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Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Bill Thompson (D)

Listen this week at 7:40 a.m. and 5 p.m. for profiles of each of the leading candidates, and scroll down for more candidates' profiles.

This isn’t former Comptroller Bill Thompson’s first rodeo.  Four years ago he ran against and lost to Mayor Bloomberg by 4.6 percent, but this race has been different altogether.  Last time around it was his adamant stance on term limits that lit a fire under his campaign; in this race he may not have such a clear rallying point. 

All Play, No Pay, Artists Rally for Radio Royalties

Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) introduces Fair Play, Fair Pay Act.

Music streaming services like Spotify and Pandora pay musicians every time they play their songs, but radio stations don't have to. That's the way it has always been, under the rationale that radio airplay benefits artists in other ways. But Congressmen Jerry Nadler (D-NY) called it unfair to artists.

Morning Brief: April 8

Second Term in the Second Mayor

Meet the old boss, Chicago. Same as the old boss. Rahm Emanuel won a second term as Mayor of Chicago, beating Jesus “Chuy” Rodriguez in a run-off election. The race was being closely watched in liberal circles as it pitted the centrist, former Obama operative Emanuel against the working-class-supported progressive Rodriguez.

Manhattan BP Pushes Mediation for Small Biz Rent Disputes

Brewer hopes to preserve City’s “interesting quality of life.”

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer says she has seen some of her favorite bakeries in New York close. Now she's trying to help other small businesses survive in the City.

Morning Brief: March 11

Ferrets Be Gone - And Stay Gone!

NYC’s ferret-lovers aren’t getting the spring-time news they were hoping for: after years of the furry-friends being illegal in the city they’ll likely stay that way, after a Board of Health ruling. “’They seem,’ a frowning health official said at one point, ‘to be uniquely problematic.’

Morning Brief: March 10

A Cardinal Laid to Rest

The funeral for the late Cardinal Edward Egan, Archbishop of New York from 2000 to 2009, will be held today at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Manhattan. Mourners have been pouring in to pay their respects. Many shared kind words about the man. One, Greg Packer of Huntington, NY, remembered the Cardinal for his strength of hand.