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The City Politic Archive

February 17, 2014
America’s Mayor: The Sequel

Bill de Blasio’s landslide has made him a beacon for liberals nationally. But does Park Slope really play in Peoria?

December 23, 2013
De Blasio’s Class House

Fixing the schools while bringing New York’s two cities together is the new mayor’s most difficult challenge.

November 18, 2013
The New Mayor’s Frenemies

The politics of Bill de Blasio’s signature issues are about to get personal.

September 23, 2013
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 2, 2013
Gracie Madness

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

August 19, 2013
Post–Carlos Danger

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

July 8, 2013
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
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
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
Winning With Weiner

Don’t laugh—it’s not impossible.