College students who held a mock session in the state Senate chambers this weekend proved they have the whole routine down pretty well.
The CUNY and SUNY students debated the redistricting bill that narrowly passed the Republican-controlled State Senate. Mirroring the real-life debate, students representing Republican districts controlled the chamber, and pushed for a constitutional Read More
Here are some of the highlights from the Somos conference in Albany this weekend.
Andrew Cuomo, 3:15:
“I never had any new immigrant come to me and say to me, you know what I want Andrew, I want help with Medicaid, I want help getting welfare. You know what they say they want help Read More
A long-simmering dispute between two uptown City Councilmembers spilled into the open today as Robert Jackson of Harlem accused two Dominican lawmakers of attempting to turn Dominican residents of his district against him.
According to sources present at a Zoning Committee hearing today regarding Columbia University’s plan to expand their athletic facilities in Inwood, Jackson Read More
Last Thursday, Feb. 24, while journalists craned their recorders like goslings waiting to be fed, Democratic Senator Adriano Espaillat of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan gave the assembled tenant activists what they wanted.
“We will go down to the wire,” he said after the rally. “This is a 15-round fight.” Professional boxing matches are now Read More
Last week, we reported that at a press conference to endorse Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat, former Mayor David Dinkins rambled off-script a bit and said:
But it is important, it is so very important, particularly for the people of this district who vote on Tuesday to recognize how important it is to understand that the Read More
Former Mayor David Dinkins was in rare form at an endorsement press conference for state Senate candidate Adriano Espaillat, telling reporters:
I grew up in Harlem where we taught that New York City is a melting pot. Well I don’t agree with that. I have always said that we are a gorgeous mosaic. We have Read More
New York Public Advocate Bill de Blasio seems to be building his cache of political allies.
On Tuesday, Mr. de Blasio endorsed Adriano Espaillait for state senator, a longtime assemblyman vying for the open seat against Mark Levine, a community activist and darling to the stars.
Mr. Blasio, who is widely expected to Read More
Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat is also calling for State Senator Hiram Monserrate to resign, but said it is a “point of weakness” that the Inquisition Panel formed last week to ponder charges against him contains no Latino members.
“Given what has happened, Senator Monserrate is no longer able to effectively serve his constituents, or the Read More
ALBANY—Andrew Cuomo just held a conference call to announce he's settled with four companies that fraudulently provided services to immigrants.
"This country has a maze of immigration laws and regulations. People are trying to find their way through that maze, do it legally and play by the rules, and are getting victimized by scam Read More