2013 mayoral race

Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Comptroller John Liu officially launches mayoral bid
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 3/17/2013 at 4:22PM

Comptroller and former Queens councilmember John Liu has formally kicked off his campaign for the mayor of New York City. “This can’t be the city of the rich and poor, of them and us. New York City needs to be one city. One city where everyone gets a fair wage and a fair shot,” Liu [...]

Anthony Weiner has war chest, but will he run for office?
Anthony Weiner has war chest, but will he run for office?
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/29/2013 at 3:14PM

More than a year-and-a-half after he was forced into resigning, there’s still speculation former Congressmember Anthony Weiner will make a bid for some public office, several media sources have reported. The Daily News claimed an anonymous pollster was calling registered voters to gauge if they still had a favorable view of the disgraced legislator, who [...]

Grocery mogul Catsimatidis announces run for mayor
Grocery mogul Catsimatidis announces run for mayor
Politics Terence M. Cullen 1/29/2013 at 2:42PM

It’s getting crowded. The Republican race for the mayor’s office tallied another candidate on Tuesday when John A. Catsimatidis announced he was running for the hotly contested position. Catsimatidis, owner, president and CEO of grocery chain Red Apple Group, parent company of Gristedes, announced his candidacy on the steps of City Hall and promised to [...]

Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Joe Lhota officially enters mayoral race
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/17/2013 at 12:41PM

It’s official. Joe Lhota, former CEO and chair of the MTA, is a mayoral candidate. On Thursday Lhota filed papers with the Board of Elections to become the 109th mayor of New York City. This morning on his newly created campaign website and Facebook page as well as on both his personal and campaign Twitter accounts he [...]

Ex-MTA chief Lhota closer to mayoral run
Ex-MTA chief Lhota closer to mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 1/15/2013 at 9:36AM

Former MTA Chairman and CEO Joe Lhota is on the fast track to a mayoral bid. According to media reports, at a New York Building Congress luncheon Monday, Lhota said that he intends to file papers to run for mayor this week. “I would not have left the MTA, a job and position that I [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 1/09/2013 at 7:17AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Partly cloudy. High of 48. Winds from the SSW at 5 to 15 mph. Wednesday Night: Clear. Low of 36. Winds from the West at 10 to 15 mph. EVENT OF THE DAY: Indians in the Caribbean A photographic exhibition of arts, culture and nation building (1900-1950) at the Rajkumari Cultural Center in Richmond Hill, Indians [...]

MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
MTA head Joe Lhota resigns to explore mayoral run
Politics Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 1:16PM

Following the MTA board’s approval of his fare hike proposal, CEO and Chairman Joe Lhota announced that he will resign, effective December 31, to consider running for New York City mayor in 2013. At the announcement, Lhota said that he would make “no further comment” on his mayoral candidacy until early January, when he will [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/19/2012 at 8:24AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Wednesday: Clear. High of 48. Breezy. Winds from the WNW at 15 to 20 mph. Wednesday night: Clear in the evening, then partly cloudy. Low of 36. Winds from the NNW at 5 to 15 mph EVENT of the DAY: Queens Young Professionals Holiday Party Recently, the Queens Young Professionals group formed to provide resources and [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
News Cristabelle Tumola 12/10/2012 at 7:38AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Monday: Overcast with rain, then a chance of rain in the afternoon. Fog early. High of 61. Winds from the SSW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Monday night: Overcast with rain showers. Low of 45. Winds from the WSW at 10 to 15 mph shifting to the NW after midnight. Chance of [...]

Queens’ Morning Roundup
Top Stories Cristabelle Tumola 12/04/2012 at 7:20AM

TODAY’S FORECAST Tuesday: Overcast in the morning, then mostly cloudy. High of 61. Winds from the South at 5 to 10 mph. Tuesday night: Mostly cloudy in the evening, then overcast with a chance of rain. Low of 52. Winds from the SW at 5 to 10 mph. Chance of rain 40%. EVENT of the DAY: Copy Cat [...]