Ed Towns didn’t bother to show up at the Stars and Stripes Regular Democratic Club in Bensonhurst on a drizzly Wednesday night last week, when party leaders gathered at the Brooklyn storefront to snack on pizza and doughnuts and decide whether to welcome him into their ranks.
He sent an aide instead, who gamely passed Read More
“Vy are they bothering you?” Mr. Wiesenfeld said on Friday afternoon, channeling her Yiddish. “Vhat they want from you? They don’t pay you. You sit there and they give you problems, aggravation, vhat do you need it for? Go home, see your daughter. Vhy are you sitting there until 8:30 Read More
The unlikely face-off for a district leader spot between a sitting senior Congressman and a longtime Councilmember will be decided next weekend.
Both Congressman Ed Towns, a 15-term congressman from Central Brooklyn, and Erik Martin Dilan, a nine-year veteran of the City Council, will stand before Brooklyn’s district leaders May 18 at the Stars and Read More
The Board of Trustees at the City University of New York has just announced that they are holding an emergency meeting Monday night to reconsider the decision to nix the honorary degree awarded to Pulitzer Prize winning playwright Tony Kushner.
“I would not ordinarily ask for a reconsideration of a decision so recently taken,” said Read More
Mayor Mike Bloomberg made his annual Blue Room budget presentation for the New York City press corps this afternoon and took aim at officials in Albany and Washington who he said are taking money from the city’s coffers.
“We are in better shape than most cities for two prime reasons: we’ve made smart investments in Read More
Politico has the scoop on a new internal poll out from the Kathy Hochul campaign which shows the Erie County Democrat in a dead heat for a race in an open Congressional seat against Republican Jane Corwin.
According to the poll, by Global Strategy Group, Corwin has 31 percent of the vote while Read More
More news out of the 54th Assembly district–a seat left vacant when Darryl Towns was named Andrew Cuomo’s housing commissioner.
According to several sources, Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez is backing Jesus Gonzalez, a community organizer with Make the Road New York who also has the support of the Working Families Party. Velazquez has a longtime rivalry Read More