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Hochul Downplays Importance of Primary Debate

NY1 invited both Governor Andrew, Cuomo and his running mate, Kathy Hochul, to participate in separate debates next week against their primary opponents, and despite an RSVP deadline of Thursday, we have still not heard from either. While Cuomo remains out of sight, Hochul downplayed the debate's importance on Friday. 08/29/2014 07:34 PM

An increasing number of tourists are leaving traditional hotels behind and instead using the website Airbnb, which allows people to rent directly from residents, to find a place to stay, causing significant controversy in New York City.

08/29/2014 09:09 PM

On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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On The Road: Touring All 51 City Council Districts

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Teachout Continues to Hammer Cuomo on Campaign Trail

Riding a surprising wave of momentum, Democratic candidate for governor Zephyr Teachout embarked on a statewide campaign swing Wednesday and continued to hammer her opponent, Governor Andrew Cuomo, who is maintaining a low profile on the campaign trail. 08/27/2014 10:14 PM

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Mayor Orders NYCHA to Remove Unused Scaffolding

Mayor Bill de Blasio says an order to remove unused scaffolding at New York City Housing Authority properties is necessary because it poses a threat to the safety and security of residents, but critics are calling for another way to improve security. Updated 08/27/2014 07:34 PM

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New York Times Endorses No Candidate in Governor Primary

In today's lead editorial of The New York Times, the newspaper says it will not back Governor Cuomo in the Democratic primary citing lack of required action needed for ethics and corruption reform in Albany. 08/27/2014 09:36 AM

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Poll: City Voters 50/50 on Mayor's Performance So Far

A Quinnipiac University survey released Tuesday finds 50 percent of voters think Mayor Bill de Blasio is doing a good job, but also found there is a racial divide in favor of the first-term mayor. 08/27/2014 03:12 PM

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Sergeants' Union Advises DNC to Choose Other Venue for Convention

Mayor Bill de Blasio is trying to bring the 2016 Democratic National Convention to Brooklyn, but an open letter from the Sergeants Benevolent Association to the DNC chairperson says the city is not a safe place to host the convention. Updated 08/26/2014 09:44 PM

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