Posts Tagged ‘Charles Barron’

Full City Council Approves NYU Expansion, Promise Fight’s Just Begun

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Full City Council voted today, 44-1, to approve NYU’s modified expansion plan, despite continued community resistance. Speaker Christine Quinn called the modified plan significantly smaller than the original proposal and was satisfied with the outcome, reported WNYC. (by Alissa Fleck and Paul Bisceglio) The decrease in size from approximately 2 million square feet down to [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Espaillat Reportedly Prepared to Concede to Rangel

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espaillat Manhattan Adriano Espaillat is reportedly preparing to conceded to Charlie Rangel and will run instead for state Senate re-election. Certification of Rangel’s win will likely come on Tuesday. Brooklyn Marty Golden was called a “sexist pig” on CNN for wanting to hold his now-cancelled feminine etiquette event. Brooklyn DA Charles Hynes has a primary opponent. [&hellip
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Interview with Charles Barron

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Barron1-224x300 Councilman Charles Barron lost his bid to become a congressman by a nearly three-to-one margin to Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries in Tuesday’s primary. He was not too happy about it. But when we reached him on Friday, Barron was looking toward the future and throwing a few jabs at the city’s political establishment. City & State: [&hellip
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Hakeem Jeffries Beats Charles Barron for Congressional Seat, Tells Obama “Help Is On The Way”

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hakeem-victory-300x224 The Hakeem Jeffries campaign held its election night party at Sanders Studios, a 15,000 square foot facility off Fulton Street in Brooklyn. It’s the kind of room you book when you expect a big campaign victory. Other encouraging signs? The campaign paid for a spread, including a kosher food station, and there was an open [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo endorses Velazquez and Rangel

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Rudy Giuliani. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. U.S. Senate Wendy Long and Bob Turner got into a spat over a robocall Rudy Giuliani recorded for Turner. Brooklyn Fearing the potential election of Charles Barron, a flood of national campaign cash in flowing in for Hakeem Jeffries. Nydia Velazquez and her challengers debated on NY1. Manhattan Tom Duane officially endorsed Brad Hoylman. Queens [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Republicans Retain Stronghold of NY State Senate

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State Senate Despite being out-registered 2 to 1, Republicans retain a stronghold in New York’s state Senate and a hold onto a surprising number of congressional seats. U.S. Senate Honoring the memory of U.S. Sen. James Buckley has become a feud in the Republican primary. Manhattan More on Gov. Cuomo’s failure to attend a Charlie [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Wall Street Fears Charles Barron Congressional Win

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Brooklyn POLITICO looked at Ed Towns’ unexpected endorsement of Charles Barron. Wall Street and the city’s political class are fearful of a Barron win. Hakeem Jeffries and Barron debate foreign policy. Queens Rory Lancman is pounding the issue of protecting social security. Bronx/Manhattan Charlie Rangel skipped a debate in the Bronx, which Adriano Espaillat criticized. [&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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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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