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Chris Smith

September 23, 2013 | The City Politic
Tale of One or Two Cities

Who, between Joe Lhota and Bill de Blasio, is the uniter, and who’s the divider? Depends on whom you ask.

September 16, 2013 |
Autocrat for the People

When the richest man in the city is also the one who runs it. An assessment of an extraordinary era.

September 16, 2013 |
In Conversation: Michael Bloomberg

The mayor has harsh words for Bill de Blasio, rebuts the charge that he’s in the tank for the wealthy, questions just how poor the poor really are, and considers (for the first time) what he might like named after him.

September 2, 2013 | The City Politic
Gracie Madness

Why is it hard for so many New Yorkers to make up their minds about the next mayor?

August 19, 2013 | The City Politic
Post–Carlos Danger

With Anthony Weiner reeling, Christine Quinn is the front-runner again. But a vulnerable one.

July 22, 2013 | Intelligencer
The Steamroller Returns

And many—Wall Street, unions, the Establishment—are afraid he hasn’t changed a bit.

July 8, 2013 | The City Politic
Bill de Blasio’s Towering Problem

He’s the highest-minded liberal in the race—but are his concerns too rarefied for most New Yorkers?

June 17, 2013 | The City Politic
Candidate Who

Bill Thompson has a natural base and surprising allies beyond it. Now he has to make peace with the sound bite.

June 3, 2013 | The City Politic
Hot Dog Days

With Weiner in, Quinn drifting, Liu seething, and Thompson and De Blasio dueling, the campaign is about to get warm.

May 20, 2013 | The City Politic
Winning With Weiner

Don’t laugh—it’s not impossible.

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