Former aide to then-City Councilman David Yassly Evan Thies has set up his own consulting firm, called Brooklyn Strategies.
Thies ran for a City Council seat in Williaimsburg last year, and worked in Hillary Clinton’s office and on Andrew Cuomo’s 2006 attorney general’s race.
On his site, Thies says the company “can manage Read More
Reshma Saujani, who plans to challenge Rep. Carolyn Maloney in the 2010 Democratic primary, has hired Kevin Lawler as her campaign manager, a campaign source confirmed.
Lawler was a regional field director for Scott Murphy‘s successful congressional race upstate, and was most recently the campaign manager Read More
The Working Families Party cleaned up in the run-off last night, with its candidates Bill de Blasio and John Liu each winning handily.
The party only has 11,800 registered voters in New York, but it’s been able to craft an oversized role thanks to an effective, if controversial, Get Out The Read More
Two weeks ago, The New York Times issued a brief 75-word endorsement in the seven-person primary to replace David Yassky in Brooklyn’s 33rd council district.
The pick was Jo Anne Simon, a civil rights attorney and longtime Boerum Hill community activist. “Jo Anne Simon has an impressive Read More
Senator Charles Schumer waded into one of the more closely contested City Council races this morning, endorsing Stephen Levin in the 33rd District to replace the incumbent David Yassky.
On the steps of Brooklyn’s Borough Hall, Schumer praised Levin for his work promoting affordable housing in Bushwick, where Levin has served as Read More
Last night, six of the seven Democratic candidates in the 33rd Council District gathered at a Williamsburg preschool for a forum that was provocatively promoted by a host group, Neighbors Allied for Good Growth, as the “Ultimate Verbal Smackdown.” Only one candidate seemed to take the promotion seriously.
Doug Biviano, Read More
As the nightlife mobile app Foursquare gains popularity among the city’s digerati, the classic playground game four square is taking Brooklyn politicians and City Council candidates by storm.
It all started on July 4, when Michael Freedman-Schnapp, volunteer coordinator for Brad Lander, who is running for Bill de Blasio’s Council seat (Mr. de Blasio Read More
On a recent Friday night in the backyard of Pete’s Candy Store, a neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, City Council candidate Evan Thies ate hamburgers and hot dogs with some supporters from the 33rd District’s ubiquitous kickball league. After a few beers, the crowd of 20- and 30-somethings was hushed, and Thies—looking slightly out Read More
City Councilman and comptroller candidate David Yassky seemed to be having a good time at the High Line Park gala at Pier 60 on the evening of June 15, but he turned somewhat solemn when I asked him about Dock Street.
“Oh, what a shame,” Yassky said of the 40-9 vote that Read More
All of the candidates in the crowded race for David Yassky's City Council seat came to Greenpoint last night for the second forum in as many weeks. It was hosted by the Greenpoint Gazette, and most of the debate focused on issues affecting the northern tip of the district.
With seven candidates on Read More