“Should five per cent appear too small, Be thankful I don't take it all” – The Beatles
Long after the daily death toll of the coronavirus trickles down to zero in New York City, its impact will be echoing across the five boroughs for years.
“And now I wonder who’s boss and who he’s leaving behind?” — Talking Heads
Scott Stringer may be running to be the least offensive mayor of New York City — and he could win.
As he exited his office in City Hall for the final time, Rudy Giuliani was leaving on a high note. Not only was he “America’s Mayor” in the wake of the 9/11 attacks, but New York City witnessed 649 murders on its streets in 2001, a number that seems paltry if you turned back the clock to 1990, when 2,245 New Yorkers were slain.
But almost 20 years after Giuliani left office, it’s now clear that he didn’t have irreplaceable crime-fighting powers. Despite the naysayers, the numbers continued to get even better for Michael Bloomberg and then Bill de Blasio. There were 318 murders in New York City last year – that’s 50% lower than Giuliani’s safest year in 1998.
NY1 Political Director Bob Hardt shares his analysis and opinions on the week in city politics.
The Trumpiest moment of yesterday’s Republican National Convention occurred long before Cardinal Timothy Dolan delivered his invocation last night.
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In the NY1 Political Buzz, Political Director Bob Hardt shares his analysis and opinions on the week in city politics.
Hardt has been a fixture at the 24-hour news channel since 2003, overseeing NY1's coverage of state and local politics.
He supervises the production of Inside City Hall, NY1's nightly hour-long news and opinion program. He also has planned coverage of major events at NY1, including its mayoral debates and the presidential conventions.