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Why Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand Could Have It All (By 2016)

Written by City & State on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, Politics, West Side Spirit

Gillibrand in her Senate office in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Aaron Clamage) by Morgan Pehme Kirsten Gillibrand is currently enjoying a career trajectory comparable to only a select few American politicians in recent memory—the most notable of whom occupies a certain Oval Office she’s already being discussed as a viable contender for in 2016. Just a few years ago, such rumblings would have been unthinkable. When Gov. [&hellip
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Deputy Mayor Takes to the Twittersphere to Defend the Bloomberg

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256px-Twitter.svg Wolfson takes to the Twittersphere to defend the Bloomberg administration When Mayor Michael Bloomberg is under attack, one trusty weapon in Deputy Mayor Howard Wolfson’s arsenal is the tweet. Wolfson, Bloomberg’s deputy mayor for government affairs and communications, has been garnering attention in recent months for taking to the Twittersphere to go after the administration’s critics, [&hellip
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How Did a Dead Woman’s Name End Up on a Queens Democratic Petition?

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State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky A Queens man named Jesus Palomino recently swore in an affidavit that his mother could not have signed a petition form for two dozen candidates, including State Sen. Toby Ann Stavisky, on June 14th. The reason? The woman, Ana Rita Palomino, had been dead since February 5th, 2011. The affidavit was produced by Stavisky’s opponent [&hellip
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Decriminalized: Q&A with Former High Times Editor Robert Stratton

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backforth Richard Stratton, the former editor of High Times magazine, knows a thing or two about marijuana. Not only has he written in depth about the subject, he also spent years as a drug smuggler, moving millions of dollars of the product—a path that ultimately landed him a 25-year sentence, of which he served eight. Since [&hellip
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Why They Won: Democratic Consultant Bruce Gyroy on the Recent Cogressional Primaries

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Bruce Gyory Top Democratic consultant Bruce Gyory weighs in on the recent congressional primaries in our print issue out today: Pundits do a good job of assessing winners and losers after electoral events like the recent congressional primaries. Few are better, for example, than City & State’s First Read on Fridays. Yet while this last primary’s victors [&hellip
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From the Desk of . . . Brooklyn BP Marty Markowitz

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Via City & State. Aaron Short with this amusing new feature in the print edition: Marty Markowitz first became a state senator in 1978 and was elected Brooklyn borough president in 2001. Over that time he’s accumulated a lot of stuff: shovels from ground-breakings, embroidered jerseys, alcohol and collectables from his beloved Brooklyn Dodgers. Markowitz’s favorite objects lean toward [&hellip
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Tapped In

Written by NYPress on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, West Side Spirit

Compiled by Megan Bungeroth and Jon Lentz Espaillat Eyes Senate & Concedes to Rangel City & State reports that State Sen.Adriano Espaillat, who conceded defeat on Monday in his contested primary race against Rep. Charles Rangel, declined to say whether he would run for re-election to the state Senate. But Espaillat signaled that he would run [&hellip
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Christine Quinn Joins Group to Rebuild Queens Power Plant

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Via Wiki Commons. Council Speaker Christine Quinn on Friday joined Smart Power NY, a coalition of community organizations, elected officials, and environmentalists supporting the Astoria Repowering Project, an effort to rebuild an existing Queens power plant to be more environmentally friendly. “Changing the way we are dealing with energy, changing the way we are dealing with power is a citywide [&hellip
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Gov. Cuomo Administration Hints at Supporting Hydrofracking in Certain Municipalities

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Fracking explained. Illustration courtesy of Wiki Commons. The Cuomo administration has hinted it may allow hydrofracking to move forward only in municipalities that express support for the procedure, and this week Gov. Andrew Cuomo explicitly said that “home rule” should be a factor in deciding where to allow it. But the technology is such that drilling for natural gas in some locations [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Cuomo Says He’ll Back Dems and Reps on Case-By-Case Bases

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons. State Senate Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he’ll back both Democrats and Republicans on a case-by-case basis. Manhattan Rep. Charlie Rangel re-affirmed his support for Guillermo Linares’ Senate bid. Julie Menin has already maxed out on fundraising for the Manhattan BP race. Brooklyn Simcha Felder is in talks with a top GOP operative about managing Felder’s [&hellip
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