immersed in the final, frantic and most adrenaline-fueled phase of the race: getting people to the polls to vote.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo says 2013 is going to be a “lucky year” for the Buffalo Bills, with a new stadium and a 10-year commitment from the team to stay put in western New York.
The governor stopped by the Taste of New York tailgate party under a tent behind the Bills field house this morning with Lt. Gov. Robert Duffy, Erie County Executive Mark Poloncarz and other state and local officials.
Former NYC Mayor Rudy Giuliani hit the campaign trail with mayoral candidate Joe Lhota.
The GOP mayoral candidates squared off for one last pre-primary debate.
Mayor Stephanie Miner has left the Syracuse area at least 23 times since last June, when she was appointed co-chair of the New York State Democratic Committee, according to her calendar.
One of Miner’s two Democratic primary opponents, Councilor Pat Hogan took the weekend off from campaigning to attend the wedding of his son and campaign manager, Joe Hogan.
Bob McManus says that if former Gov. Eliot Spitzer wins on Tuesday he’ll become NYC comptroller “owing nobody of consequence anything — which is another way of saying he’ll be free to settle old scores by the boatload.” Bad news for Cuomo.
Developer Mark Hamister says he remains committed to his proposed hotel development deal in Niagara Falls, and said the project would not be alive but for the efforts of Cuomo.
Mayoral candidate and former congressman Anthony Weiner says he’s not sure if his wife, Huma Abedin, will appear with him again on the campaign trail before Tuesday.
A new study finds that the Rochester area has the lowest overall Medicare spending rate in the nation – a model the Cuomo administration wants to replicate statewide.
The late Mayor Ed Koch’s lunch club buddies invited his mayoral race favorite, NYC Council Speaker Chris Quinn, to dine with them.
RFK Jr. reportedly kept a diary that detailed his extramarital affairs.
New York City Opera, which was founded 70 years ago to bring opera to the masses, will be forced to cancel most of its current season and all of its next season if it fails to raise $20 million by year’s end.
John Catsimatidis used a Port Authority Police softball tournament on Staten Island Friday to swing for the fences in a late-inning effort to defeat his GOP mayoral rival, Lhota.
Catsimatidis seconded Bloomberg’s views of Bill de Blasio’s use of his multiracial family in campaign ads, suggesting that – and the public advocate’s name change – were long-planned political calculations.
Wayne Barrett digs into de Blasio’s background and finds some politically questionable connections.
Voters in the Syracuse primary election will make key decisions Tuesday not only about the next mayor, but about the city councilors with whom that mayor will govern. Four Council seats are up for grabs.
Seventy-eight percent of Buffalo residents believe their city is moving in the right direction, which may explain Mayor Byron Brown’s wide lead over his primary challenger, Bernie Tolbert.
Residents in communities that are home to gun manufacturers are worried a combination of factors – including the SAFE Act – will cause those businesses, and the jobs they have created, to move out of town.
Long Island Congressman Peter King has become the first Republican to announce a run for president three years from now, in 2016. (During a visit to New Hampshire, he told a radio station he’s running “right now”).
David Paterson, who broke ground as New York’s first legally blind governor, told an Albany gathering of blind merchants that he will fight for them in any way he can.
The TU calls on the governor and Legislature to “look at fundamentally changing the tax structure in New York.”
The Erie County Democratic chairman plans to ask the state’s Moreland Commission to probe a new political action committee that Board of Elections records now show is fueled by $50,000 in donations from former Chairman G. Steven Pigeon.
Attendance at New York’s 214 parks and historic sites dipped slightly this spring and summer compared to 2012, attributable mainly to long stretches of rain around Memorial Day.
John Jay Lavalle, Suffok Republican chairman, said he is not worried about a possible challenge from Islip GOP chairman Frank Tantone over county leadership.
A slew of environmentalists gave an emphatic thumbs up to a proposal for a $5 billion bond act, but its future remains uncertain until Cuomo weighs in.
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