On it Goes
Last week’s New Yorker magazine featured an article about Staten Island Congressman Michael Grimm getting into an altercation at a club back when Grimm, then an FBI agent, took his gun out and ordered all the white people there to leave.
Later, Public Advocate Bill de Blasio called on Grimm to urge the NYPD Read More
Mayor Bloomberg speaks at Kips Bay Showhouse President’s Dinner. April 21, 2011 (Photo Credit: Kristen Artz)
Taxes: Don’t raise them on the rich; “deficits matter” says Bloomberg. [FoxNews.com]
Taxes: S&P’s downgrading is a “warning” to America, says Bloomberg. [Glenn Thrush]
Taxes: There’s a bipartisan failure to Read More
“Respectfully, I ask that the appropriate individual within your administration publicly state whether the aforementioned direct mail piece does, in fact, signal a change in administration policy eliminating the threat of closing any fire companies as part of the FY 2012 budget.”
–Jimmy Oddo, a Republican City Councilman from Staten Island, in Read More
This should be an interesting vote to watch.
City Council Speaker Christine Quinn:
“In the coming weeks, the New York City Council will be introducing a resolution in support of the Respect for Marriage Act, which would repeal the Defense of Marriage Act and restore the rights of all lawfully married Americans to receive the Read More
Gun Control: “it’s not clear what exactly Obama will do now, or how hard he will push for more gun-control limits.” [Perry Bacon Jr.]
Gun Control: “The contours laid out in [Obama's] op-ed are similar to the plan currently being pushed by [Mayors Against Illegal Guns] and Sen. Chuck Schumer.” [Sam Read More
Right now, there are 42 committees and subcommittees in the 51-member body that is the New York City Council. Nearly a dozen of those committee chairmanships are being vacated, thanks to some upheaval from this year’s elections. Add that to the fact that Republicans are more than doubling their representation (well, Read More
Michael Bloomberg will be swearing in the new Republican City Council members tomorrow in the Council chambers, according to press release from those members.
Peter Koo from Flushing and Dan Halloran from Bayside will join the three Republican members already in the Council: Eric Ulrich of Howard Beach, Vinny Ignizio from the South Shore of Read More
Jimmy Oddo, a Republican city councilman, is sad to see the Rudy Giuliani out of the 2010 races.
“I am disappointed obviously, but respect his decision. I know there are many would-be, lower-on-the-ballot Democratic candidates who privately are breathing a sigh of relief. Maybe a couple of high-on-the-ballot candidates too.”
Giuliani wasn’t a Read More
Will there be a Sean Bell Way in Queens?
Al Sharpton hopes the city will so honor the late 23-year old, who was shot and killed by police officers in 2006. The detective’s union thinks it’s a “disgraceful” idea. The City Council’s Parks and Recreation Committee voted in favor of Read More
The City Council is considering renaming a street in Queens after Sean Bell, a 23-year-old who was shot and killed by police on his wedding day in 2006.
The union representing detectives is opposed, as are at least two City Council members.
Jimmy Oddo, a Republican, told me via email he Read More