Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success
January 17th, 2014
02:33 PM ET
6 months ago

Poll: Bloomberg's time as mayor a success

(CNN) - With over a decade running New York City, former Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s tenure is considered "mainly a success" by voters in the Big Apple, according to a national survey released Friday.

Sixty-four percent of voters in the Quinnipiac University poll said Bloomberg's 12-year stint as mayor was a success, compared to 24% who did not. Seventy-eight percent of Republicans see the former mayor's time in office as favorable, compared to 62% of Democrats and 68% of Independents.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • Michael Bloomberg • New York • Poll
Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio
January 16th, 2014
05:34 PM ET
6 months ago

Poll: Early high marks for de Blasio

(CNN) – More than two-thirds of New York City voters feel optimistic about Mayor Bill de Blasio's next four years in office, according to a new poll released Thursday from Quinnipiac University.

Sixty-seven percent of voters say they're optimistic about his first term, compared to 21 percent who say they're pessimistic, the poll shows.
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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York • Polls
New York to pay $17.9 million to 2004 Republican Convention protesters
Riot police stand in front of the Protest Warriors, a counter-protest group of Bush supporters, at a protest against the Republican convention near Madison Square Garden September 2, 2004 in New York City.
January 16th, 2014
09:17 AM ET
6 months ago

New York to pay $17.9 million to 2004 Republican Convention protesters

(CNN) – New York City agreed on Wednesday to pay nearly $18 million to settle the civil rights claims of thousands of people arrested during the 2004 Republican National Convention that nominated George W. Bush for a second presidential term.

New York police engaged in mass arrests of more than 1,800 protesters, bystanders, legal observers and journalists during the event.

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U.S. Congressman to marry same-sex partner
Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney gets ceremonially sworn in by House Speaker John Boehner while Maloney's longtime partner, Randy Florke, holding the Bible in January 2013. The couple's three kids are also shown.
January 13th, 2014
07:35 PM ET
7 months ago

U.S. Congressman to marry same-sex partner

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney, D-New York, will marry his longtime partner, designer Randy Florke, the couple announced Monday.

"After 21 years together, we are excited for the next step in our journey as a family," they said in a statement. "For decades, we've fought to ensure that all families can experience the joys of loving commitment and we are proud to have our friends and family share this special moment with us in the near future."
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Filed under: Congress • New York • Same-sex marriage
Biden, Cuomo team up to promote New York's Sandy recovery
January 7th, 2014
02:06 PM ET
7 months ago

Biden, Cuomo team up to promote New York's Sandy recovery

(CNN) – Sitting side by side, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Vice President Joe Biden sought to highlight the Empire State's continued recovery efforts Tuesday, roughly a year after Congress approved billions in aid for the state left badly bruised by Superstorm Sandy in 2012.

At the event in Albany the governor gave a 25 minute presentation on the state's plans to redesign key infrastructure along the coastline, as well as create backup energy grids and new weather detection systems–all with the help of funds from the federal government.
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Filed under: Andrew Cuomo • Joe Biden • New York
January 1st, 2014
01:34 PM ET
7 months ago

De Blasio & the Clintons: The ties that bind?

(CNN) - Former President Bill Clinton on Wednesday formally swore in Bill de Blasio as Mayor of New York.

The very public move by the former President appeared to wrap a bow around long-standing ties between the new mayor and both Bill and Hillary Clinton. And it could pay political dividends for the former Secretary of State if she decides to make another run for the White House in 2016.

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Filed under: 2016 • Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history
December 30th, 2013
07:09 PM ET
7 months ago

Bill de Blasio: Central Park's horse-drawn carriages should ride into history

(CNN) - Horse-drawn carriages could soon be a thing of the past in New York City's Central Park after Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio announced plans to outlaw the popular tourist attraction once in office.

"We are going to get rid of horse carriages, period," de Blasio said at a news conference Monday, saying that the practice is inhumane.

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor
December 28th, 2013
03:33 PM ET
7 months ago

Bill Clinton to swear in de Blasio as NYC mayor

(CNN) – When Bill de Blasio becomes mayor of New York City on New Year's Day, he'll have a far more prominent Democrat than himself on the other side of the Bible.

He will be sworn in by former President Bill Clinton, the mayor-elect's office said Saturday.
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Filed under: Bill Clinton • Bill de Blasio • Hillary Clinton • New York
December 24th, 2013
02:34 PM ET
7 months ago

Daughter of NYC mayor-elect reveals depression, substance abuse

(CNN) – Chiara de Blasio, daughter of New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio, has struggled with clinical depression and drug abuse, the 19-year-old revealed in a YouTube video posted Christmas Eve.

"I've had depression, like clinical depression, for my entire adolescence," de Blasio says in the video. "It made it easier, the more I drank and did drugs, to share some common ground with people that I wouldn't have. It didn't start out as a huge thing for me but then it became a really huge thing for me."

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Filed under: Bill de Blasio • New York
New ad compares Obama, congressman to Rob Ford
December 2nd, 2013
12:06 PM ET
8 months ago

New ad compares Obama, congressman to Rob Ford

Updated 2:09 p.m. ET, 12/2/2013

(CNN) - A Republican congressional candidate in New York released a new ad Monday that lumps President Barack Obama and incumbent Democratic Rep. Tim Bishop in the same category as Rob Ford, the embroiled mayor of Toronto who admitted to using crack cocaine.

"Tired of politicians?" the ad's narrators asks, as the screen features side-by-side images of Bishop, Obama and Ford.
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Filed under: New York • President Obama
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