Well, the Rudins have their latest prize—a bankruptcy court judge yesterday approved the august real estate family’s purchase of the shuttered St. Vincent’s hospital campus for $260 million.
The plan is somewhat controversial for not including full emergency care or inpatient services, though the judge in the case would not allow a Read More
The resolution to re-name a street in Queens after police-shooting victim Sean Bell passed the Parks and Recreation committee of the City Concil just now, four to one.
Voting in favor of it was Helen Foster of the Bronx , Alan Gerson of Manhattan, Letitia James of Brooklyn and Helen Sears of Queens.
Liz Crowley Read More
A groundbreaking ceremony in Lower Manhattan was more eventful than expected, according to Downtown Express. The newspaper just Tweeted:
Fiterman ceremony sparks shouting match between Barron & CUNY trustee, after left. Gerson helped defuse the argument.
I ran around the City Council chambers chatting with members about the primary elections on Tuesday, the impact term limits may have had, and the upcoming mayor’s race. Here’s are some quick highlights:
Oliver Koppell, said, “I got 64 percent. Last time I got 76 percent. I think the difference was largely term limits. But Read More
At a senior center off Grand Street, some old people doing tai chi and waiting for lunch were visited by Robert Morgenthau, Sheldon Silver, Cy Vance and Alan Gerson.
Gerson, a Democratic Council incumbent facing a competitive primary, at one point was heard telling one senior, “I’ll get re-elected, then I’ll get married.”
Gerson, Read More
Here’s a flier going around the Lower Manhattan district represented by Alan Gerson, one of the few incumbents who’s having a tough primary race.
Since it’s Manhattan, good-government issues actually matter, so Gerson’s attendance rate and vote to extend term limits have come up frequently.
But he Read More
The executive director of Citizens Union strongly opposed extending term limits legislatively, and hopes that those City Council members who went along with the rules change face the wrath of voters at the polls tomorrow.
But it may not work out that way. In fact, only a handful of the more than two Read More
Observer intern Kate McGee dropped in to see incumbent Alan Gerson defend himself during a debate in Lower Manhattan last night, where talk focused on term limits and an alleged “spoiler candidate.”
Last night, Alan Gerson came under attack for…being cynical.
Challenger Pete Gleason challenged incumbent Alan Gerson on his vote to extend Read More
One of the city’s most heated races is right next door to City Council member Rosie Mendez, who represents the Lower East Side. She hasn’t endorsed anyone in the race, but indicated some displeasure with the incumbent, Alan Gerson.
In an interview with The Villager, Mendez criticized Gerson for the role he played Read More
ALBANY—David Paterson says he's more concerned about the relationships between legislators' families and not-for profit groups than straight-up nepotistic hiring practices.
"I remember some members of the Senate hiring members of their family, and I also remember that there were members of the same family working in the same units, which really, I thought was Read More