Posts Tagged ‘Tom Allon’

Edward I. Koch: ‘I Don’t Do Cinematography’

Written by Tom Allon on . Posted in News Our Town, News Our Town Downtown, News West Side Spirit, Our Town, Our Town Downtown, West Side Spirit

If Martians landed on our planet and demanded I teach them what a New Yorker is, I’d go no further than show them the hours and hours of videotape of Edward I. Koch jousting at press conferences in the 1980s and defiantly marching across the Brooklyn Bridge during the 1980 transit strike and his more [&hellip
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Tapped In: Sandy Aid; Fire Fatalities; Ed Potter Award

Written by NY Press on . Posted in News Our Town, Our Town

fire Compiled by Paul Bisceglio NADLER, CUOMO ATTACK DELAY IN SANDY AID The House of Representatives’ failure to vote on a $60 billion Hurricane Sandy disaster aid bill last week prompted a number of angry responses by local elected officials representing the storm-ravaged city. “This is a betrayal of the millions of Americans who are struggling [&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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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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In First Forum, Mayoral Contendors Slam Bloombergs Minority and Women Business Policy

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

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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Campaign Roundup: Quinn Marries, Allon Hopes to Bring Back Liberal Party

Written by City & State on . Posted in Politics

2013 Mayoral Race Christine Quinn tied the knot. Tom Allon says the main goal of his candidacy is bringing back the Liberal Party. State Senate Senate Minority Leader John Sampson likely won’t be voted back as majority leader if the Senate Democrats take back the majority. The race for Suzi Oppenheimer’s seat is getting nasty, [&hellip
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A Trashy Political Idea

Written by NYPress on . Posted in Opinion Our Town, Our Town

OPED-Tom Allon By Tom Allon Some of the worst policy ideas in history have been borne out of political payback by elected leaders. We now are experiencing one of these on New York City’s East Side, where a long-forgotten political feud is rearing its ugly head and endangering the health and well-being of a ticked-off community. Trash [&hellip
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