Posts Tagged ‘Andrew Hawkins’

Charges Against Councilman Rodriguez From Zuccotti Park Arrest Are Dropped

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

“Say ‘Hi’ to Vinnie for me” Those were the parting words of Judge Matthew Sciarino to Council Ydanis Rodriguez after dismissing charges of obstruction of justice and resisting arrest stemming from the councilman’s November arrest. Sciarino, a criminal court judge who was transferred to Manhattan from Staten Island after posting revealing details about his life [&hellip
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City & State: Heard Around Town, April 3

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

* With crowds flocking to Queens to play slots at the recently opened Resorts World New York casino, gambling activity at the nearby Empire City Casino in Yonkers has dropped off slightly. But Tim Rooney, Jr., Empire City’s general counsel, noted that while novelty and convenience were diverting some customers, a competing casino was always going to be [&hellip
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School Daze: As Cuomo pushes competitative grants, school districts come to terms with a permanent recession

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Politics

As budget negotiations entered their final stages last week, teachers and students crammed the halls of the Capitol, carrying signs and shouting slogans for increased school aid. Given that Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s proposal this year raises education spending by 4 percent, an $805 million bump over last year, all the activity seemed a bit superfluous. [&hellip
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Eyes Of The City Council

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Breaking News, Politics

Speaker Quinn hugs Patricia Smith, daughter of Police Officer Moira Smith, who was killed on 9/11. Madison Square Park playground was renamed in honor of the fallen officer. Photo Credit: William Alatriste Photographer William Alatriste sees the City Council in a different light Photographing a politician behind a podium can be about as exciting as watching paint dry. Which is why the City Council’s official photographer, William Alatriste, tries to avoid those shots at all costs. “Propaganda—I don’t do that,” Alatriste says. Alatriste started out at the [&hellip
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