With Bill Thompson dropping out of the NYC mayor's race, Democrat Bill de Blasio will face Republican nominee Joe Lhota on Nov. 5. A potential runoff between the two front-runner Democrats was avoided.
Even as images of 9/11 recede into annual memorials and distant memories, the attacks can still have an impact on the everyday rhythms of city life. It can be especially poignant for the newest generation of adults.
With 87 percent of precincts reporting, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio held a clear lead in the Democratic primary with about 39.6 percent of the total vote. To avoid a runoff, he'll have to clear 40 percent.
Gargantuan Ferris Wheel: It's not just big, it's the world's biggest Ferris Wheel. Caesars Entertainment Corp. is building the gargantuan ride as part of a $550 million development across the street from Caesars Palace.