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Incumbent Rep. Charlie Rangel Links Himself to Obama on Primary Day

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Rep. Charlie Rangel, who voted today in the Democratic congressional primary, is facing a challenge from State Sen. Adriano Espaillat and three other candidates. (Jon Lentz) After navigating through a crowd of reporters and photographers to cast his primary vote in Harlem today, Congressman Charlie Rangel sought to link his campaign to President Barack Obama. From the ongoing fiscal crisis and income inequality to healthcare reform and the high number of young people going to prison, Rangel asserted he was the [&hellip
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Scott Stringer’s Campaign Office Broken Into

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stringer-200x300 A spokeswoman for Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s office confirmed that his 2013 campaign office was broken into over the weekend. “Sometime this weekend, a break-in occurred at Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer’s campaign office,” spokeswoman Audrey Gelman wrote in an email. “The police are investigating and the campaign staff is fully cooperating with the [&hellip
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Ad Watch: A Look at the Political Commercials Vying to Win Over New York Voters

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video-AdWatch-Turner Total election spending in the United States this year will reach an astronomical $9.8 billion for the 13,000 or so national, congressional and municipal races across the country, according to the research firm Borrell Associates. An estimated 48 percent of that money will be spent by “super PACs,” and the greatest beneficiary of this largesse [&hellip
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NYC Real Estate and Land Use Scorecard

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map21-253x300 Rezoning New York City New York City has always been a city in flux, but in some ways it has been changing more quickly than usual under Mayor Michael Bloomberg. Since he took office in 2002 the city has undertaken 115 rezonings encompassing 10,300 blocks, the most far-reaching effort of its kind across the five [&hellip
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New York Prisoners No Longer Allowed to Receive Escape Maps in the Mail

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escape-map-150x150 New York’s inmates are no longer allowed to receive mail containing maps that would aid in their escape from prison. A rule released in the state’s register today proposes adding “maps that could aid in an inmate escape from a correctional facility to the listing of prohibited materials” inmates are allowed to receive in the mails. Escape [&hellip
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Curb Your Enthusiasm’s Susie Essman on the Catskills’ Economy

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

BackForthSusieEssman Susie Essman, who plays the brash Susie Greene on the critically acclaimed HBO comedy series Curb Your Enthusiasm, is known for her withering sense of humor and her sassy sarcasm. But this summer the comedian and actress is taking on the more serious business of boosting tourism in New York’s economically depressed Catskills region. City [&hellip
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VIDEO: Manhattan BP Scott Stringer Proclaims a Day in Honor of Justin Bieber

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

Photo courtesy of City & State Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer is a Belieber. He met the pop sensation at J&R Music World across from City Hall Park to proclaim today “Justin Bieber J&R Appreciation day in the borough of Manhattan.” Bieber is in town after a concert he had last night at the Apollo Theater. Outside the store, hundreds of [&hellip
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Extra Primary in Sept. Will Cost NYC $23 Million

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Politics

Photo courtesy of City & State. A new report from the New York City Independent Budget Office tallies the costs of the unprecedented number of citywide elections this year (four) and finds that the extra primary in September will cost New York taxpayers $23 million. The report estimates the total cost of citywide elections this year at upwards of $80 million. [&hellip
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Rep. Rangel Compares Ethics Violations to “Spitting on the Street”

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In an endorsement interview yesterday with the West Side Spirit (which is part of the same company as City & State), Manhattan Congressman Charlie Rangel gave an impassioned, 10-minute defense outlining the unfairness of the thirteen ethics charges that in 2010 led him to become first lawmaker censured since 1983. One particularly striking part of [&hellip
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