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New York Times prints retraction after Maureen Dowd caught doctoring quotes from NYC mayoral race

New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd was forced to publish a retraction on Wednesday after falsely attributing anti-gay remarks to the wife of New York City mayoral candidate Bill de Blasio. According to New York magazine, Dowd decontextualized a quote by de Blasio’s wife Chirlane McCray to read like an…

Bloomberg endorses fingerprinting housing project residents for their own good

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) put forward an idea on Friday to install fingerprint scanners in the city’s Housing Authority projects. The Staten Island Advance reported that Bloomberg made the remarks during his weekly interview on WOR-AM, saying the scanners would help determine who is living in those…

Lesbian candidate struggles to win women’s vote in New York mayor’s race

By Francesca Trianni NEW YORK (Reuters) – At Cubbyhole, a popular New York lesbian bar, for every two revelers who praised City Council speaker, Christine Quinn, in her race to become the city’s first woman and first openly gay mayor, one complained about her style and political policies. “Just because…

New York City in court over homeless shelter policy

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s administration went to court on Friday to defend its controversial new application process at homeless shelters, arguing no rules were broken when the policy was adopted without public scrutiny. The city’s Department of Homeless Services in November tried to reduce the number of…

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