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Threatening snowstorm may be early test for N.Y. Mayor de Blasio

By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York Mayor Bill de Blasio is coming into City Hall with a sweeping mandate to address the city's most vexing problems, from economic inequality to police and community relations. But first, he will have to manage a snowstorm. A winter storm that is due to hit on Thursday, de Blasio's second day in office, could pose the first challenge to the new mayor, as he tries to enact a progressive agenda while ensuring the city of more than 8 million people is well managed.

New York's next mayor de Blasio to live in Gracie Mansion

By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 214-year-old mansion that has served as the official residence for New York City mayors since World War Two will welcome its first full-time occupants in 12 years when Bill de Blasio is sworn in as mayor in January.

After years on the sidelines, New York's liberals retaking control

By Victoria Cavaliere NEW YORK (Reuters) - With Bill de Blasio taking office as mayor in January, New York City appears poised for a resurgence of liberal policies. After 20 years of Republican leadership, not only will America's largest city have the most liberal mayor in a generation, helping him implement change will be a progressive-leaning City Council and a longtime liberal ally in the new public advocate.

Liberal Democrat de Blasio wins New York mayor's race: media

By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - Liberal Democrat Bill de Blasio cruised to victory on Tuesday in the race to succeed New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, marking the first time a Democrat has captured City Hall in two decades, local media reported. De Blasio, the city's public advocate, beat Republican rival Joe Lhota after a campaign in which he addressed economic inequality in America's most populous city, CNN, New York 1 and the New York Times reported.

New York ends Bloomberg era, elects liberal de Blasio as mayor

Voters in New York picked Bill de Blasio Tuesday to be the city's first Democratic mayor in a generation.

New York chooses new mayor on US election day

New Yorkers went to the polls Tuesday to choose a new mayor, as voters across the United States cast ballots in the first major round of elections since President Barack Obama was re-elected last year. The race in the Big Apple -- in which progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio is widely tipped to replace billionaire Michael Bloomberg -- is one of several seen as a barometer of public opinion ahead of congressional elections in 2014.

New York votes for new mayor after Bloomberg

New Yorkers went to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor, with progressive Democrat Bill de Blasio tipped for a landslide victory to replace billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The 52-year-old public advocate and his black formerly lesbian wife promise a new style in a city transformed by 12 years of tough love under Bloomberg, who is stepping down after a record three terms. De Blasio's campaign has left Republican rival Joe Lhota trailing in the dust, addressing the concerns of the economically vulnerable middle class and tapping into a far larger Democratic electorate.

New York votes for new mayor after Bloomberg

Millions of New Yorkers go to the polls Tuesday to elect a new mayor, with left-wing progressive Bill de Blasio tipped for a landslide victory to replace billionaire Michael Bloomberg. The 52-year-old public advocate and his black formerly lesbian wife promise a new style to a city transformed by 12 years of tough love under Bloomberg, who is not standing again. De Blasio's campaign has left Republican rival Joe Lhota trailing in the dust, picking up on the worries of the economically vulnerable middle class and tapping into a once reliably Democratic electorate.

How to build on the Bloomberg legacy

By Ester R. Fuchs

In New York mayoral race, Republican Lhota struggles to connect

By Edith Honan NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Republican mayoral candidate Joe Lhota has served as the city's budget director and deputy mayor, led the mass-transit agency's aggressive response to superstorm Sandy and boasts a wife who is a prodigious‎ Republican fundraiser. But despite his impressive resume, polls show Lhota trailing Democrat Bill de Blasio, an unapologetic liberal, by 23 percent to 68 percent in the November 5 race to follow Mayor Michael Bloomberg into City Hall.
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