Bill de Blasio will be the first Democratic mayor since David Dinkins was elected in 1989.
The Hasidic sect of Aroni Jews have emerged as a powerhouse, propelling de Blasio to a primary win.
Thompson threw his support behind de Blasio, but said the current election system was an abomination.
Two days after losing her bid for mayor, Quinn promised "a ton" of Council activity in her last months.
Results showed Bill de Blasio within a razor's edge of winning the 40 percent needed to avoid a runoff.
Voting machine problems were reported throughout the city as New Yorkers turned out to the polls.
Anti-sanitation station group Pledge 2 Protect sent out 80,000 direct mailings prior to the primaries.
The council speaker has heavily courted Latino voters, but observers see major issues still in her way.
Quinn's campaign isn't panicking despite the Speaker's recent slippage in the polls.
Democratic candidates pummeled Bill de Blasio in their final debate at Rockefeller Center Tuesday.
Bill de Blasio left the other Democratic candidates in the dust in the latest Quinnipiac poll.
The Public Advocate's support jumped six points in the latest Quinnipiac University poll.
Bill de Blasio, Christine Quinn and other contenders traded fire over tax policy and stop-and-frisk.
The Council Speaker defended herself against criticism over her role in overturning term limits.
The Public Advocate has his best poll showing yet as former congressman Weiner continues to lose ground.
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