Categories
Know Your Mayors

A short history of New York City mayors who ran for President of the United States

Last week former mayor Michael Bloomberg very unofficially — and somewhat belatedly — entered the 2020 presidential race by filing paperwork for next year’s Alabama primary. This over a month after current New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio entered and dropped out of the race this year, never catching fire with the Democratic electorate. […]

Categories
Know Your Mayors

Hey kids! Wanna be president? Don’t be New York mayor.

(This story was originally published in June 25, 2008) Yesterday was the opening of Campaigning For President at the Museum of the City of New York, a look at the city’s participation in some of the most famous and contentious presidential elections in history. The exhibit will focus on the city’s role in deciding the […]

Know Your Mayors: James Duane

As a former mayor of New York City runs for the White House — and our current one clumsily flirts with the possibility — we think its time to familiarize ourselves with other men who’ve held the job, from the ultra-powerful to the political puppets, the most effective to the most useless. Manhattan officially had […]