Campaign Roundup: Republican Halloran Shows Up at Dems Campaign Kickoff

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Dan Halloran. Via Wiki Commons. State Senate The Senate GOP is using a TV ad firm that has deep Tea Party ties. Queens Republican Dan Halloran surprisingly showed up at Democratic Senate candidate John Messer’s campaign kickoff. Brooklyn Runs for NYC Comptroller or Brooklyn DA could be in TLC Commissioner David Yassky’s future. Elsewhere Erie County Democratic Party chairman Len [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

UWS Residents Bring Concerns to Scott Stringer at Town Hall Forum

Written by Rebecca Harris on . Posted in Politics, West Side Spirit

Residents line up to ask Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer questions about issues facing the Upper West Side community. At a packed town hall meeting on the Upper West Side last night, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer fielded questions from concerned residents of the West 90s and 100s. The community came out in full force, pressing Stringer, City Council Member Gale Brewer and a panel of officials representing various city agencies to address their [&hellip
[ read more... ]

2 Comments

Deputy Mayor Takes to the Twittersphere to Defend the Bloomberg

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

256px-Twitter.svg Wolfson takes to the Twittersphere to defend the Bloomberg administration When Mayor Michael Bloomberg is under attack, one trusty weapon in Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson’s arsenal is the tweet. Wolfson, Bloomberg’s deputy mayor for government affairs and communications, has been garnering attention in recent months for taking to the Twittersphere to go after the administration’s critics, [&hellip
[ read more... ]

2 Comments

How Did a Dead Woman’s Name End Up on a Queens Democratic Petition?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky A Queens man named Jesus Palomino recently swore in an affidavit that his mother could not have signed a petition form for two dozen candidates, including State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, on June 14th. The reason? The woman, Ana Rita Palomino, had been dead since February 5th, 2011. The affidavit was produced by Stavisky’s opponent [&hellip
[ read more... ]

232 Comments

Campaign Roundup: Gloria Steinem Pressures Quinn on Paid Sick Leave Bill

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Gloria Steinem via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race Gloria Steinem is pressuring Christine Quinn on the paid sick leave bill. Bill de Blasio took in heavy donations from the taxi industry, which he has supported. And Quinn took in quite a bit from a developer that was exempted from the living wage bill. Manhattan Voting machines in the Espaillat/Rangel primary [&hellip
[ read more... ]

84 Comments

Decriminalized: Q&A with Former High Times Editor Robert Stratton

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

backforth Richard Stratton, the former editor of High Times magazine, knows a thing or two about marijuana. Not only has he written in depth about the subject, he also spent years as a drug smuggler, moving millions of dollars of the product—a path that ultimately landed him a 25-year sentence, of which he served eight. Since [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

Campaign Roundup: Bill de Blasio Outraised His Potential Rivals for Mayor

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Via Wiki Commons. 2013 Mayoral Race Bill de Blasio outraised his potential rivals for mayor. Anthony Weiner referred to speculation about a comeback as a “clown question.” Public Advocate Daniel Squadron is leading the fundraising race. Queens The Queens DA may look into an Assembly candidate’s running of prostitution ads in his newspaper. The Queens BP race is [&hellip
[ read more... ]

96 Comments

Why They Won: Democratic Consultant Bruce Gyroy on the Recent Cogressional Primaries

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Bruce Gyory Top Democratic consultant Bruce Gyory weighs in on the recent congressional primaries in our print issue out today: Pundits do a good job of assessing winners and losers after electoral events like the recent congressional primaries. Few are better, for example, than City & State’s First Read on Fridays. Yet while this last primary’s victors [&hellip
[ read more... ]

3 Comments

From the Desk of . . . Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

Via City & State. Aaron Short with this amusing new feature in the print edition: Marty Markowitz first became a state senator in 1978 and was elected Brooklyn borough president in 2001. Over that time he’s accumulated a lot of stuff: shovels from ground-breakings, embroidered jerseys, alcohol and collectables from his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. Markowitz’s favorite objects lean toward [&hellip
[ read more... ]

Be the first to comment on this post

..