ALBANY—At the end of his remarks at a holiday fund-raiser last night, David Paterson made a simple declaration: “I am running for governor in 2010.”
“If it doesn’t work out, I’m going to go on The View. They need a little affirmative action on The View,” Paterson said to laughs, according Read More
I ran around the City Council chambers chatting with members about the primary elections on Tuesday, the impact term limits may have had, and the upcoming mayor’s race. Here’s are some quick highlights:
Oliver Koppell, said, “I got 64 percent. Last time I got 76 percent. I think the difference was largely term limits. But Read More
This dedicated supporter on 135th Street and Lenox Avenue is inserting Inez Dickens palm cards into copies of AMNew York and Metro, the free daily newspapers.
Which is one way of getting ads into the hands of readers without those pesky advertising fees.
City Councilwoman Inez Dickens endorsed Cy Vance for Manhattan district attorney, and went after Leslie Crocker Snyder for keeping an accused man in jail despite fingerprint evidence exonerating him because, Dickens said, “sometimes they say we all look alike.”
The issue Dickens raised had been brought up earlier in the race, Read More
The City Council just held a moment of silence for Michael Jackson.
Apparently in protest, several council members quietly walked out of the room just before it began.
Republicans Jimmy Oddo and Eric Ulrich, along with Democrats Peter Vallone Jr. and Lew Fidler all left the Council chambers just before Inez Dickens and Helen Diane Read More
Every year the political class pays homage to the gay community at the Pride Parade, and yesterday’s was no different.
At a big breakfast event tomorrow morning, Charlie Rangel will endorse Bill Thompson for mayor, John Liu for city comptroller and Bill de Blasio for public advocate.
Above is a flier for the event, which starts at 7:45 a.m. (on a Saturday!?).
A number of other elected officials from Harlem, like Read More
ALBANY—Kirsten Gillibrand thinks New Yorkers are starting to get used to the idea that she’ll be a senator for a long time.
“I think it’s happening already, I really do,” Ms. Gillibrand said in an interview on Feb. 14 as she ate a celery stick dipped in blue cheese at the end of a long Read More
DENVER—City Councilwoman Inez Dickens of Harlem supported Hillary Clinton during the primaries, and even though she said she plans to vote for Barack Obama in the roll call this week, she thinks Clinton’s candidacy was historic, especially in the context of other women who have succeeded in politics.
At the Sheraton Hotel last night, Read More
The City Council is expected to pass a major rezoning of 125th Street this afternoon, opening up Harlem’s historic main thoroughfare to substantial levels of new development.
The move comes as the plan, pushed forward by the city and altered some by the Council, has met opposition from many in Harlem, who claim Read More