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Mayoral Hopefuls Face the Upper West Side

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

Photo by Steven Barall Candidates appeared at a recent forum and spoke about real estate and housing concerns By Nora Bosworth “Ken told me that he has not seen a room this crowded since the anti-war debates of the sixties,” announced Jason Haber, Chair of Community Free Democrats, who co-sponsored the democratic mayoral debate on Thursday night. Ken Sherrill, [&hellip
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Mayoral Candidates Tackle Education in Forum

Written by Paul Bisceglio on . Posted in Breaking News, News Our Town, News West Side Spirit, Our Town

Five mayoral hopefuls gathered for a forum on education Monday, Nov. 19, to kick off Manhattan Media’s 10th annual Blackboard Awards. The hour-long discussion moderated by Philissa Cramer of Gotham Schools and Lindsey Christ of NY1 gave the presumptive candidates the opportunity to outline their proposed plans for New York City’s education system, and to [&hellip
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Gay Marriage Nets $259 Million for NYC in a Year

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By Paul Bisceglio   Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Council Speaker Christie Quinn announced on Tuesday that a study by the City Clerk’s office  and NYC & Company, the city’s tourism agency, estimated that same sex-marriages have contributed $259 million to the city’s economy since New York passed the Marriage Equality Act one year ago on [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Despite Fundraising Scandal, John Liu Bags $600k for Mayoral Run

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

via Wiki Commons 2013 Mayoral Race Anthony Weiner’s wife is reportedly urging him to give a tell-all interview, amid rumors that he’s considering a run for mayor or public advocate. John Liu raised $600K despite his fundraising scandal. Tom Allon himself raised $250K. Christine Quinn is already focused on fundraising for a possible general election. Queens One of [&hellip
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Court Sets Criminal Trial Date for Former John Liu Campaign Treasurer

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Jenny Hou. Photo via Facebook. In Manhattan federal court today, Judge Richard Sullivan set a date  for the government’s case against former John Liu campaign treasurer Jia Hou to begin on February 4th, 2013, less than a year before the first primary election in Liu’s presumed bid to become New York City’s next mayor. Hou, the 25-year-old former treasurer, is [&hellip
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Campaign Roundup: Rangel Congratulates Espaillat on “Ambitious” Run

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Photo courtesy of Wiki Commons Manhattan Guillermo Linares is in for a Senate run against Adriano Espaillat, while Mark Levine appears to be dropping his candidacy. Charlie Rangel issued a statement congratulating Espaillat. U.S. Senate Wendy Long challenged Kirsten Gillibrand to a series of five debates. 2013 Mayoral Race John Catsmatidis doesn’t think Christine Quinn is a lock to get [&hellip
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Attempt to Unionize Cablevision Technicians Fails

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CWA1 The Communications Workers of America has withdrawn its attempt to represent Cablevision’s Outside Plant technicians in the Bronx in advance of the scheduled election today. The move by CWA to unionize the technicians, which is supported by Mayoral hopefuls Bill Thompson, Bill de Blasio and John Liu, was apparently stymied in the face of likely defeat among the group [&hellip
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Velazquez Nabs Brooklyn, Lower East Side and Hasidic Votes To Secure Victory

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nydia-poll1-300x224 Nydia Velazquez needed to refuel after a long day campaigning. She was barely soaking in her victory — having addressed the crowd at Williamsburg’s East River Bar shortly before 11 p.m. — and was piling her plate with meatballs, roast chicken, fried fish, pasta salad, rice and some kind of lasagna at a buffet set [&hellip
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Comptroller Liu Calls for a Rent Freeze

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New York City Comptroller John Liu is calling for a rent freeze in the city. Liu, who is running for mayor, attributes his proposal to “economically challenging times” and delays in building affordable housing, Capital New York reports. In his June 15th letter to the Rent Guidelines Board, Liu cites the City’s 9.7 percent unemployment [&hellip
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In First Forum, Mayoral Contendors Slam Bloombergs Minority and Women Business Policy

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The six 2013 New York City mayoral candidates appeared together on stage for the first time this afternoon at a forum sponsored by City & State — and were largely in agreement that the Bloomberg administration had failed in its efforts to provide more city contracting opportunities to women and minority-owned businesses. The forum was [&hellip
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