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Thompson To Run For Mayor Again

Thompson To Run For Mayor Again

Well, that didn't take long at all. Just two months after he lost in a closer-than-expected race against Mayor Bloomberg, former city comptroller Bill Thompson says he will run for the city's highest office again. Despite...

Voting To Become More Like High School Exams

Voting To Become More Like High School Exams

After fifty years of service, the city's lever voting machines will be replaced with "SAT-style ovals," according to the Times. When the Board of Elections chooses the city's new voting machines on Tuesday, and it's likely...

After Small Victory, Bloomberg Still Gives Big Bonuses

After Small Victory, Bloomberg Still Gives Big Bonuses

The city's richest man keeps living up to his big spending reputation — even after his poorer-than-expected performance at the polls. Despite fears that after his narrow third term victory, Mayor Bloomberg wouldn't pay out the...

Minorities Were The Majority In November Election

Minorities Were The Majority In November Election

For the first time ever, black, Hispanic and Asian residents of New York City outnumbered their white counterparts at the polls. In what the Times describes as "a seismic political shift," voters who identified themselves as...

Gay Activists Promise

Gay Activists Promise "Bloodbath" After Senate Marriage Rejection

Sen. Joseph Addabbo, Jr. The rhetoric is ratcheted up to 11 after last week's overwhelming rejection of same-sex marriage in the state Senate, which left gay-rights activists reeling. "It's going to be a bloodbath," one gay...

2009 NYC Election: Bloomberg Wins 3rd Term By Small Margin

2009 NYC Election: Bloomberg Wins 3rd Term By Small Margin

Mayor Michael Bloomberg won his controversial third term by beating Comptroller William Thompson by a much smaller than predicted margin. See the updates below for how the election night unfolded. 9:30 p.m.: The polls closed at...

Disturbed Naked Man Apprehended Outside Polling Station

Disturbed Naked Man Apprehended Outside Polling Station

This tweet from Laura Holder just caught our eye: "Seen at polling station (e.g. grade school): 1 man, over-6-foot tall, towering, 100% naked. Number of police: 12. Number of police cars: 4." The Local also heard...

It's Election Day—Make Sure To Vote

It's Election Day—Make Sure To Vote

Photograph by Jen Chung/Gothamist It's Election Day and polls in NYC have been open since 6 a.m. and will close at 9 p.m. You can find your polling site here. The citywide matchups today are the...

New Jersey Town Fights For Its Name, Again

New Jersey Town Fights For Its Name, Again

There are big elections tomorrow, but the most interesting race might take place in a tiny NJ town that'll be voting on its name for the fifth time since 1989. Woodland Park, population 11,000, received its...

Rent is Too Damn High Party Being Torn Apart!

Rent is Too Damn High Party Being Torn Apart!

Jimmy McMillan The Rent is Too Damn High Party just cannot catch a break. Besides being shockingly omitted from last night's debate, Mayoral candidate Jimmy McMillan has had to stand by and watch the Board of...

Bloomberg, Thompson March Today, Debate Tomorrow

Bloomberg, Thompson March Today, Debate Tomorrow

With just under 4 weeks to go before the mayoral election, Mayor Bloomberg and City Comptroller William Thompson will march in the Fifth Avenue Columbus Day parade today. And tomorrow is their first debate—some veterans have...

More Primary Voters For Comptroller, Advocate Than Mayor

More Primary Voters For Comptroller, Advocate Than Mayor

Voting at yesterday's primary had no lines, unlike last November's presidential election (November 2008 election photograph by urzzz on Flickr) Yesterday's primary election had the lowest turnout in history. Overall, less than 400,000 registered voters headed...

Primary Results: Thompson Wins, Run-offs Likely for PA & Comptroller

Primary Results: Thompson Wins, Run-offs Likely for PA & Comptroller

According to the results going up at NY1, Bill Thompson scored a landslide victory over his opponents in the race for the Democratic mayoral nomination, leading Tony Avella by more than fifty percent. In other races, it...

Special Election Day: 3 Council Races in Queens, Staten Island

Special Election Day: 3 Council Races in Queens, Staten Island

If you live in the 21st District (in Queens), 32nd District (also in Queens), or 49th District (in Staten Island), it's time for you to vote for a new City Council member! If your City Council members...

Three Indicted in Staten Island Election Night Beatings

Three Indicted in Staten Island Election Night Beatings

While millions across New York City were celebrating Barack Obama's election victory on November 4th, a group of young Staten Island men went on a violent rampage that left two young black men beaten and another...

Hillary Clinton Strategist Howard Wolfson Joins Bloomberg

Hillary Clinton Strategist Howard Wolfson Joins Bloomberg

Having caught his breath after one of the most prolonged primary campaigns in history, Howard Wolfson, Hillary Clinton's longtime communications director, will now go direct some communication for Mayor Bloomberg's re-election campaign. Wolfson announced the new gig...

Counting Continues for State Senate Race in Queens

Counting Continues for State Senate Race in Queens

We have our own protracted election drama in the city: The Board of Elections is still counting ballots in the State Senate race between incumbent Frank Padavan (R) and City Councilman James Gennaro (D). Padavan leads by...

Spencer Tunick Snaps Naked Obama Voters in Brooklyn

Spencer Tunick Snaps Naked Obama Voters in Brooklyn

While some revelers in the East Village were celebrating Tuesday night by dancing on top of buses, Obama supporters at Soda Bar in Prospect Heights were getting all naked for change. Well, for Spencer Tunick, famed photographer...

Democratic State Senators From NYC Want Latino Leader

Democratic State Senators From NYC Want Latino Leader

If you think John McCain's defeat Tuesday means you no longer have to hear the word "maverick" every five minutes, think again! The Associated Press reports that "four maverick New York City lawmakers" are refusing to back...

After Obama Win, Black Muslim Teen Beaten With Bat on Staten Island

After Obama Win, Black Muslim Teen Beaten With Bat on Staten Island

17-year-old Ali Kamara, a black Muslim, was walking home on Staten Island Tuesday night after it was announced that Barack Obama was elected president when he was brutally assaulted by four white men. Kamara tells the Daily...

No Pipe Dream: Michigan Votes For Medical Marijuana

No Pipe Dream: Michigan Votes For Medical Marijuana

In addition to approving a measure that loosens restrictions on embryonic stem cell research, Michigan voters also approved a medical marijuana ballot measure yesterday by an overwhelming majority, voting 63% to 37% to remove state-level penalties for...

Also, Too: Democrats Take New York State Senate!

Also, Too: Democrats Take New York State Senate!

For the first time since 1965, Democrats have taken control of the New York State Senate, sweeping into the majority last night on President-elect Barack Obama's coattails. All the incumbent Democrats held on to their seats, and...

Your Guide to Voting Tomorrow and the NYC Ballot

Your Guide to Voting Tomorrow and the NYC Ballot

The polls open at 6 a.m. statewide tomorrow, and given the recent concern about whether the NYC Board of Elections is prepared for an anticipated massive voter turnout, you might want to consider voting early. Polls close...

McCain, Obama Stump Till the Last Moment

McCain, Obama Stump Till the Last Moment

After months and months (practically years) of politicking, Senators John McCain and Barack Obama are entering the final hours of their presidential campaigns. Both candidates visited battleground states over the weekend in hopes of ensuring a...

Volunteer for Obama or McCain, A Totally Fair And Balanced Guide

Volunteer for Obama or McCain, A Totally Fair And Balanced Guide

Woah, can you believe the election is only four days away? And even though that Obama has been busy making sure the drapes match the carpet in the Oval Office, a Fox News poll shows the two...

Rock the Vote Defends Itself in Voter Registration Mess

Rock the Vote Defends Itself in Voter Registration Mess

Over the weekend Rock the Vote was accused by the New York Times of botching the registration of possibly 40,000 would-be New York voters. According to the article, the online registration forms for New Yorkers on Rock...

With 16 Days Till the Election, More Fighting Ahead

With 16 Days Till the Election, More Fighting Ahead

Cartoon by carolita johnson With the election so near, there's so much going on. Here are some of the hot topics: The Supreme Court overturned a lower court ruling that would have required the Ohio Secretary...

26 Days Left: Obama Buys Primetime, McCain Talks Ayers

26 Days Left: Obama Buys Primetime, McCain Talks Ayers

Photograph of a Singapore restaurant worker adjusting a sign for a lunch promotion by Wong Maye-E/AP Last night, it was confirmed that Democratic candidate Barack Obama's camp bought 30 minutes of national primetime on CBS and...

Black McCain Supporter Found Living in NYC!

Black McCain Supporter Found Living in NYC!

Meet Richard Ivory: New Yorker, blogger, black man, and John McCain supporter. He also works as a counselor to mentally ill patients, but he himself is not mentally ill—he just doesn't want another tax-and-spend Democrat to undo...

McCain, Obama Meet in First Presidential Debategallery

McCain, Obama Meet in First Presidential Debate

Finally: Presidential candidates John McCain and Barack Obama squared off against each other in the first debate last night. (Here's a transcript; video of full debate after the jump.) The debate's focus was on foreign policy, but...

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