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11.05.13 Bucky Turco

Bill de Blasio trounced Joe Lhota and will be the next mayor of New York City, a political feat that a Democratic candidate hasn’t pulled off in two decades. His Republican opponent lost big. Really REALLY big. Check out the New York Times to see just how big. (Photo: M. Smith/Flickr) […]

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11.04.13 Matt Harvey

Even in the buttoned-down Bloomberg era, New York has held on to its popular reputation for a live-and-let-live attitude. But this alluring image doesn’t jibe with reality when it comes to the city’s hidebound attitudes towards marijuana use. More people are arrested here for pot than in any other place in the world according to […]

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Andy Cush

The desperation of Joseph J. Lhota is getting more obvious by the day. A week after the Republican mayoral candidate said he fears for his own personal safety if his Democratic rival is elected, Joe claimed Bill de Blasio shouldn’t be mayor because he sleeps too late. The remarks came after de Blasio admitted he […]

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10.02.13 Andy Cush

Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota’s main line of attack against his Democratic rival Bill de Blasio in recent weeks has been to go the classic Republican route and label de Blasio a “socialist.” The onslaught began after the New York Times published a piece explaining de Blasio’s 1980s ties to the Nicaraguan Sandinista movement. Now, an actual socialist–namely, […]

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05.02.13 Andy Cush

Joe Lhota would like you to get off his lawn, please. At a candidates forum this week, the Republican mayoral candidate and former MTA chair and Giuliani lieutenant governor took a host of positions at stark odds with the city’s quickly growing demographic of meddling kids. Enjoy living in a converted warehouse space in East […]

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03.28.13 Andy Cush

In 1999, the Brooklyn Museum displayed Holy Virgin Mary, a painting by the Turner Prize-winning painter Chris Ofili that incorporates elephant feces and images of female genitalia alongside an image of the Virgin Mary. The work offended the delicate sensibilities of then-mayor Rudy Giuliani and his Roman Catholic deputy mayor Joe Lhota, and what followed was a […]

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12.19.12 Andy Cush

Two big news items from the MTA today. The first is that transit authority chairman Joe Lhota will step down Friday, in an apparent move towards the 2013 mayoral election. It has been widely speculated that Lhota would run for mayor, especially after the warm public reception he and the MTA received after their Hurricane […]

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