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GOP Candidates Ask "Who's Electable?" Days Before Primary

by Jeff Coltin
Lhota after the debate

Jeff Coltin, WFUV News

Republicans are always fighting an uphill battle in the heavily Democratic city of New York. To get voters to the polls, candidates have to convince them that they can win in November, whoever the Democrat may be. John Catsimatidis made his case in Sunday's debate saying only HE has the ability to garner support of minorities and the pro-business Democrats in the city. And the billionaire businessman said he has *something his opponent Joe Lhota doesn't: money.

New Poll Confirms Strong Lead for de Blasio

by Connor Ryan
Bill de Blasio.

azipaybarah, Flickr

Public Advocate Bill de Blasio — once thought by many to be too liberal in his policy positions, and too grandiose in his ideas for the city — has earned widespread voter support and is now in a strong position to win the Democratic nomination in New York City's mayoral race, according to two recently released polls.

Up Close With NYC's Mayoral Candidates: Anthony Weiner (D)

by Kris Venezia
Mayoral Candidate Anthony Weiner

Boss Tweed, flickr

The 48-year old ex-Congressman sure has a difficult time staying out of the media spotlight, and he’s been on the cover of the Daily News and New York Post more times than he’d probably like. But despite a second sexting scandal (the first being in 2011 when he resigned from Congress) and numerous calls to drop out of the mayor’s race, Anthony Weiner continues his run for the New York City throne.

Liu: Legalize Pot to Help NYC Youth

by Jeff Coltin
Bowl of Marijuana

Blind Nomad, flickr

John Liu wants to legalize pot to help the city's youth. The New York City Comptroller and democratic mayoral candidate released a report on Wednesday saying legalizing and taxing marijuana would garner the city more than $400 million each year. He said the extra money could be used to lower tuition at CUNY schools.

Staten Island Boardwalk Reopens 9 Months After Sandy

by Associated Press

flickr, Scott Beale

Staten Islanders are celebrating a milestone in the borough's recovery from Superstorm Sandy.

Nine months after the storm hit, the entire 1.7-mile length of Staten Island's Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk was reopened for the first time Friday.

New York City Parks Commissioner Veronica White praised the 25 Parks Department carpenters who pitched in and got the job done.

White says "everybody was out there working together."

Fordham Conversations: Spies and Surveillance

by Chris Williams, Connor Ryan
Spy hat

Chris Williams, WFUV

This week, Fordham Conversations is all about spies and surveillance. WFUV's Connor Ryan reports on NYC's surveillance cameras and how some people feel their privacy is being invaded. Then, Chris Williams talks to Spy Store NYC owner Bob Leonard about different types of spying equipment and the reasons for using them. Fordham University professor Al Auster discusses how spies have been portrayed in film, and how that differs from actual espionage. 

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