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The City Politic Archive

May 6, 2013
Is Quinn’s Flip Showing?

Christine Quinn’s shifting term-limits position may cost her—but not in the way everyone thinks.

March 25, 2013
“Yes, I’m Black—Duh”

Bill Thompson and the strange place of race in this year’s mayor’s race.

January 28, 2013
Lhota and the Old Days

“I am not a tool of Rudy Giuliani,” says mayoral candidate Joe Lhota. But escaping the shadow of America’s mayor may be tougher than he thinks.

December 10, 2012
Outside In

To become mayor, Bill de Blasio has to harness the energies of the outer-boroughs—and paint Christine Quinn as a Bloomberg clone.

September 10, 2012
Shel Game

Sheldon Silver, the most gifted Albany player of his generation, kept a payoff quiet. Will Andrew Cuomo win?

November 28, 2011
Bloomberg’s One Percent Solution

For the mayor, grappling with Occupy Wall Street is confoundingly personal.

November 21, 2011
The Force Isn’t With Him

Ray Kelly has had a remarkable run as NYPD commissioner—but now the problems are piling up.

June 6, 2011
The Gay Marriage Planner

Cuomo ’s strategy involves unlikely partners like Dean Skelos. Can he get everyone to the altar?

November 29, 2010
The Mike and Andy Show

For now it’s a buddy movie—till the budget cuts come.

October 25, 2010
How Andrew Cuomo Lost

He’s going to be governor—but by playing it safe, he gave up a chance to start leading.