Posts Tagged ‘City & State’

Allon and Stringer Spar Over ScarJo

Written by City and State on . Posted in Breaking News

Laura Nahmias in City & State’s Heard Around Town, April 10, 2012: * Manhattan Media CEO and mayoral candidate Tom Allon took to Twitter yesterday to chastise Manhattan Borough president Scott Stringer over his deployment of actress Scarlett Johansson at two different fundraisers. “Let others get meaningless support of actresses; I’ve just been endorsed by [&hellip
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Conspiracy Theory About Velazquez Race Turns Out To Be True

Written by Chris Bragg on . Posted in Politics

This morning, Room 8 blogger Gatemouth posted an article putting forth an intriguing conspiracy theory about the four-way Congressional race involving Rep. Nydia Velazquez. And it turns out to actually be true. Gatemouth posited that the candidacy of Dan O’Connor – a political newcomer who is one of the three people running against Velazquez – [&hellip
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Dartmouth Weighs in on State Senate Contest Between Two Alums

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in Politics

This year’s Senate contest in New York contains no less than two alums of Dartmouth College: Kirsten Gillibrand, class of ’88; and Wendy Long, class of ’82. The college’s main campus newspaper, The Dartmouth, recently published an article highlighting that fact, and also asked several students to weigh in with some armchair political analysis. One [&hellip
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City & State: Heard Around Town, April 6, 2012

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Politics

* In mid-March, the Federal Election Commission found that Brooklyn Congressman Ed Towns’s campaign had taken in an additional $14,500 in campaign contributions than what is legally allowed, according to a letter sent from the FEC to the campaign and obtained by City & State. Towns’ campaign took $5,000 donations from four different individuals, and [&hellip
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No Mega-Millions, But Funds Unclaimed for New York Politicians

Written by Laura Nahmias on . Posted in Breaking News

With tax season bearing down, many New Yorkers are dive-bombing into their couch cushions for spare change and waiting anxiously for government refunds to help make ends meet. Not so for Gov. Andrew Cuomo, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver and Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who are some of dozens of other top officials with cash sitting in [&hellip
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City & State: Heard Around Town, April 5, 2012

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*  On Fred Dicker‘s radio show yesterday former Gov. David Paterson defended Gov. Andrew Cuomoagainst charges his administration lacks transparency, saying that criticism of the all-night Albany session that led to the passage of the pension plan (among other things) was unstudied, and ignores the messy realities of policy-making. Paterson underscored the point with a [&hellip
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Charges Against Councilman Rodriguez From Zuccotti Park Arrest Are Dropped

Written by Andrew J. Hawkins on . Posted in News Our Town Downtown, Our Town Downtown, Politics

“Say ‘Hi’ to Vinnie for me” Those were the parting words of Judge Matthew Sciarino to Council Ydanis Rodriguez after dismissing charges of obstruction of justice and resisting arrest stemming from the councilman’s November arrest. Sciarino, a criminal court judge who was transferred to Manhattan from Staten Island after posting revealing details about his life [&hellip
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Betting’s Past Lives Alongside Its Future at Queen’s Racetrack

Written by City & State on . Posted in Breaking News

Outside the racino’s glow, horses still race at Aqueduct By Michael Mandelkern Aqueduct Racetrack in Queens feels like an airport that has seen better days: Old TV monitors hang from the ceiling, announcements echo off concrete corridors and grizzled race fans stand around waiting. On a gloomy, brisk Friday afternoon last month, several hundred people [&hellip
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City & State: MTA Head Dismisses Bloombergs Trans-Hudson Subway Link

Written by Jon Lentz on . Posted in Breaking News

MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota shot down Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s idea to extend the No. 7 subway line into New Jersey, saying the proposal is just too expensive. Bloomberg proposed the No. 7 extension in 2010 as a plan to help ease commuter traffic into Manhattan after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie canceled the Trans-Hudson Passenger [&hellip
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