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Campaign Roundup: Is Christine Quinn trying to force Stringer out of the mayoral race?

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Top city and state Republicans are setting up fundraising and paperwork for NYPD Commissioner Ray Kelly to jump into the mayor’s race in 2013, without Kelly’s involvement. Council Speaker Christine Quinn is reportedly trying to force Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer to drop out of the mayor’s race. NYC mayors have come [&hellip
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Neighborhood Chatter

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

NeighborhoodChatter LOWER EAST SIDE SILVER PROPOSES GUN BUY-BACKS AT RUTGERS HOUSE In response to increased gun violence in the Lower East Side over recent months, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver wrote a letter to Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance and Police Commissioner Ray Kelly recently, asking for their support in a plan to reduce gun violence. Silver’s plan is to rally the DA’s office and NYPD [&hellip
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St. Vincent’s Deal Adds School, Saves Building

Written by AlanKrawitz on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

Following nearly five years of negotiation, an agreement reached Wednesday by the City Council, Rudin Management and the mayor’s office allows for significant changes to the developer’s plans at the former St. Vincent’s Hospital site. The City Council’s Land Use Committee voted 10 to one in favor of a proposal whose major provisions include shrinking Rudin’s residential development from 450 condo units to 350; [&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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East River Ferry Service Exceeding Expectations

Written by admin on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown

FINANCIAL DISTRICT East River Ferry Service Exceeding Expectations In mid-December, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, joined by a collection of elected officials, greeted morning ferry commuters to celebrate six months of service on the East River Ferry. Nearly 500,000 paying passengers have taken advantage of this new three-year waterborne transportation pilot program, which lands at [&hellip
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Free Wal-Mart

Written by admin on . Posted in Opinion and Column

To the Editor: New York City residents will miss out on Wal-Mart’s offering a $20 meal for eight people this Thanksgiving. This includes a 12-pound turkey at 40 cents per pound, along with discounts on vegetables, cranberry sauce, stuffing, potatoes, dinner rolls and pumpkin pie. The unemployed, seniors, those on fixed incomes and the less fortunate will suffer. Consumers continue to be [&hellip
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RALLY FOR CANCER IMAGING

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Borough President Scott Stringer and Council Member Inez Dickens, who represents parts of the Upper West Side, joined a rally against federal cuts to cancer imaging. The group that coordinated the rally, Emergency Coalition to Save Cancer Imaging, says that a decrease in funding to this technology would restrict access to cancer screenings and result [&hellip
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WALL STREET WOES

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

With the stock market taking a plunge not seen since the Sept. 11 attacks, Mayor Michael Bloomberg, left, held a press conference on Sept. 15 at City Hall to give a sobering yet optimistic assessment of the city’s economic health. He gave assurance that the budget will remain in balance despite tax revenue lost from [&hellip
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COMING TO TERMS WITH LIMITS

Written by admin on . Posted in Editorial, Opinion and Column

THE TOPIC IS TERMS, BUT THE DISCUSSION HAS BEEN ANYTHING BUT LIMITED. Mayor Michael Bloomberg has made the most public foray, canvassing publishers of the city’s three largest daily newspapers last month about their support for extending the limits on citywide offices from two terms to three. He has since sat on the fence, deliberately [&hellip
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