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Hotel Union Puts Pressure on State Lawmakers

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The New York Hotel and Motel Trades Council is betting that its connections with state lawmakers can help resolve a union dispute on behalf of workers at the Desmond Hotel & Conference Center in Colonie, especially since Albany legislators often show up there for conferences and events. That’s why the hotel union today is sending [&hellip
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Jewish Officials Say Councilman Barron Supports Syria’s Dictator Bashar Assad

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At a press conference yesterday where group of Jewish elected officials lambasted congressional candidate and City Councilman Charles Barron for his criticism of Israel and for backing dictators Robert Mugabe and Muammar Qaddafi, Assemblyman Dov Hikind speculated that Barron supports the leadership in Syria too. “I can only imagine what he thinks of (Bashar) Assad [&hellip
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State Senator Espaillat Talks “Stop and Frisk” in DC

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State Senator and Congressional Candidate Adriano Espaillat speaks after New York electeds met with the Federal Department of Justice and Congressional Black and Latino Caucus members in Washington D.C. to discuss New York’s stop-and-frisk policy. This video originally appeared on City & State’s website. To read more from City & State click here
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This Week’s Political Winners & Losers: Cuomo’s PAC Gets Casino Money

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It was a dramatic week. From explosive news reports on Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s Super PAC-ish Committee to Save New York and its relationship to the gambling lobby, to Sen. Majority Leader Dean Skelos’s disquisition on weed, to JCOPE commissioner Ravi Batra being carried out of an ethics commission meeting on a gurney, we were almost [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Charter School Supporters Are Gearing Up

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2013 Mayoral Race Charter School supporters are gearing up. Brooklyn David Storobin’s district office will be the same one that was used by Carl Kruger. Charles Barron’s affinity for Nehru jackets could be a problem in Congress. Tenants PAC is going after Marty Golden. The Amsterdam News is backing Charles Barron. Queens A breakdown of [&hellip
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Bloomberg Administration Looks to Reduce Brooklyn Off-Street Parking

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From City & State’s Heard Around Town: The Bloomberg administration is looking to cut in half the amount of parking required in downtown Brooklyn residential developments, an attempt to address a glut of off-street parking in the area and encourage more affordable housing. The Planning Department this afternoon is launching a public review of the [&hellip
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Soho BID Seems To Be On Hold—For the Moment

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From City & State’s Heard Around Town: What’s going on with the long-awaiting plan to put a Business Improvement District in SoHo? A hearing was supposed to be held on the proposed BID this spring, but it has never materialized. One source involved in pushing the BID says that Manhattan Councilwoman Margaret Chin, who is [&hellip
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Conversation with The Onion’s Editor-in-Chief Joe Randazzo

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After four years as editor in chief of The Onion, comedian Joe Randazzo is leaving the paper, and America’s self-proclaimed “finest news source” is relocating its offices from New York to Chicago. City & State editor Morgan Pehme talks with Randazzo about his tenure at the helm of the popular satiric publication and asks him [&hellip
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