Posts Tagged ‘Politics’

Kellner Loses Some Support Over Harassment Claims

Written by Joanna Fantozzi on . Posted in News Our Town

NYSRepMicahKellner After sexual harassment claim, Assembly Member Micah Kellner, a city council candidate for the Upper East Side, retains party support while losing some key endorsements Accusations of sexual harassment against Assemblyman Micah Kellner (D-76) have eroded support he once had in his bid for city council. Over the past two weeks, since the New York [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

Who Wants to be Mayor?

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

top_012913 By Morgan Pehme For the first time since 2000, the mayoralty of New York City will be an open seat, and there are a lot of people grabbing for it. Depending on how you count the candidates—most are still technically undeclared—there are at least a dozen hopefuls vying for the job, and possibly as many [&hellip
[ read more... ]

15 Comments

2013 Predictions: Two Dans Walk Into a Fortune Teller…

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

garodnick-200x300 We asked Upper East Side Council Member Dan Garodnick and Assembly Member Dan Quart to give us their 2013 predictions. What’s going to be the biggest news story to come out of your district in 2013? Garodnick: Dan Garodnick will kiss every baby in Council District 4 in support of his reelection bid. Quart: As [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

Advice for New State Legislators: Don’t Have Secret Family in Albany

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

Liz Benjamin New members of the state Senate and Assembly received some sage advice beyond where to eat and stay in Albany from reporters, professors and veteran politicians during City & State and the Baruch’s School of Public Affairs’s state legislator orientation this weekend. Former Lieutenant Governor Richard Ravitch told several rookie pols to seek out the legislature’s budget analysts to [&hellip
[ read more... ]

10 Comments

City & State’s Power 100 List

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

01_powerslider-1da07d562c   Who are the 100 most powerful people in New York City politics? Of course, the answer is both subjective and controversial. Still, in an audacious attempt to arrive at a ranking that reflects who really are the movers and shakers that drive New York City’s agenda, City & State has solicited the off-the-record opinions [&hellip
[ read more... ]

5 Comments

With Subway Stuck, Sandy Was Boon For Ferries

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

The East River Ferry (via nycedc.tumblr.com) By Aaron Short The closure of the flooded subway system frustrated commuters earlier this month but it was a godsend for the East River Ferry. Over 7,400 commuters crowded into the boats on Nov. 1, a number more than double the average ridership for the season. The weekend saw heavy ridership numbers as well, with [&hellip
[ read more... ]

1 Comment

The Tech Effect: New York Looks To High-Tech To Boost Upstate Region

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is pushing for high-tech investment in New York, has touted the University of Albany’s College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering. (Photos from College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering) New York City isn’t the only part of the state that has been attracting a growing number of high-tech companies. In upstate areas struggling to rebound from the recession and recover from the longer-term decline in manufacturing, the state has been recruiting companies like Yahoo! and IBM to add or expand operations, create new jobs [&hellip
[ read more... ]

65 Comments

Is This Vito Lopez’s Last Election?

Written by City and State on . Posted in Politics

VitoRampup1-300x224 Assemblyman Vito Lopez coasted to re-election on Tuesday, fending off a challenge from Republican stand-in Richy Garcia, but he signaled that it might be his last term in office. The embattled legislator had already lost his coveted housing committee and Brooklyn Democratic Party chairmanships this summer when news broke of allegations that he sexually harassed [&hellip
[ read more... ]

6 Comments

Romney’s Mistaken Clinton Calculation

Written by NY Press on . Posted in Politics

CW website pic By Clyde Williams When I started this piece I found myself writing the same story everyone else has about the emergence of President Clinton as the star of the 2012 election cycle. His incredible Democratic convention speech made the arguments on behalf of President Obama better than the candidate himself – leaving pundits speechless and [&hellip
[ read more... ]

13 Comments

..