Matt Sky, a freelance Web designer (l.) stands in the middle of a debate with New Yorkers on both sides of the debate surrounding the proposed Muslim center near the ground zero site in New York City's financial district. Sky's sign drew several reactions from pedestrians passing by the site at 51 Park Place. The proposed Muslim center which will be modeled largely after the Y.M.C.A. has polarized Americans across the country.
As New Yorkers vote Tuesday in the mayoral primaries, one question is how broad a coalition liberal Democrat and Bloomberg critic Bill de Blasio will build en route to his expected victory.
Bill de Blasio holds a wide lead in two new polls tracking the Democratic primary Tuesday for mayor of New York, but pollsters say it's unclear whether he can get the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff.
Anthony Weiner has plunged in the New York mayor's race polls – weeks before the Democratic primary – following the latest revelations he engaged in sexting after he resigned from Congress.