September 11, 2013 The former congressman, who had been attempting a comeback from a sexting scandal, got just 5 percent of the votes Tuesday in his bid to be the Democratic nominee in New York City's mayoral race. In a chaotic scene as he left his election night event, he flipped the bird.
July 30, 2013 An appeals court ruled Tuesday that the ban on big, sugary drinks was unconstitutional. The decision is a blow for the city's Board of Health, which has argued that regulation is an effective means of changing unhealthful behaviors. Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his legal team say they will appeal.
July 25, 2013 Democrat Anthony Weiner's path to the New York City mayor's office got a lot more complicated Thursday, just two days after he asserted that new revelations of his lewd online conduct would not chase him from the race for his party's nomination.
June 19, 2013 The gravestone incorrectly listed his birth year as 1942, instead of 1924. The engraver has corrected the error.
May 29, 2013 Police say two anonymous letters were received — one in New York City and another at the Washington, D.C., headquarters of Bloomberg's nonprofit.
May 22, 2013 The former congressman's career appeared to be over when he resigned in 2011 because of an extramarital sexting scandal and his lies about it. Now, he tells voters, "I've made some big mistakes. ... I hope I get a second chance to work for you." The Democratic primary is set for Sept. 10.
April 11, 2013 Also: A new T.C. Boyle short story; the problem with the "death" of print; and Maya Angelou speaks with The Daily Beast.
April 2, 2013 Authorities allege that state Sen. Malcolm Smith (D) tried to bribe some GOP officials — and that they were willing to take his money. Smith has said he is innocent.
March 31, 2013 About 60 dump trucks full of debris from the fallen World Trade Center will be sifted for human remains from the Sept. 11 attacks beginning Monday. More than 1,000 victims have yet to be identified.
March 18, 2013 The proposal unveiled Monday comes a week after a judge blocked the New York mayor's effort to limit large sugary drinks. Its aim, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said, is to curb the rate of youth smoking.
March 14, 2013 New York City's population is at an all-time high, with an estimated 8,336,697 people living in the city, according to the most recent U.S. Census Data. "For the first time since before 1950, more people are coming to New York City than leaving," said Mayor Bloomberg.
March 6, 2013 Many doctors and patients expect too much from prescription opioids as pain relievers, some physicians say. These expectations need to be reined in to curtail drug abuse and overdoses that claim more than 16,000 lives a year in the U.S., they say.
March 4, 2013 A young couple gets in a cab for a trip to a hospital. They did not make it. Doctors were able to deliver the pregnant mother's baby, but the little boy reportedly died a day later. Now, police are looking for the driver of a BMW that slammed into their taxi.
February 27, 2013 The victory of the candidate backed by Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun superPAC in an Illinois primary was more than just another achievement on the gun control front. It was one more win in Bloomberg's unique assault on what he views as the public health problems of our time.
February 20, 2013 WNYCFollowing the lead of cities like San Francisco and Washington, D.C., New York wants to permit passengers to use smartphone apps to find a yellow cab. But the prospect of change has prompted a lawsuit from private car services, whose passengers already use smartphones to hail drivers.