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Trash Talk: Mayoral candidates weigh in on East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

By Jon Lentz Manhattan’s East 91st Street Marine Transfer Station has long divided people into two camps. Next year it may divide the candidates running for mayor of New York City. Mayor Michael Bloomberg, Council Speaker Christine Quinn and other elected officials who don’t live near the defunct facility on the Upper East Side have [&hellip
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As Living Wage Comes to a Head, CB2 Chair Registers for Quinn’s Seat

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

We wrote about this prospect in depth a few months ago, and now Brad Hoylman has take a step towards running for term-limited Speaker Christine Quinn’s seat, opening a campaign account to raise money for a run. Hoylman, who narrowly lost a Lower Manhattan Council race in 2001, is the well-known chairman of Community Board [&hellip
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City & State: This week’s political “Winners and Losers”

Written by City and State on . Posted in Breaking News

WINNERS George Amedore – Sixty-three seats, it is. New York’s highest court ruled the Senate Republicans’ redistricting map wasn’t so extreme as to be unconstitutional, affirming a fundamental element in the GOP’s strategy to hold onto their narrow majority. Other than the party as a whole, one clear winner is Assemblyman Amedore, who plans to run [&hellip
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Rodriguez Re-hires “Terrorist” Staffer, Hours After Hiring Him Back

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Politics

It’s been a revolving door-kind-0f-day for Council staffer David Segal. Hours after being re-hired by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez, Segal was handed a letter from his boss informing him that he had been fired again. Segal was canned by Rodriguez last week after the New York Post revealed that the 26-year-old was arrested seven years ago [&hellip
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Backing Quinn, Lappin Says Heckler Was “Inappropriate Distraction”

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

lappin A lot of people were surprised that Council Speaker Christine Quinn decided to suddenly leave the living wage press conference this afternoon after a heckler (who was a pastor supportive of the living wage bill) insulted Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But Quinn’s actions are getting support from at least one Council member, who is also seeking [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Quinn says she wasn’t overacting by walking out of Living Wage press conference

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn insists she didn’t overreact by walking out of the living wage press conference yesterday. But Bill de Blasio called Quinn out for her departure, saying that if she truly believed in the cause, she would have stayed. A rally in support of John Liu, the comptroller essentially said he would [&hellip
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Bloomberg Snuffs New Living Wage Bill

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Uncategorized

bloomberg Fulfilling his promise, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vetoed the first of two bills proposed by the City Council that would raise wages for hundreds of workers. The so-called living wage bill was a watered down version of the same bill proposed last year. The latest draft would force companies that receive $1 million or more [&hellip
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Night of 1,000 Electeds at East 60s Meeting

Written by Megan Finnegan Bungeroth on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town

Last Sunday, dozens of Upper East Siders braved the icy rain to attend the annual East Sixties Neighborhood Association (ESNA) meeting, coming together to hear from a slew of elected officials and talk about the big issues facing their neighborhood in the coming year. City Council Members Jessica Lappin (who reps the eastern portion of [&hellip
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NEIGHBORHOOD CHATTER

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown

UNION SQUARE NEW ADDITION TO UNION SQUARE PARTNERSHIP  Felicia Tunnah, former assistant vice president of the Downtown Alliance, has joined the Union Square Partnership as its director of economic development and special projects. As the new director, Tunnah will create programs to promote retail and commercial activity in the area and enhance the streetscape around [&hellip
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NYU Gets All Clear For BK Expansion

Written by Andrew Rice on . Posted in Breaking News, Uncategorized

nyuinside_1 Mayor Bloomberg, joined by a myriad of other officials including House Speaker Quinn and Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz, announced the go-ahead for New York University’s new satellite campus located in downtown Brooklyn. The new building, located in the old MTA headquarters of 370 Jay St., will be the Center for Urban Science and Progress [&hellip
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