Eric Schneiderman completed his sweep of Manhattan’s City Council delegation Thursday, securing the straggling endorsement of New York City Councilman Dan Garodnick in his quest to become Attorney General.
Gardonick, who represents the East Side of Manhattan and parts of midtown, credited Schneiderman for being a go-getter, do-gooder–the kind of progressive that, well, you just Read More
When Tishman Speyer and BlackRock assembled $6.29 billion from a long roster of investors and lenders to bid on Stuveysant Town in late 2006, their prize was the biggest sale ever by price of an individual property. (The complex was sold for $5.4 billion, and another $900 million was rounded up for reserves and capital Read More
It looks like the elected officials who represent Stuyvesant Town and Peter Cooper Village are bracing for the complex to default, and they’re already reminding the complex’s lenders–Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac–about how the lenders themselves needed a bit of help last year.
In a letter to Fannie and Freddie, the electeds–U.S. Representative Carolyn Read More
To the courts!
The City Council approved the controversial MoMA tower yesterday afternoon by a vote of 44-3, which is supposed to be the last step in the approval process, but is really just the last step before the inevitable lawsuit challenging the approval process.
So it’s just barely even news that an opposition group Read More
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.
De Read More
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 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 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 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 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 Read More