New York City voters appear to be moving beyond the era of their three-time mayor Michael Bloomberg, who has long dominated the city’s politics. With the Sept. 16 concession of William C. Thompson, the winner of New York’s Democratic mayoral primary is the liberal Bill de Blasio, who ran as the anti-Bloomberg and finished well ahead of the mayor’s choice, Christine Quinn. De Blasio’s Republican opponent in November will be Joseph J. Lhota, running as a supporter of the mayor, and as a distinct underdog.
The Metropolitan Council on Jewish Poverty is bringing in New York City’s finance chief, David Frankel, to succeed the fired William Rapfogel as executive director and CEO.
With Eric Garcetti’s election on May 21, the mayors of the three largest cities in the United States — Michael Bloomberg in New York, Rahm Emanuel in Chicago and Garcetti in Los Angeles — are all Jews.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said on Thursday the suspects in last week's Boston Marathon bombing had intended to attack New York City next.
The political struggle over school governance is now the most significant internal conflict in the Democratic Party, at the city, state and national levels. With gun control, gay marriage and immigration now uniting Democrats as never before, education reform remains a main dividing line.
Ex-New York Rep. Anthony Weiner, who was forced out of office by a scandal, is considering a run for New York City mayor.
Oracle's Larry Ellison is the world's richest Jew, according to Forbes' annual world billionaires list for 2013.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg defended the right of the publicly funded Brooklyn College to sponsor an anti-Israel BDS conference.
Former New York City Mayor Ed Koch was memorialized on Monday as an in-your-face, wisecracking leader who helped transform the city from a symbol of urban decay to the vital, glittering metropolis it is today.
New York City will rename a subway station in memory of Edward Koch, the three-term mayor who died last week.
President Obama for the second straight year was named the world's most powerful person by Forbes magazine, which placed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu 23rd on the list.
Gilad Shalit met New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg at City Hall for a brief ceremony on the sixth anniversary of the day Shalit was captured by Hamas.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg accidentally addressed Muslim leaders at a Ramadan gathering with a "Shalom."
The two tragedies occurred 1,500 miles apart and in much different circumstances, but both united a community in shock, horror and grief.
Our Annual (well, from now on) Top Jew of the Year list features Jews who embody the best in Jewish values. And you don't have to be Jewish to win: see our "Honorary Jew of the Year."
Several prominent Jewish men appear on Forbes' latest list of the world's most powerful people, including the Israeli prime minister.
During New York's mayoral campaign, Michael Bloomberg caused a minor ruckus when he seemed to advocate school prayer.
In an off-the-cuff remark, he said that reciting the Lord's prayer in public school hadn't been a bad experience for him as a Jewish child.
But Bloomberg, who won the mayoral election Tuesday in an upset victory over Democrat Mark Green, later said school prayer was unconstitutional.