Comptroller candidate and City Councilman John Liu, who’s also the chair of the transportation committee, has an idea about why the ill-fated East River bridge tolls were under consideration in the first place.
According to Liu, it’s because “large corporate interests” wanted to kill the idea of a payroll tax.
He was speaking Read More
Comptroller candidate and City Councilman John Liu, who's also the chair of the transportation committee, has an idea about why the ill-fated East River bridge tolls were under consideration in the first place.
According to Liu, it's because “large corporate interests” wanted to kill the idea of a payroll tax.
He was Read More
Here’s Baruch College Professor Doug Muzzio at my desk in City Hall, talking about Michael Bloomberg as a possible vice-presidential candidate.
“It’s interesting because of his checkbook, but it ain’t gonna happen,” Muzzio says.
9 a.m. City Council’s Black, Latino, and Asian Caucus and education advocacy group Directions for Our Youth will be conducting a dropout prevention summit at Baruch College at 55 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor.
10 a.m “Live from City Hall with Mayor Mike and John Gambling” airs on WABC Radio – 770 AM.
11 a.m. Congressman Read More
8:30 a.m. The board of directors for the city’s Economic Development Corp will meet at 110 William Street.
8:30 a.m. Al D’Amato and Carl McCall discuss city and state government at Baruch College.
11 a.m. Sirius Satellite Radio announces they’re launching a station dedicated to Frank Sinatra.
Noon. Assembly Democrats convene for a meeting Read More
So I was on a panel this morning at Baruch College to discuss the media and how it affects politics. (Pictured above are my esteemed co-panelists.)
In a brave attempt at real-time experimentation, Baruch launched a blog called, you guessed it, RoleofTheMedia.blogspot.com, where I started a thread about the Alan Hevesi debate on Read More
At 8:30 in Midtown, CA congressional candidate Jerry McNerney has a fund-raising breakfrast.
At 8:30, the Consul General of Mexico and CUNY co-sponsor a conference on Mexican immigrants in New York at Baruch College.
At 9 a.m. the federal funding cuts and their impact on the future of public housing is discussed at the Read More
Charlie Rangel will deliver the Baruch College commencement speech at Madison Square Garden.
Robert Heim will kick off his campaign for Assembly at JD’s Restaurant.
Hudson Guild hosts a panel discussion entitled “Chelsea 2025: The Future of Urban Communities.”
For convention related events, see our convention schedule post.
Campaign blogs are, it’s increasingly clear, generally a bad idea. Mostly because nobody reads them — except your opponent’s researchers.
As in this release from the Bloomberg campaign:
FERRER: WRONG ON HIS OWN RÉSUMÉ
Ferrer personally wrote blog item telling voters that he was “educated in public schools for most of my education” – an Read More