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Are Horse Drawn Carriages Coming to an End?

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They came from all walks of life, some in heavy horse suits despite midday June weather, to descend on the steps of City Hall and rally for an end to New York City’s horse-drawn carriages. (by Alissa Fleck) They are New Yorkers for Clean, Livable & Safe Streets (NYCLASS), as well as community members and [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Three Repub. Senate Candidates Struggle to Get Attention

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

U.S. Senate The three Republican candidates are struggling to get attention. 2013 Mayoral Race Greg David suggests that Christine Quinn hedge her bets by running on an independent line. Comptroller Dan Garodnick came out against stop-and-frisk. Manhattan Things got heated during an NY 1 debate between Charlie Rangel and Adriano Espaillat. Kirsten Gillibrand has $9.9 [&hellip
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Charles Rangel Thanks Cuomo for His Support, But He Might Not Actually Have It

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City Council Speaker Christine Quinn has endorsed Rangel for the 7th Congressional District. At a press conference this afternoon to accept an endorsement from City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Rep. Charlie Rangel thanked all of the public officials who had endorsed him, including one who has not. At least, not publicly. “I want to thank Mayor Bloomberg, the Governor and the other public officials who put their names [&hellip
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In First Forum, Mayoral Contendors Slam Bloombergs Minority and Women Business Policy

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The six 2013 New York City mayoral candidates appeared together on stage for the first time this afternoon at a forum sponsored by City & State — and were largely in agreement that the Bloomberg administration had failed in its efforts to provide more city contracting opportunities to women and minority-owned businesses. The forum was [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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by Adel Manoukian DANCE NEW AMSTERDAM RESCUED FROM GETTING THE BOOT State Sen. Daniel Squadron and Executive Director of Dance New Amsterdam (DNA) Catherine Peila announced last week that the performance center in Lower Manhattan has reached an agreement with its landlord to lower its monthly rent and rental debt. This announcement comes after a [&hellip
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Letters to the Editor: Quinn Not Fit for Mayor

Written by Our Town on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

Letters Quinn Not Fit for Mayor I want to commend Tom Allon (“A Trashy Political Idea,” May 17) for his explanation of why the proposed Upper East side site of the waste transfer station is a bad idea, but more for his honest depiction of Council Speaker Christine Quinn as Mayor Bloomberg’s “rubber stamp.” The [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Quinn Marries, Allon Hopes to Bring Back Liberal Party

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn tied the knot. Tom Allon says the main goal of his candidacy is bringing back the Liberal Party. State Senate Senate Minority Leader John Sampson likely won’t be voted back as majority leader if the Senate Democrats take back the majority. The race for Suzi Oppenheimer’s seat is getting nasty, [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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NeighborhoodChatter Citywide Pols React Negatively to Planned Implementation of Secure Communities Program This week, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, along with several members of the City Council, held a press conference demanding that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) halt the activation of Secure Communities in New York City. According to a press release from the [&hellip
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A Trashy Political Idea

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OPED-Tom Allon By Tom Allon Some of the worst policy ideas in history have been borne out of political payback by elected leaders. We now are experiencing one of these on New York City’s East Side, where a long-forgotten political feud is rearing its ugly head and endangering the health and well-being of a ticked-off community. Trash [&hellip
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