Here’s Bill de Blasio, joined by two Manhattan district attorney candidates, Richard Aborn and Cy Vance, during a press conference outlining changes to the Civilian Complaint Review Board, including giving the Board an independent revenue stream and authority to initiative investigations.
The other Manhattan D.D. candidate, Leslie Crocker Snyder, did not attend the event.
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Among the people theoretically in the running for Carolyn Maloney’s Congressional seat, if she does vacate it for a Senate run, is City Councilman Dan Garodnick.
As I noted earlier, Garodnick’s district mirrors a good portion of the Congressional district, and he has a base of support in the voter-rich Stuyvesant Town and Peter Read More
Say what you want about her chances, but Carolyn Maloney is still acting like someone who actually means to challenge Kirsten Gillibrand for Senate next year.
She'd have to give up her House seat to do so. (Which is actually quite a good reason to believe that, at the end of the Read More
City Councilman David Yassky of Brooklyn, a candidate for city comptroller, announced in an email to supporters that he has been endorsed by two lawmakers from Manhattan, Assemblyman Jonathan Bing and City Councilman Dan Garodnick.
They’re two of the major cogs in the East Side Democratic power establishment led by Read More
Some other notable expenditures from city candidates, courtesy of intern Bharat Ayyar:
John Liu–whose reluctance to specify his intention for 2009 is keeping Grace Rauh busy–paid $29,340 to the Washington, D.C.-based Lake Research Partners for polling on February 22. He paid an additional $10,366.80 for a “voter survey” from the same company on Read More
So there may be a little less at stake now for the officials girding for the opportunity to succeed Upper East Side-based Representative Carolyn Maloney. That unofficial mini-contest, of course, was contingent on Hillary Clinton having a chance of becoming president, and on Maloney having a chance of taking Clinton’s place in the Read More
Assemblyman Michael Gianiaris, who is running for reelection to the Assembly in 2008, says in this week’s City Hall News that he is "going to seriously consider" running for City Council in 2009 and seeking the speakership.
The same article also quotes an unnamed aide to Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell, the former chairman Read More
The Brooklyn Courier ran an article earlier this week on the race to succeed City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, who will be term-limited in 2009. I didn’t see the article online, but a reader faxed me a copy of it, which gives (of course) special prominence to the Brooklyn candidates for the job, including Read More
Here is a one-minute interview with Assemblyman-elect Micah Kellner circa 11 p.m. last night after giving his victory speech to supporters at a bar on Second Avenue. He says it’s great to be a 28-year-old heading into public office, hopes to vote for a gay marriage bill, and wants to block development of a Read More
Practically every major Democrat in the city was at the corner of 14th Street and First Avenue yesterday afternoon to announce the formation of a what they say is the largest housing coalition in the city’s history.
The group, New York Is Our Home, includes labor and tenant groups, the Working Families Read More