King of Kings County
Nearly 40 supporters of Ken Thompson’s Brooklyn district attorney campaign gathered on the steps of Borough Hall today to demand incumbent Charles Hynes apologize for allegedly accusing Mr. Thompson of being a gun trafficker–which they linked to a larger plot to scare white voters in the November election.
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats‘s annual fund-raising dinner drew Senator Schumer, Rep. Anthony Weiner, State Senator Eric Adams and others.
An unintentionally funny moment, during Chuck Schumer’s remarks. After acknowledging some guests in the audience, he said, “I think I’m the third longest member – third longest?” and then corrected himself. “Third-longest Read More
Brooklyn state Senator Eric Adams, of “Stop the Sag” fame, has released a new YouTube video that educates parents on how to go through their children’s rooms for guns, drugs, and other contraband. The video is part of a campaign against gun violence, and features Sen. Adams (who served 22 years Read More
Criticism of the unexpected city and federal government destruction of hundreds of Prospect Park geese continues to mount. Newly piling on the anti-geese-gassing bandwagon: former Parks commish Henry Stern and state Senator Eric Adams, who yesterday both issued strongly worded statements questioning the wisdom of destroying the geese that have made the Prospect Park Read More
Brooklyn State Senator Eric Adams would like his constituents to wear their pants higher. (From New York 1, via Gawker.)
Mr. Adams has launched an anti-sagging campaign that features this video, and billboard ads that say: “Raise your pants, raise your image!”
“I say to our youth all over Read More
Eric Adams, a state senator and former police officer, said it’s possible that David Paterson can stay in office and negotiate a budget while there’s an investigation into whether he inappropriately interfered with a woman trying to file a domestic violence complaint against one of Paterson’s top aides.
But when I asked Adams Read More
ALBANY—Malcolm Smith is supposed to leave the top post in the State Senate with the New Year. But nothing in the chamber is ever that easy.
Smith, a Queens Democrat who was
“He’s like an ambassador for the State Senate,” said his spokesman, Austin Shafran. He added that Smith and Sampson “have an outstanding Read More
ALBANY—It’s a Hail Mary pass for same-sex marriage.
State Senator Tom Duane, the measure’s sponsor in that chamber, just walked across the back of the floor trailed by Democratic Conference Leader John Sampson and Eric Adams, his top lieutenant. Along with Senators Malcolm Smith, Eric Schneiderman and Deputy Majority Leader Jeff Klein, they walked Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Jeff Klein's quote this morning in The Capitol about his colleagues in the Democratic conference was pretty blistering: he said that "quite frankly, all of these people shouldn't be in the majority."
"I'd hate to have to be the judge, but they should really be in the minority. Because they're really Read More
ALBANY—State Senator Craig Johnson was milling around his chamber Thursday when I approached him to ask about David Paterson.
His eyes widened. His head shook. He refused to go on record. I asked why.
"I'm here today to address certain Senate needs, and we are going to have a lengthy debate," Johnson, a Long Island Read More